Socked in to Start the Week...Rain Tomorrow Evening...Jan 21st

A high pressure ridge continues to hold for one more day...although the fog will likely not burn off for most areas, even into the afternoon.

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When the fog rolls in...

- The next frontal system will bring rain tomorrow night and into Wednesday, ending our week straight dry streak
- The weather pattern through the end of the week int the weekend is a more active one with rain and mild temps
- Fog again tomorrow morning but some mixing ahead of the next rain-maker may just clear us out for the afternoon
- Temps will likely stay cold in the fog...by tomorrow afternoon if we get the sun, we should get back up to a seasonal 6 or so

Extreme Cold Continues for Much of Central Canada
- A bitterly cold Arctic airmass is well entrenched across much of Manitoba and Northern Ontario.
- With light to moderate northwest winds; extreme wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 50 are being produced this morning.
- Similar conditions are expected again tonight into Tuesday morning. Environment Canada is advising extreme caution if outdoors in their wind chill warning statement. Frostbite (damage, sometimes permanent, to skin and body tissue due to freezing) and hypothermia will occur in minutes if adequate precautions are not taken when outdoors. 
- Kind of interesting... Winnipeg only just dipped down to a -30 temperature last night; that means the city was less than three weeks away from breaking an 80-year-old temperature record for the number of days in a row where the mercury has not dipped to -30 C or below. Winnipeg had not seen -30 in almost two years.
- Same northerly winds producing snowsqualls across the Great Lakes and Toronto's afternoon high tomorrow will be around -11 (-20 wind chill)
- Looks like we get a slight ease in the cold next weekend...but an even colder outbreak may be on the for next week

East Coast Snow
- A strengthening storm will throw a swath of heavy snow over portions of eastern New England Monday night into Tuesday.
- The same storm will then track just east of the Avalon Peninsula Tuesday evening. Snow will begin over Southeastern Newfoundland Tuesday afternoon then taper off overnight as the low moves off. 15 centimetres of snow is expected over the Avalon Peninsula with lesser amounts further west.

Scientists Describe a 'New' Type of Volcanic Eruption
- There is a third eruptive style unique to underwater volcanoes, which is neither effusive nor explosive.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130121083215.htm

Great Pictures of Snow in London, England
- freezing conditions expected to continue through to Thursday
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-snow-in-london-other-pa/4521982
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265750/Winter-freeze-claims-11th-victim-postman-suffers-heart-attack-trying-dig-van-snowdrift.html

Vancouver Weather

Thursday

Mainly cloudy

16°C

Friday

Cloudy

16°C

Saturday

Chance of showers

17°C

Sunday

Cloudy

17°C

Monday

Chance of showers

18°C