Big Changes Ahead: Back to Mild & Stormy Starting Tomorrow...Dec 10th
- With temperatures hovering around zero this morning across the south coast, precip from our moist northwesterly flow has been switching between light snow, drizzle and freezing drizzle, making the morning roads very slippery
- Freezing drizzle warnings have ended now for metro Vancouver as the precip begins to taper across the south coast - still in place for the Fraser Valley though until later this afternoon but most of the south coast should dry out in the next few hours
- A Pacific frontal system is quickly approaching the BC coast today, that is strong enough to finally kick out our arctic high and bring big changes across the whole province
- The system is already spreading warmer air and snow to the North Coast inland sections today, becoming heavier tonight for as much as 40 cm of snow by late Wednesday. Snowfall warnings are in place for much of northern & central BC
- As for us on the south coast, it looks like by the time the first round of precip gets down to us tomorrow morning, it will be relatively light - starting as flurries but changing over to showers as the freezing level drops in the milder air - temps for Vancouver will be around 2 or 3 by the afternoon
- The next round of rain will move in for Thursday, with temps back up to 4 or 5 degrees
- Yet another system will slide in for the weekend, with temps back up to 6 or 7 degrees
- The next few rounds of storms is much more typical of our winter weather, meaning rain for the lowlands but good amounts of fresh snow for the mountains.
So it could be worse: New Data Shows Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth in Antarctica: -93.2C
- Newly analyzed satellite data from East Antarctica revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded on August 2010 when it hit -94.7 Celsius.
- "It's more like you'd see on Mars on a nice summer day in the poles," Scambos said, from the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco Monday, where he announced the data. "I'm confident that these pockets are the coldest places on Earth.
- However, it won't be in the Guinness Book of World Records because these were satellite measured, not from thermometers, Scambos said
Highlights Across the Country:
- Still frigid in the Prairies today (and for the next few days) with below minus 35 wind chills again in SK & MB..and the cold has spread back across AB for the day. (brief one day warm in tomorrow in S AB though with Chinook winds)
- Snow squalls in Southern Ontario could led to 20-30 cm of snow today on the lee shores of the Great Lakes
- Video of 40-car pile-up in Wisconsin highway: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-2521293/Amazing- video-shows-40-car-pile-snow- covered-Wisconsin-highway.html