Colder Air Still to Come, Flurries Start Thursday...Dec 3rd

  • Temps last night got down to -3 for YVR in clear skies with afternoon highs struggling to get much above 3 this afternoon
  • Winds are still gusty today by the water with winds filtering down the province from the north. But blue skies as a dry air mass settles into place for the next few days
  • Temperatures tomorrow will be a couple of degrees cooler for Vancouver, and cooler still for Thursday: zero at best all day
  • Thursday is our best chance at getting some moisture into the air as a low pressure system begins to develop off the coast bringing the chance for flurries across the south coast Thursday and again Friday
  • High will continue to sit at or below freezing right through the weekend but we should get back into the sun as well by Saturday
  • Sunday into Monday is when things might start to get interesting - a stronger system -may- bring some accumulating snow to the south coast. Too far out to say for sure but definitely to keep an eye on
  • A note on November precip averages: Vancouver's climate average for Nov is around 178 mm, this month we saw 123 mm. North Vancouver gets closer to 300 mm with only 170 mm this month. So not record-breaking dry but most of that precip fell at the beginning of the month  
  • I'll have a closer look at temps but generally we were only slightly below averages for the entire month

Still Rough Driving in AB & SK Today as Storm Tracks East
  • An intense winter storm continues to affect portions of Southern Alberta, but high pressure is helping to end the snowfall and ease the winds as we head through the day today. Warnings have now ended across the Prairies
  • As much as 10-40 cm fell across central & southern AB yesterday with low visibilities in the strong sustained winds - and for almost a full 24 hours
  • Snow is still falling across SE Alberta today so additional accumulations may be added on, but definitely improving as we head into the evening
  • Meanwhile the storm is now located over Colorado before it tracks towards the Great Lakes for tomorrow. Messy driving conditions expected today along the Minnesota border in MB & Northern On today. And freezing rain for parts of southern Ontario starting tonight
  • And cold temps for all very much a big story - wind chills right now across AB & SK in the -25 range but will get down to < -30 this evening
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Bigger Canadian Storm in Atlantic Canada Today
  • A separate low pressure system is tracking across the Maritimes today and into Newfoundland tonight
  • Heavy rain is moving across Western Nova Scotia for 40 to 60 mm by this evening. Wind & rainfall warnings are in place for much of the eastern province.
  • Strong northwest winds will develop in the wake of the system tonight and Wednesday. Over eastern areas of the province wind gusts are forecast to reach 90 to 120 km/h on Wednesday.
  • These strong northwest winds will bring colder air meaning a change from  rain to snow over eastern areas of the province for 5-15 cm tonight

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