Mild and Drizzly to Ring in the New Year...Dec 31st

  • Happy New Year everyone! All the best in 2014
  • Mist, drizzle and fog have been reported at YVR for the past few hours. Clouds should lift a little in the next few hours but the risk for some drizzle will remain in the forecast through the evening
  • A new system is bringing heavy rain and snow to northern and central sections of the province today..the front will make it's way down to the south coast for tomorrow night and through Thursday
  • Rainfall totals could exceed 50 mm and rainfall warnings may be issued tomorrow.. unfortunately this will not be bringing local mountain snow
  • By Friday, high pressure builds in for a sunny end of the week and weekend
  • Temps will remain mild for the next few days but cooler air will start filtering in for Sunday with overnight lows getting below zero starting Sat night
  • With cold temps still in place early next week, Monday may be our next chance of mountain snow fingers crossed
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Record Cold Continues For Most of Canada
  • Cold is the story for most of Canada - wind chill warnings in place tonight from Manitoba to New Brunswick for values down to minus 35 to minus 50. But even SK and AB are into the minus 20 wind chills
  • Wind chill value got down to -48 in Winnipeg this morning, cancelling some flights. Ice crystals have been reported at the airport for the past >24 hours
  • It's colder right now across much of central Canada than all the Antarctic weather stations
  • The cold air will remain in place for much of the country through at least the first few days of 2013
  • While cold snaps are common in the winter across the Prairies, this has been an exceptionally cold snap with record low temps, and record power-consumption across the Prairies 
  • Meanwhile -35 wind chills not helping for the thousands still without power in NB. NB Power reported ~4400 costumers without power at 12 pm PT
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Winter Classic Forecast
  • Overcast with light snow (2-5 cm) and temps down to about -10. Wind chill will make it feel more like -15 through the day for Detroit
  • Though the cold may be rough for fans, higher temperatures are wore- Last year's game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers was delayed because afternoon temperatures were too high.

Eastern US/Canada Snowstorm Round the Corner
  • Watching the potential for a major snowstorm to affect the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday into Friday. Looks to brush ON at this point but will continue on to Atlantic Canada
  • The storm will affect more than 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast combined and could have a major negative impact on travel for people returning from holiday destinations, heading back to school or resuming business activities
  • Far from the worst storm to ever hit the area, but people should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations because of direct and indirect impacts from the far-reaching storm.

China's Yutu Moon rover pictured from orbit by Nasa satellite
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Vancouver Weather

Wednesday

Rain

18°C

Thursday

Periods of rain

20°C

Friday

Cloudy

20°C

Saturday

Sunny

22°C

Sunday

Sunny

23°C