Dry & Mild Stretch Continues..Morning Fog Too...Jan 23rd

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  • With our high pressure ridge now firmly in place, dry weather will continue to dominate the forecast for the next 4-5 days
  • Under the ridge fog and low clouds will continue to be a concern in the forecast each day as to how quickly it burns off in daytime heating
  • Interestingly this morning, the dense fog bank made it's way around the straight towards YVR, but luckily daytime heating kicked in before it could stay 'stuck' in the strait
  • It will be this kind of race again tomorrow, and even somewhat through the weekend in a very stagnant airmass
  • Other than a nail-biter for tomorrow, a good chance that our afternoons will be bright and sunny for most of Vancouver - just amazing for this time of the year
  • Temps will be above seasonal out of the fog: 7-9 degrees, 0-1 overnight lows and extremely warm on the mountains
  • Next chance of rain will come with a break-down of our ridge and an approaching Pacific system for Tuesday. Looks like we will return to a more typical January weather pattern at that point
  • If we make it until Tuesday places like Victoria & Vancouver will have seen 16-19 dry days in a row. Taking a quick look at the snow pillow data for the south coast - most levels are below seasonal and near the historical minimums for those stations. Definitely a long term story to watch for 

Extreme Cold Eastern Canada
  • Extreme cold still in place from SK to NFLD
  • Parts of NFLD that experienced rain last night are now icing up tonight with dropping temps - St. John's included
  • Wind chill warnings back for Toronto with strong winds tonight, feeling like -33 tomorrow morning
  • Cool pics of sun dogs across southern Ontario with high altitude ice crystals
  • Southern Ontario will also deal with white-out conditions this weekend: Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning for the St. Catharines and Niagara regions warning of up to 10 cm of snow with near zero visibilities starting tomorrow
  • Quebec hits all-time high for power consumption amid cold snap:
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-hits-all-time-high-for-power-consumption-during-cold-snap-1.1308251
Beautiful 'sun halo' in Toronto today thanks to the sun refracting through horizontally-oriented ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. Follow @CBCWeather & @CBCClaire for National & Toronto weather news

Spring in the West in Contrast
  • The extreme swing in the jetstream is leading to Spring-like conditions in BC & AB & YK
  • Its warmer in Yukon than in parts of Florida today! Whitehorse at 6 degrees today is almost 20 degrees above seasonal
  • Extreme contrast between West & East to last through weekend before weakening Monday
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