Storm After Storm this Week..Snow at Alpine Levels...Jan 7th
- A weak system that is moving inland today will continue to bring light rain to the South coast through the day & evening..heavier rain picking up tonight
- Another system will arrive for Wednesday night and Thursday bringing steady rain and gusty winds
- More systems lined up for the end of the week into the weekend for continued wet & windy weather! Temps fairly steady between 5-8 degrees all week
- The air in the higher layers of the atmosphere is beginning to cool so snow should fall above 1000-1200 m but that is still a touch on the mild side for this year. Still that does mean snow for higher elevations and good news for Whistler
- One of the end of week storms may bring warming temps to higher elevations so that will be one to watch for potential flooding
You Know it's Bad When Iqaluit Says it is..
- The same massive low pressure system is bringing intense blizzard conditions to Iqaluit today - 135 km/h gusts clocked at the airport with SUSTAINED winds around 110 km/h.. lots of reports of damages to homes
- Hurricane force winds will continue tonight - power outages to continue. Worst storm they've seen since 2007
- Blizzard warnings in place through tonight before winds ease tomorrow am
- Live cam http://www.kimmirutweather.com/
From @moukmouk9 in Iqaluit
Brutal Wind Chills for the East..Recovery Coming
- The Arctic airmass is shifting eastward today bringing the start of a warm-up to the Prairies.
- Temps are still in the -20s with wind chill in the -30s but wind chill warnings have ended today for SK & MB with temps only a few degrees
- below zero by the end of the week
- The front end of the airmass pushes into Atlantic Canada today; wind chill warnings in place again tonight for northern & southern Ontario and parts of Quebec..with the Maritimes in the -20 wind chills tonight and temps dropping fro NFLD
- Lots of temp records fell early this morning across southern ON: Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent areas have set a new coldest day on record for the region: - 25.2 c that smashes the previous record of -21.1 c set way back in 1884 http://canadasrock.ca/blogs/evenings/2014/01/coldest-january-7th-record-shattered/
- Southern ON/QC will stay in the minus double digits tomorrow, although already a good 8 degrees warmer. The warm-up continues and by the weekend Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal warming up to above zero with the east coast to follow suit a day behind
Historic Cold for the US
- In some ways a much bigger story for the US: This morning at least 1 place in every US state (with the exception of Hawaii) had a temperature below freezing
- Long-standing records were shattered across the East and South on Tuesday morning, as the coldest air in 20 years arrived.
- New York City, Dover, Phili, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Columbia, Atlanta, Birmingham, all broke daily record lows this morning
- After today, temps will gradually rise through the week as the polar air retreats. Go home polar vortex.. you're drunk.
UK floods prompt space charter activation
- It means agencies will get immediate access to satellite imagery to help them respond to the problems caused by the stormy weather of recent weeks.
- It is rare for Britain to activate the charter on its own behalf.But this is the second time in five weeks that it has made a request for satellite imagery.