More Spring Weather Ahead..Showers End of Week...Mar 11th
- Our ridge of high pressure is now firmly in place across southern BC
- Mainly sunny skies and seasonal temperatures are on tap for the next three days, with patchy overnight fog
- Patchy fog did develop near the water last night but has burnt off now across Vancouver
- Pacific moisture is being blocked by our high pressure, and re-directing up and into northern coastal sections of BC
- Looks like the next chance of a system sneaking in will be Friday for a cloudier day with the risk of showers
- At this point Friday's system may open the door for a more unsettled weekend ahead
- Flood concerns are rising in B.C.'s East Kootenay region as recent heavy rain and warming temperatures are melting away large mounds of snow.
Winter's Back for Much of Canada:
Winnipeg Frozen Pipes
- As of yesterday afternoon, 927 properties across the city have frozen pipes, up from 868 on Sunday.
- City crews have been operating three specialized pipe-thawing machines seven days a week, with the average wait time being between 12 to 17 days long.
- Firefighters have been delivering jugs of potable water to affected homes & the city has waived the normal fees for thawing pipes
- Temperatures will stay below zero today & tomorrow, before above zero temps for one day only on Thursday, before dropping again
- However, officials say the problem with frozen pipes is so bad it could continue through April, May and possibly even June.
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Snowstorm on the Way: Southern Ontario Tonight, Quebec, Maritimes Tomorrow
- After warming temps led to a taste of Spring for much of eastern Canada the past few days, a return to winter is imminent
- A storm system tracking through the NE US today will move into southern Ontario tonight will bring heavy snow starting tomorrow morning to the Great Lakes where winter storm warnings have already been issued for the shores of lakes Erie & Ontario as well as & southern Quebec inc Montreal. These areas could see 25 cm by Wednesday night. Many others inc Toronto & Ottawa under a special weather statement for 10-20 cm along with strong winds and blowing snow
- The storm will then push into the Maritimes starting tomorrow night where snowfall warnings are also already in place