Monday, September 22, 2014

Summer's last hurrah...

Despite the Autumn equinox occurring tonight, we have a gorgeous week coming up, likely lasting through the weekend.

Take advantage.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Brief look at upcoming weather...

Generally cooler than normal for the next 6-10 days.

The storm that brought snow to Alberta will affect us in Ontario with a bunch of rain late Wednesday into Thursday.  
There will be another front coming through late Saturday that will give us more rain.  Then some more rain on Tuesday...

I've read articles that this fall will have fabulous colours in our area...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Winter is coming...

Okay, so maybe I'm poking the bear a bit, but...



Accumulated snowfall over the next week in Canada (according to the Euro):


Monday, September 1, 2014

Brief look..

After a couple weak frontal boundaries bring some precip Tuesday and Friday, it looks like a nice weekend coming up.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

And speaking of ice...

Given the current fad, thought this was funny/appropriate...
 


Sea Ice update...

We are a couple weeks from the Arctic sea ice minimum.   I thought I'd give an update of where global sea ice is at. 
 
Starting with the Antarctic:  still well above normal
 
 
The Arctic Sea ice is approaching this year's minimum.  As of now it looks like it'll be pretty close to last years minimum, which was in the middle of the pack of the last dozen.   Meaning there is no Arctic Ice death spiral.

If we looks an the anomaly graph, we can also that the ice has stabilized.  The extreme minimum of 2012 caused by a strong Arctic storm, has stopped the wild gyrations as we can see in this graph.
 
The NW passage also won't be open this year as the channels are jammed with old or new thick ice.
 
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fun fact about August 12th...

Temperature records in Ottawa for this date:

Lowest Temperature (1939-2011) 6.7°C         1946
Highest Temperature (1939-2011)  35.0°C     1947