Sun, Cold, Snow Contest and new features.

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 18 February 2018 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low minus 9. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 1. Monday night: Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries overnight. Low minus 5. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Clearing. Low minus 6. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

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This is more like February weather than November weather but I don’t think anyone is complaining.

First, here is the cause of our sunny and cold weather.

Big Omega Block (looks like an inverted U with feet)
Big Omega Block (looks like an inverted U with feet)

A strong ridge of high pressure and a big omega block of the jetstream over BC is deflecting the storm track well away from the BC coast and allowing cold air to stream to the coast from the cold North interior of the continent.

Here is anofher pic showing the jetstream on Tuesday. As you can see, it isn’t changing too much.  It remains weak in our area and mainly deflected to the north.

The block remains
The block remains

Snow Contest Coming! But is the snow?
This all means it is going to stay clear and cold until sometime next week… What happens when this cold snap breaks and moisture comes in from the Pacific? Well, on Sunday the Snow Contest will open. You might want to start thinking about your guesses…. and it may be sooner rather than later. 🙂

New features and return of old
Finally you will notice the conditions have been updated a bit on the side. I’ve goneback to highlighting the background for the color warnings rather than the text. It is simply more legible. I need to make it a little more mobile friendly (the text is getting squished) but I think it is better with the headings for each value too. I will be also adding back a full Almanac so you can see the full array of data that the station provides. I’ve been kind of busy for a while so this has all taken longer than I hoped but it is getting there.

Have a Happy Thursday. I will be back tomorrow!

5 Replies to “Sun, Cold, Snow Contest and new features.”

  1. Snow contest! Snow contest! I think it is going to snow nex Thursday!
    Ok. You can wait until after the election

  2. Oh, and looking forward to Saturday. I would love to see you elected, but more than anything, there needs to be more discussion, more participation, and an ongoing commitment to keep the Mayor and Council on the path to a better community. Looking for 80% turnout (been hanging too much with Winston Joseph?)

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