The Wind brings warmth then cold, but not as cold as thought

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  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.1° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 6.7 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    64 %
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    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.1° C
    Heat Index
    18.1° C
    Dewpoint
    11.1° C
    UV
    5.1
    Solar
    743 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.1° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.1° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1120W/m2 @ 14:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 Tdy.

As Nick pointed out in the comments of the last thread, last night we saw a pretty dramatic increase in Temperature from 2C all the way up to nearly 10C in the matter of about 20 minutes.

This was all thanks to the wind that blew in from the South. Well, that wind should continue to give us some nice balmy warmth for the next few hours…. and then it will all come to a screeching halt… and reverse course.

Once the front passes, which it should do by late this afternoon or evening, the winds will turn right around and start blowing in the Arctic Air. This should drop us down below zero by nighttime and may lead to some lingering flurries according to the forecast.

1PM forecasts for today.
Jan 7 1PM temp forecast
1AM forecast tonight
Jan 7 1PM temp forecast
Notice the very cold, white and grey is below -20C, air that comes towards the Coast from the Interior.

After the last bits of moisture blows out, it should clear right up and get good and cold. Hopefully that means a sunny weekend. Next week, we will hopefully see a little nice snow, not the slushy mess we were forced to deal with earlier this week.

The good news is that the temperatures won’t be down below -10C like the models have previously said, in fact. There look to be a few opportunities for snow mid-week next week as well as the week after.

One Reply to “The Wind brings warmth then cold, but not as cold as thought”

  1. Looking good, I hope the sun pokes through! What do you think of the long range Chris? Brett Anderson at Accuweather has the week of January 17 wet & mild, but the ARL GFS forecasts plenty of moisture but staying below zero.

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