Saturday, January 26, 2008

Break out the Long Johns and Pass Me My Toque*

Take a look below at the five day forecast for this area. Now take another look, comparing today's high with Monday's forecast high temperature. Brrrrrrr! The funniest part: this is actually an improvement over yesterday's forecast, when the predicted low temperature for Monday night was -45 C (without considering the windchill)!


High 3°C
Low -7°C

26 January
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 20 this afternoon. High plus 3.
Night: A few clouds. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low minus 7.

High -3°C
Low -17°C

27 January
Cloudy with sunny periods. Light snow beginning late in the day. Amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming north 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High minus 3 with temperature falling to minus 17 in the evening. Wind chill minus 27.

High -25°C
Low -27°C

28 January
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 27. High minus 25.

High -24°C
Low -30°C

29 January
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 30. High minus 24.

High -23°C
Low -28°C

*: Toque: noun, pronounced "took" with the "oo" sounding like "moon", NOT "book". A warm knit cap or hat worn on the head in cold weather, tugged down over one's ears in an attempt to prevent loss of body heat. A distinctly Canadian term.


Doggie Extraordinaire's Mom said...

OHMYGOD, that's cold! I like cold, but that's unreasonable. And I'll be feeling a little guilty on Monday when our temp goes above freezing and we get rain. :( Sorry. Shall I ship you some?

Happy Villain said...

The above comment was from me, just logged into another account. Sorry.

Canadian Girl said...

Hi, Happy Villain/Doggy Extraordinaire's Mom. Yup, that's cold alright! It doesn't happen often, thank goodness. I'm a real winter weather wimp. I'd prefer your rain, but if you shipped it here, it would be ice before it arrived. We don't need more of that!