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Official Weather Thread: Historical warming and melting taking place in the Arctic

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CenturyBreak wrote:
Jan 29th, 2017 10:40 am
Not quite normal... yet.

Normal would be a nice 15 or so cm of snow on the ground... and not melting in a few days! We've got perhaps 5 millimetres of white stuff on the ground... a long way to go yet!!! :D
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Jan 29th, 2017 10:43 am
Yes, you are right. We haven't had winter weather in such a long time that I forgot what it feels like.
Well... fingers crossed! We should have a few more days with a dusting or a skiff of snow over the next week... and high temps near normal (i.e. just below zero) so it might actually hang around for a bit! :D

Sadly we won't get anything near a normal southern Ontario winter: at least a bit of snow on the ground (and staying there!) from mid-December to the end of March.

Now that would be nice! Smiling Face With Open Mouth At least it would be for ~90% of us living in the GTA! ;)
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I saw somewhere online that around Feb 12th or so, it'll be more than 15cm of snow.
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Looking at the updated 14 day forecast, it's only the 5 cm on Tuesday, a hint of a skiff Wed & Thu and then nothing 'til Feb. 11, with another solitary cm of the white stuff.

So no, the best we can hope for is Tuesday's dusting to hang around with seasonal temps.

As for today, winter's beauty is so fragile: the sun comes out and POOF... it all melts. :( Face With Tears Of Joy

Ah well... sunny and cool I can live with. Keep in mind that it's zero out there rather than -20... so it's by no means "cold" today.
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I'll take sunny and cold over the Vancouver winter dreariness we've been having around here the past couple of weeks.
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Good to have our normal winter back. Hated the above 0 but rainy days last couple of weeks.
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Jan 29th, 2017 1:25 pm
I'll take sunny and cold over the Vancouver winter dreariness we've been having around here the past couple of weeks.
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LoveRFD wrote:
Jan 29th, 2017 1:53 pm
Good to have our normal winter back. Hated the above 0 but rainy days last couple of weeks.
I don't mind the above 0 with rain hehe.
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when is the mild returning to scarborough, op?
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Jan 29th, 2017 9:46 am
Had to bump the weather thread - sorry. Something to ease from the political news lately.

Cold day today - feels like - 11 Deg C. OP seems like we are getting 5cm of snow on Tuesday? Thoughts?
I think less than 5 cm. Looks to me more like 2 cm. If the GFS stays the same as it is now I will say 2 cm.
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CenturyBreak wrote:
Jan 29th, 2017 12:11 pm

As for today, winter's beauty is so fragile: the sun comes out and POOF... it all melts. :( Face With Tears Of Joy

Ah well... sunny and cool I can live with. Keep in mind that it's zero out there rather than -20... so it's by no means "cold" today.
That is the thing. As long as we keep getting amounts less than 5 cm, the sun is able to penetrate to the ground, heat the snow from beneath, and melt it, regardless of the temperature. And it looks this way as long as I can see for now.
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Jan 29th, 2017 3:33 pm
when is the mild returning to scarborough, op?
While we are below freezing west of Vic Park, it will be balmy teen temps on your side, in Scarborough next week. Hit the beach!

Ok jokes aside lol, I see slightly below normal over the first half of Feb, although cold periods will be limited. I am seeing hints of the next warmup for the second half of February. I must wait and see more data on that warmup though.

Notes about this winter. This is one of very few winters where we never saw a single day stay in the minus double digits in all of January. Even among the warmer winters, we get at least one day like that. Well not this year. Winter altogether has been totally devoid of minus double digit highs, quite unusual. And it is usual to get below normal spells. Considering that, the upcoming one sure is rather weak. We appear likely on track to achieve one of the very few winters ever with not a single minus double digit high.
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What time does the snow start tmr?
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Count me in as another fan of rather having it sunny and colder. Haven't been seeing too much of the sun as it's been hovering just below and to zero.
Gee today, though, snow first then rain overtop - yuck!

Last day of it being this warm, going to go back down to minus teens - which should mean nice sun by mid-week. :)
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Jan 29th, 2017 7:13 pm
While we are below freezing west of Vic Park, it will be balmy teen temps on your side, in Scarborough next week. Hit the beach!

Ok jokes aside lol, I see slightly below normal over the first half of Feb, although cold periods will be limited. I am seeing hints of the next warmup for the second half of February. I must wait and see more data on that warmup though.

Notes about this winter. This is one of very few winters where we never saw a single day stay in the minus double digits in all of January. Even among the warmer winters, we get at least one day like that. Well not this year. Winter altogether has been totally devoid of minus double digit highs, quite unusual. And it is usual to get below normal spells. Considering that, the upcoming one sure is rather weak. We appear likely on track to achieve one of the very few winters ever with not a single minus double digit high.
We need news about early spring !! Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes

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