According to weatherman Peter Finlayson, the average temperature for January so far is -8.2°C, which is much closer to the normal average of -9.0°C than what we reported last week. The total precipitation for this first month of 2016 is 25 mm of rain or melted snow, which is quite dry when compared with the normal average of between 65 and 75 mm.
According to our weatherman Peter Finlayson, we’ve experienced a bit of a dry spell last week with only 15 mm of precipitation (snow and rain combined). The average temperature for the month of January is -9.0°C, and the average temperature of this January 2016 so far is -7.2°C, so a bit warmer than usual.
Happy New Year! The first full week of January 2016 produced big swings in temperature with one night dipping down just below -20°C, and another day reaching up to the low teens. There was very little precipitation (although there was quite a deluge on Sunday - but that'll be in next week's report).
Peter Finlayson, our local weatherman, had some interesting numbers for December this year. As he said, "It was a wonderful month," with the average temperature at a record +2°C, which is 6 degrees above the average for the month (-4.0°C) and 2.2 degrees above the previous high for December (-0.2°C in 2001). Precipitation was 50% above normal with most of it falling as rain, except the 31cm of snow we received on December 29th (and a few centimeters earlier in the month). However, we experienced quite a quick temperature drop from a high of +20.5°C on December 24th (yes, you read that right!) down to -11.5°C by the 29th, or a 32 degree drop in 5 days! T-shirts to snow shovelling!