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north 42
Mar 7, 2012, 7:46 PM
Finally, 17c and sunny!!! This warm weather should be moving up to Ottawa and Montreal now and melt a lot of the snow that is on the ground there.

Metro-One
Mar 7, 2012, 7:50 PM
:previous:Windsor has been above normal for months now (on average), so no finally there, it has been there for the past few months, hehe, normal high for this time of the year is 5, so you are getting this quite early ;)

Calgarian
Mar 7, 2012, 7:57 PM
Sunny and warm today, should have grabbed my sunglasses this morning though, bright sunshine + lots of snow + wet sidewalks and streets = a lot of glare.

MonctonRad
Mar 7, 2012, 8:18 PM
It will be sunny and 13 degrees in Moncton tomorrow. The long range forecast for the next two weeks is for (generally) above normal temperatures and little precipitation.

I'm willing to predict that our winter is over. It arrived at about January 15th and will have ended on March 7th. Winter this year thus will have lasted only seven weeks, which is a new record as far as I know.

:tup:

north 42
Mar 7, 2012, 8:32 PM
:previous:Windsor has been above normal for months now (on average), so no finally there, it has been there for the past few months, hehe, normal high for this time of the year is 5, so you are getting this quite early ;)

It really has been an amazing winter for us, maybe only about 2 weeks in total with snow on the ground. This is the first day though where it really feels like spring, some flowers are blooming, and people are walking around without any jackets.

reidjr
Mar 7, 2012, 8:34 PM
Finally, 17c and sunny!!! This warm weather should be moving up to Ottawa and Montreal now and melt a lot of the snow that is on the ground there.

What i am a bit worried about in Ottawa is the chance of flooding if it gets warm real fast and there is a quick melt it could get very ugly.

lake of the nations
Mar 7, 2012, 9:04 PM
Sherbrooke is unusually warm today.

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3914/img2572d.jpg
By sherbrooke2 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/sherbrooke2) at 2012-03-07

SteelTown
Mar 7, 2012, 10:30 PM
Currently 15C!

SteelTown
Mar 8, 2012, 3:10 AM
Burlington broke a record today, it was 16.7C.

Nicko999
Mar 8, 2012, 6:31 AM
Finally a gorgeous day!:cool: 11C and sunny! The official temperature was 11.7C which ties the record from 1964.:tup:

The Canadian warmspot was Sarnia, Ontario at 17.5C which is the new highest temperature of 2012 in the country.;)

isaidso
Mar 8, 2012, 7:32 AM
Sherbrooke is unusually warm today.


You guys have snow accumulation? I forgot what that looked like. :sly:

leftimage
Mar 8, 2012, 8:34 AM
Dare I say, winter is OVER in Montreal?

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/64645_10150648231678926_510053925_9109799_1477652633_n.jpg

I love how the historical highs are the new lows hahaha

harls
Mar 8, 2012, 4:50 PM
Last night's low in Ottawa was 8 degrees.. that's whacked for early March.

jeremy_haak
Mar 8, 2012, 5:34 PM
I drove to Niagara Falls yesterday with a friend and was bouldering in t-shirts. I'm afraid winter will finally hit sometime soon and we'll be stuck with snow until June. :(

PoscStudent
Mar 8, 2012, 6:28 PM
Snowstorm yesterday, currently 4 degrees. Tomorrow it should be 9!

someone123
Mar 8, 2012, 6:40 PM
Those 14 day forecasts tend to be inaccurate to the point where they might not even be worth looking at.

Vancouver's had a couple of okay days so far, but it looks like today will only be 9 and the rest of the week is supposed to be 6 and rainy, which is well below normal. It might as well still be early February, aside from the longer days.

Portland also has a bunch of forecast days of 5-6 degree highs and some mixed rain/snow showers. Their normal high in March is 13.

Metro-One
Mar 8, 2012, 11:04 PM
:previous:I know, after last years 2nd coldest spring ever in our region it looks like we are set up again for another bust! And on the flip side southern ontario is looking at yet again several days 10 degrees or more above average later this week. ugh... been many years since we actually have had a spring notably above normal in any form. Long term shows the next 2 weeks all below normal.

catkat
Mar 9, 2012, 2:17 AM
:previous:Windsor has been above normal for months now (on average), so no finally there, it has been there for the past few months, hehe, normal high for this time of the year is 5, so you are getting this quite early ;)

You're not in southern Ontario so its hard to understand, but he's correct in saying FINALLY. Wednesday was unlike any day we've had this winter.

flar
Mar 9, 2012, 2:24 AM
Normal is pretty relative in southern Ontario at this time of year. It could be anywhere from about -5 to +20 in March. One constant is that there are always some days in the high teens that let you know spring is finally there.

Metro-One
Mar 9, 2012, 2:37 AM
:previous:Yep, you just got to remeber that the normal high for Windsor on this day is 5 degrees, yesterday was 17 degrees, so that is 12 degrees above the norm. While I agree with what you are saying, I just wonder if people would say "this is within the realm of normal" if Windsor's high yesterday was 12 degrees below normal at -7 degrees.

Nicko999
Mar 9, 2012, 8:35 AM
13C and cloudy with some showers (I swear I heard a rumble of thunder). The record of 10.8C from 2000 was broken fairly easily with an official temperature of 12.9C.;)

The Canadian warmspot was Kouchibouguac, Nova Scotia at 18.7C. That is the new highest temperature in 2012. Getting closer to the 20C mark.:tup:

PoscStudent
Mar 9, 2012, 4:13 PM
At least 11 degrees today!

davidivivid
Mar 9, 2012, 4:16 PM
It was pouring rain yesterday and was very cold during the night, result: I saw 4 people fall hard on their asses this morning!!

PoscStudent
Mar 9, 2012, 4:31 PM
It was pouring rain yesterday and was very cold during the night, result: I saw 4 people fall hard on their asses this morning!!

Ahaha lol

Airboy
Mar 9, 2012, 4:31 PM
+8 today and +4 all weekend.
Then I hop on a plane for -38C in Rankin Inlet Monday.

I love my job.

Deepstar
Mar 9, 2012, 4:36 PM
Yesterday 10C, today 10C and 12C tomorrow. :tup:

someone123
Mar 9, 2012, 6:47 PM
The Canadian warmspot was Kouchibouguac, Nova Scotia at 18.7C. That is the new highest temperature in 2012. Getting closer to the 20C mark.:tup:

Isn't that in NB?

feepa
Mar 9, 2012, 7:25 PM
+12 in Edmonton!!! Yee-haw!

Calgarian
Mar 9, 2012, 7:51 PM
15 right now in Calgary, still a ton of snow on the ground surprisingly.

Doug_Cgy
Mar 9, 2012, 8:12 PM
15 right now in Calgary, still a ton of snow on the ground surprisingly.


Not in the NE where I'm at. I'd say it's 60% - 70% grass now...

Some areas of Southern AB are already 18...on the watch for a possible +20?

Calgarian
Mar 9, 2012, 8:40 PM
Not in the NE where I'm at. I'd say it's 60% - 70% grass now...

Some areas of Southern AB are already 18...on the watch for a possible +20?

Most of downtown has grass or concrete exposed now, but there is still lots of snow on the south side of most streets where the sun doesn't reach it.

Medicine Hat looks like they might get to 20.

Nicko999
Mar 10, 2012, 10:03 PM
-1C with a wind chill of -4C and sunny yesterday! Back to below average weather. :rolleyes:

The Canadian warmspot was Bow Island, Alberta at 19.9C. For the third straight day, a new high temperature in Canada for 2012 was set.

Nicko999
Mar 10, 2012, 10:05 PM
Isn't that in NB?

Yes it is...:brickwall:

Nicko999
Mar 11, 2012, 8:03 AM
-2C with a wind chill of -6C and sunny! Below normal but I'll take it if it's the last shot of cold air.

The Canadian warmspot was Medicine Hat, Alberta at 18.2C.

SteelTown
Mar 11, 2012, 1:59 PM
I'm loving our long term forecast, I even see a 19c for Thursday.

SteelTown
Mar 11, 2012, 11:49 PM
Hot stuff! 15C ties the record for Hamilton

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/685420--hot-stuff-15c-ties-the-record-for-hamilton

A sunny Sunday tied record-high temperatures in the late afternoon, climbing to 15°C.

The last time Hamilton saw a March 11 as warm as Sunday was in 1973, according to Environment Canada. The record is based on data collected at the Hamilton airport since 1960.

The rest of March break is expected to see temperatures just below record-highs, Environment Canada severe weather meteorologist Ria Olsen said. Olsen added that the average temperature at this time of year is about 4°C. “If we don’t break any (records), we’ll still be kind of close.”

The high temperature is a result of a ridge of high pressure coming off the eastern seaboard that brings southwesterly winds and warmer air into the region, she said.

The “warm spell” is expected to continue into the week and early next week, Olsen said.

But it’s too soon to declare winter over, she said. “It’s not unusual to have a winter storm in later March or even early April.”

Nicko999
Mar 12, 2012, 1:29 AM
I have never seen such a forecast in mid-March.

If this is true, we might be done with freezes this year.:cool:
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/8018/33745411.png

MolsonExport
Mar 12, 2012, 1:44 AM
16C windless high today in London. Almost heaven.

rrskylar
Mar 12, 2012, 2:51 AM
Warm sunny 13 today in murder city. forecast for temps. in the teens all week, very little snow left and will all be gone by the weekend.

Nicko999
Mar 12, 2012, 6:24 AM
11C and sunny! The official temperature was 11.2C so that breaks the old record of 10.8C in 1977.:cool: It's the third record we break this week.;)

The Canadian warmspot was Irvine, Alberta at 18.8C.

Metro-One
Mar 12, 2012, 7:27 AM
It looks like the east is going to be having record breaking temperatures for the next week at least, with highs possibly over 15 degrees above normal.....while west of the rockies we continue to have cool, wet below seasonal weather. Oh well, that didn't stop me from enjoying my trip to Tofino this weekend.

davidivivid
Mar 12, 2012, 4:24 PM
Beautiful, sunny day at 8C.

Dylan Leblanc
Mar 12, 2012, 8:03 PM
It's been windy in Victoria today (it's often windy in Victoria through the winter).

A balcony on an apartment building was blown apart.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/p480x480/431024_381907261828952_123641760988838_1454763_384016662_n.jpg
http://vibrantvictoria.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=181072&postcount=726

vid
Mar 12, 2012, 11:55 PM
Current conditions are "fog bank near station". Thanks, Environment Canada! That was really helpful!

http://i.imgur.com/5Fljq.png

Look at that forecast! That's late April weather! It's mid-March!! Our harbour is ice-free before March break (usually not until mid April) and the ski hills are probably going to be closed for the season in a couple days. This winter has been crazy.

p78hub
Mar 13, 2012, 12:44 AM
It was really windy overnight in the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island. Around 6:30 this morning the an exceptionally strong gust of wind knocked out the power in my neighbourhood. It was pretty neat seeing the bright flashes of transformers exploding.

Metro-One
Mar 13, 2012, 3:09 AM
:previous:yeah, Victoria airport had gusts of 95 that i saw, would not be surprised if some stations surpassed 100kmh.

flar
Mar 13, 2012, 3:38 AM
Currently 12C and thundershowers here in Port Lambton, ON. Yesterday was sunny and 18C. Very spring-like and a welcome change from the -17 and a foot of snow the ground I experienced earlier this week in Ottawa.

Nicko999
Mar 13, 2012, 8:23 AM
12C and sunny with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Low of only 2C this morning.

Severe thunderstorms watches were in effect in the Windsor area earlier.

The Canadian warmspot was Welland-Pelham, Ontario at 17.7C.

EDIT: According to the forecasts, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan could all approach the 20C mark by next week. Could end up being the warmest March ever in Canada.

north 42
Mar 13, 2012, 4:10 PM
Already 15c and sunny here at 11:00 am, I'm sure it'll go higher than the expected 16c forcast for today.

le calmar
Mar 13, 2012, 4:31 PM
I doesn't feel like winter anymore in Montreal. All the snow is gone on the ground and all that is left is some mountains of dirty snow. Since this winter didn't last a very long time most of the grass is already green.

davidivivid
Mar 13, 2012, 4:36 PM
As of now in Montreal, this winter has been the second warmest on record (warmest dates back to 1949)

Andrewjm3D
Mar 13, 2012, 4:46 PM
I doesn't feel like winter anymore in Montreal. All the snow is gone on the ground and all that is left is some mountains of dirty snow. Since this winter didn't last a very long time most of the grass is already green.

We didn't even need to deal with dirty snow mounds at all this year in Toronto. I think our biggest snowfall (of only 3) was about 8cm that melted the next day. Bulbs starting popping up in February, and now it looks like some of the buds on tress are ready to open.

SteelTown
Mar 13, 2012, 4:57 PM
According to Environment Canada Hamilton has only had 14 days where it went under 0C so far.

north 42
Mar 13, 2012, 5:05 PM
Daffodils are starting to bloom here, and the grass has gotten so much greener over the last few days also, it's definately spring.

someone123
Mar 13, 2012, 7:29 PM
It's snowing in parts of metro Vancouver today and the projected high is only 4 -- that's 6 degrees below normal.

Metro-One
Mar 13, 2012, 7:33 PM
:previous:Such a classic pattern, temperatures are extraordinarily above normal in Eastern canada = cold below normal crap for BC.

When ever Canada is having a "warmest......" BC is the one province left out, but then the flip will often happen as well, when Canada is having a "coolest....." BC will be the one above normal province.

But this looks to be the second spring in a row that BC is getting completely skunked. (last year was our second coldest spring in BC's history, maybe this year will be the coldest??).

PS - over the next two weeks the majority of Toronto's forecasted lows are well above its average high temperatures fro March.

Metro-One
Mar 13, 2012, 7:46 PM
And just for context, tomorrow is forecasted to be 22 in Windsor, that is 16 degrees above normal!

If Windsor's high was 16 degrees below normal tomorrow they would only be getting up to -10.

If Vancouver were 16 degrees above normal tomorrow we would be 26 :haha:

north 42
Mar 13, 2012, 8:19 PM
We're 19c now, 3 degrees warmer than predicted. I'm really surprised that the spring on the BC coast has been so cool, even the pictures coming out of Vancouver don't look very springlike, which is very odd for this tim of year.

Symz
Mar 13, 2012, 11:12 PM
I only used my snow shovel once this year. Very mild year. :dancing:

le calmar
Mar 13, 2012, 11:30 PM
:previous:Such a classic pattern, temperatures are extraordinarily above normal in Eastern canada = cold below normal crap for BC.

As someone pointed out the other day, the high around mid-March can be anywhere between -5 and 25C in this part of the continent. It's common to see 10C+ in at this time of the year in Quebec. It is also quite common to see a dump of snow in the two last weeks of the month. The normal is all relative. Nobody here would call this extraordinary as it happens almost every year. I admit it is supposed to last a long time though.

SpongeG
Mar 13, 2012, 11:34 PM
it snowed mid morning in the eastern suburbs this morning - quite heavy in coquitlam parts

its been pretty below normal, more blossoms should be out by now but they seem to be scared to bloom yet

Metro-One
Mar 13, 2012, 11:55 PM
As someone pointed out the other day, the high around mid-March can be anywhere between -5 and 25C in this part of the continent. It's common to see 10C+ in at this time of the year in Quebec. It is also quite common to see a dump of snow in the two last weeks of the month. The normal is all relative. Nobody here would call this extraordinary as it happens almost every year. I admit it is supposed to last a long time though.

You mean -10 to match a high of 25, and I am sure if cities in eastern Canada were forecasted to get a week or more of highs around -10 it weould be news worthy and every poster on here form the east would be saying how extremely below normal it is for mid March ;)

le calmar
Mar 14, 2012, 12:33 AM
-5C was for SW Ontario, it could go down to -10C (for a high) in Quebec. In fact it happened last week.

Metro-One
Mar 14, 2012, 12:41 AM
:previous:But that is what I am saying, tomorrow is foretasted to hit 22 in Windsor, which is 16 degrees above their normal high temp for this time of year, so a high temp 16 degrees below normal would be -10 right now (note high, not low).

highs in the 20s and highs below -5 in Windsor for this time of the year are both very exceptional, I know how averages are created, and I am willing to be these temps are beyond 3 standard deviations on a normal distribution for average high temps in march for Windsor, which makes them quite exceptional. They are definitely outliers.

le calmar
Mar 14, 2012, 12:48 AM
^ Indeed. I think people just get used to these warm temperatures and are starting to take them for granted. At the same time they tend to forget how cold it can also get. In a context of global warming, the unsually warm temperatures tend to happen more often than extreme cold spells though. Since I spent the last winter (2010-2011) in Europe I don't even realize myself it is well above normal right now, as if it was normal to be out wearing only a t-shirt in March.

MolsonExport
Mar 14, 2012, 12:49 AM
17C, sunny. London. Forecast is for 19+C tomorrow. yeah.

Acajack
Mar 14, 2012, 2:22 AM
:previous:But that is what I am saying, tomorrow is foretasted to hit 22 in Windsor, which is 16 degrees above their normal high temp for this time of year, so a high temp 16 degrees below normal would be -10 right now (note high, not low).

highs in the 20s and highs below -5 in Windsor for this time of the year are both very exceptional, I know how averages are created, and I am willing to be these temps are beyond 3 standard deviations on a normal distribution for average high temps in march for Windsor, which makes them quite exceptional. They are definitely outliers.

In most of southern Ontario and southern Quebec, it is not abormal to see the *odd* day around 20 or so in March (the record for Ottawa in March is something like 28), but this type of warmth does not usually last very long and you are usually down to 5 or 8 C as a high within the next day or so and it stays there or even colder. What exceptional this year is sustained temperatures (at least this is what is forecast) in the 15 C or more range.

someone123
Mar 14, 2012, 2:34 AM
In most of southern Ontario and southern Quebec, it is not abormal to see the *odd* day around 20 or so in March (the record for Ottawa in March is something like 28), but this type of warmth does not usually last very long and you are usually down to 5 or 8 C as a high within the next day or so and it stays there or even colder. What exceptional this year is sustained temperatures (at least this is what is forecast) in the 15 C or more range.

The Environment Canada data includes "days above maximum temperature": http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climate_normals/results_e.html?stnID=4337

Ottawa on average has 0.17 March days that get up to at least 20 and 3.3 days that get up to at least 10. I would guess that, if the forecast holds, it will be a once per decade type of event at minimum. If the warm weather continues for another week then it will probably be unprecedented.

I wonder when EC will put up new data for 1981-2010? I'm tempted to write a script that calculates the same statistics from available weather data. It will be interesting to see how much the average temperatures change. I won't be surprised if some averages go up by a degree or two.

Nicko999
Mar 14, 2012, 5:19 AM
7C was the best we did today because the fog didn't go away. Ottawa and Huntingdon were 16C and 15C respectively as a comparison.:( Oh well, not going to complain because it's still mild but we keep being 10C colder than surrounding areas.:rolleyes:

The Canadian warmspot was Val Marie, Saskatchewan at 20.0C. Finally the first 20C+ day this year in Canada.:tup:

Nicko999
Mar 14, 2012, 7:04 PM
Best winter forecast you will EVER see in Canada.:slob:

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/9039/79326642.png

flar
Mar 14, 2012, 7:18 PM
Yes, I'm basking in the 20 degree warmth and sun right now. I think I'll stay down here for an extra couple days.

rrskylar
Mar 14, 2012, 7:22 PM
Early spring (summer) continues in southern Manitoba!:banana:


10 today, 22 Friday, 24 Sunday.

SteelTown
Mar 14, 2012, 7:29 PM
According to the McMaster weather station it's 16.3°C right now.

http://geomedia.mcmaster.ca/muws/index.php

Metro-One
Mar 14, 2012, 7:46 PM
The Environment Canada data includes "days above maximum temperature": http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climate_normals/results_e.html?stnID=4337

Ottawa on average has 0.17 March days that get up to at least 20 and 3.3 days that get up to at least 10. I would guess that, if the forecast holds, it will be a once per decade type of event at minimum. If the warm weather continues for another week then it will probably be unprecedented.

I wonder when EC will put up new data for 1981-2010? I'm tempted to write a script that calculates the same statistics from available weather data. It will be interesting to see how much the average temperatures change. I won't be surprised if some averages go up by a degree or two.

And that is the crazy part, it is common for many areas of Canada, from the west coast to the east, to have a really warm day or two in March, but the fact that southern Ontario and other areas have already been 10 degrees above normal for several days, and are now to be up to 15 degrees normal for the next week or more is insane!

Again, could you imagine the flip side occurring where Windsor had a forecast of the next 7 days not getting above -10?

north 42
Mar 14, 2012, 10:11 PM
22c and beautiful outside, feels like a summer day.

Calgarian
Mar 14, 2012, 10:57 PM
I was thinking the temperatures in the low teens we were having here were pretty nice, Windsor's forecast looks like what we would see in JUNE!

le calmar
Mar 14, 2012, 11:09 PM
It was "cold" (or should I say near normal) today... Well it is supposed to go back to the high teens and maybe 20C in the next days so that's no big deal.

vid
Mar 15, 2012, 12:26 AM
The current forecast says 23°C for Sunday, in Thunder Bay. If that happens, that will be the warmest temperature this city ever records during winter. The previous all-winter record high is 16.5°C for March 21 (which isn't in winter every year; the record high for a day that is always in winter is 15.9 for March 6th.)

It probably won't get that warm, though. The weather we've had this week would be warm even if it occurred a month from now.

Nicko999
Mar 15, 2012, 7:44 AM
Very close to average today for us while surrounding areas were about 5C warmer...

2C and drizzly and it did even snow for a bit this afternoon.:(

The Canadian warmspot was Windsor, Ontario at 22.6C. That is obviously the warmest temperature recorded in 2012 in Canada. Let's see who will break the 25C mark first.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5651/18338628.png

The first humidex of the season was also recorded in Windsor today... now that's early. I suppose the 14C dewpoint is also a record for this year.:D

Windsor has had humidexes of 30C and 31C on March 26th, 27th, 2007 so it's not record breaking but it is early that's for sure.

Let's see how this spring compares vs the 2010 one. We had close to 30C on April 2-3 at the Quebec/Vermont border that year. Then Huntingdon recorded 37C in May... with Montreal breaking its all-time May high. That was ridiculous spring and I'll be glad if we repeat it.:P

Nicko999
Mar 15, 2012, 8:16 AM
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eternallyme
Mar 15, 2012, 4:10 PM
Has anywhere in Canada ever hit 30C in the month of March?

Symz
Mar 15, 2012, 6:45 PM
I just looked at my backyard thermometer and it says it's 25C outside right now. :tup:

Metro-One
Mar 15, 2012, 6:49 PM
Let's see how this spring compares vs the 2010 one. We had close to 30C on April 2-3 at the Quebec/Vermont border that year. Then Huntingdon recorded 37C in May... with Montreal breaking its all-time May high. That was ridiculous spring and I'll be glad if we repeat it.:P

It looks like it may, we have the exact same general pattern in place this year as we did last year, which gave eastern Canada record warmth, BC its 2nd coldest spring on record and Alberta caught in between.

Also, looking at the 7 day forecast for Windsor is absolutely amazing, over the next 7 days the coldest temperature in their forecast, a low temp of 9, is still 3 degrees above their average high for this time of year! Now, this is unprecedented!

Symz
Mar 15, 2012, 6:58 PM
Also, looking at the 7 day forecast for Windsor is absolutely amazing, over the next 7 days the coldest temperature in their forecast, a low temp of 9, is still 3 degrees above their average high for this time of year! Now, this is unprecedented!

It's unbelievably nice here today.

MonctonRad
Mar 15, 2012, 7:12 PM
Well, there are still a few places in Canada where Winter still prevails, but the end is near.

Currently -1C with flurries in Moncton. We had 13cm of snow in the last 36 hours with freezing rain and ice pellets thrown into the mix.

BUT the long range outlook for the next week is for daytime highs between 10C and 17C with sunshine. Winter is nearly over, even in the Maritimes.

:banana::banana::banana:

You know, when I was a kid growing up on PEI, I remember watching the Masters Golf Tournament from Georgia and marvelling at the glorious blooming flowers and shrubs lining the course and then looking out the window and seeing a meter of snow still on the ground.......

It has not been like that here in the east for at least a decade now. The snow is almost always gone at Masters time and you are usually able to walk in the evenings with only a light jacket.

The climate is certainly warming, and quite noticeably so in my lifetime.....

Doug_Cgy
Mar 15, 2012, 7:14 PM
It looks like it may, we have the exact same general pattern in place this year as we did last year, which gave eastern Canada record warmth, BC its 2nd coldest spring on record and Alberta caught in between.

Also, looking at the 7 day forecast for Windsor is absolutely amazing, over the next 7 days the coldest temperature in their forecast, a low temp of 9, is still 3 degrees above their average high for this time of year! Now, this is unprecedented!

I'd say we'd actually be included in the "above" average side of things this year. Last week temps we're in the high teens (Bow Island was 19.9). It's not Ontario warm here, but we certainly are overall above average for the season.

flar
Mar 15, 2012, 7:51 PM
We're sitting at 22 and sunny here in Port Lambton. I just photographed some bees gathering pollen off some flowers.

Metro-One
Mar 15, 2012, 8:16 PM
I'd say we'd actually be included in the "above" average side of things this year. Last week temps we're in the high teens (Bow Island was 19.9). It's not Ontario warm here, but we certainly are overall above average for the season.

Definitely, but as you said, not like in the east, cool spells are still sporadically making their way into Alberta.

rrskylar
Mar 15, 2012, 8:52 PM
13 now in the Peg, 21 tomorrow and up to 24 Monday, sure hope the blast of cold southern Alberta air misses us next week!

http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/03/13/shooters-opening-tomorrow

Doug_Cgy
Mar 15, 2012, 9:10 PM
13 now in the Peg, 21 tomorrow and up to 24 Monday, sure hope the blast of cold southern Alberta air misses us next week!

http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/03/13/shooters-opening-tomorrow

You're such a tool...like seriously...

le calmar
Mar 15, 2012, 9:40 PM
The arctic air from southern Alberta made it to southern Quebec, keeping us out of the zone of mild temperatures for the 2nd day in a row. It is supposed to go up to 22C on Sunday though and high teens low 20s for at least one week.

Doug_Cgy
Mar 15, 2012, 10:26 PM
The arctic air from southern Alberta made it to southern Quebec, keeping us out of the zone of mild temperatures for the 2nd day in a row. It is supposed to go up to 22C on Sunday though and high teens low 20s for at least one week.

I'm sure the air has moderated somewhat since it passed over the "tropical" waters of Lake Winnipeg ;)

Nicko999
Mar 16, 2012, 1:56 AM
Has anywhere in Canada ever hit 30C in the month of March?

I don't think so... warmest I could find was Medicine Hat, Alberta at 28.9C on March 23, 1911.

More recently, the closest it has been was Huntingdon, Quebec at 28.7C on April 3th, 2010 only 3 days after the end of March.

It's now thundering in Southern Ontario/Southern Quebec
http://i43.tinypic.com/17psap.png

flar
Mar 16, 2012, 1:59 AM
^^there has been almost constant lightning for the past couple hours, and it's feeling quite humid right now (still in Port Lambton, not Ottawa)

hockey rules!
Mar 16, 2012, 2:53 AM
You people in southeast Ontario are so lucky! Any pictures of the beautiful weather for us? ;)

The weather in Montreal has been terrible (compared to you of course!) in the last few days. Only 2c+ with clouds and rain...

subtropicalbc
Mar 16, 2012, 3:24 AM
In Vancouver its about 8ºc unlike Southern ontario in the 20's Im jealous its warmer than LA!!!

leftimage
Mar 16, 2012, 4:49 AM
You people in southeast Ontario are so lucky! Any pictures of the beautiful weather for us? ;)

The weather in Montreal has been terrible (compared to you of course!) in the last few days. Only 2c+ with clouds and rain...

It's ok they're calling for 22c in Mtl on Sunday! Might be the earliest tam-tams ever on Mount-royal :tup:

Nicko999
Mar 16, 2012, 4:59 AM
Oh yeah...:cool:
http://i42.tinypic.com/35lhshx.png

I have never in my 23 years of forecasting seen such a widespread, long-lasting area of extreme late-winter/early Spring warmth.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/anderson/unusual-warmth-to-dominate-the-east-into-next-week/62814

Nicko999
Mar 16, 2012, 5:28 AM
Only 4C and cloudy for us today. A little bit above average but nothing compated to the temperatures in Ontario.


The incredible March warmth continues... 14 stations in the country were above 20C.:tup:
The Canadian warmspot was Windsor, Ontario at 24.4C. It's once again a new highest temperature in 2012 in Canada.

Windsor also breaks the humidex record for 2012 for a second straight day with a humidex of 27C today.:tup:
Both Windsor and Sarnia had dewpoints of 16C

Windsor had a LOW of 14C this morning...:jester:

And some nice lightning
http://i39.tinypic.com/2r213c3.png
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/763/5869384/3/786?ref=homeugc_image

north 42
Mar 16, 2012, 2:16 PM
We had a tornado watch here last night, very early in the year for this. 3 tornadoes touched down in southeast Michigan, just west of Windsor, destroying many homes, but no deaths.

The pollen here has also started much earlier than usual, since many trees and shrubs are starting to flower and leaf out.