Wednesday 21 December 2022

WINTER Solstice

    With the Winter Solstice, it is now officially winter, and what a brutal beginning to the season we have.   The official start of winter always seems way out of sync where we live in British Columbia.  We have been having winter weather (cold temperatures and snow) for a good month already.  

    I got the image above last yesterday afternoon at about 5:00 from the Living Earth App and the ugly big purplish-red  splotch shows the Arctic air mass that is covering most of Canada and dipping down into the States.  That white dot in the purplish-red splotch is where we live.

    This morning, the outside temperature is -38°C (-36°F).  The only good thing I can think of to say about that is that the air is very still, not even a breeze.  With wind, the temperature would be extremely dangerous.  Tonight it is forecast to get down to -40° which is the same temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, but I have my fingers crossed that maybe it won’t make it.

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