Friday, December 29, 2017

Frozen Still - Warming Centres Open/Record Cold Temps Broken

The Snow Princess & her Polar Bear

Yaya, does that look familiar?  ;)

Anywhoooo.... the freeze continues

Temperature plunges to -30.5 C in Peterborough and smashes the all-time record for Dec. 28 set in 1933
The temperature in Peterborough plunged to -30.5 C early Thursday morning, feeling more like -37 C with the wind chill, according to Environment Canada.
The peak low temperature, which happened around 5 a.m. Thursday, smashed the all-time low temperature for Peterborough of -30 C set in 1933, according to Environment Canada records that date back to 1866.
It could have been even worse as the Arctic air mass continues to set in across southern Ontario: the Muskoka Airport had a record low of -36.4 C, North Bay Airport had a record low of -33.9 C and Barrie had a record low of -32.9 C.
Record lows for Dec. 28 were also broken in Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Windsor and Wiarton, Environment Canada says.
Peterborough and the Kawarthas remains under an extreme cold weather warning from Environment Canada, which also now covers most areas of central Ontario, eastern Ontario, northeastern Ontario and a huge swath of southwestern Quebec.
Extreme Cold in TO breaks 57 year record
The winter we're currently living through just saw temperatures dip to -22 C on Dec. 28 for the first time in recorded history.
Toronto (obviously) remains under an extreme cold weather alert as a series of cold weather systems continues to roll through Southern Ontario.
A period of "very cold wind chills" is expected today, according to Environment Canada, with wind chill values of minus 30 or below recorded already in the city this morning.
Warming Centres Opening
Warming centres are public buildings, including city halls, municipal offices, community centres, arenas and libraries, that welcome anyone inside during regular business hours to warm up during extreme cold events.
Warming centres are located all over the region, including Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.
Extreme cold is a danger to everyone, although the risk is greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
I've got more reports on the freeze that has set over much of Canada and a good part of the US.
It will be added later. For now I'll close with a brief reminder of how the carbonazi's have pushed the end of winter meme. Though we've persistently had cooler summers for years now- along with colder winters- Documented here at the blog

Warm winters, scorching summers: New maps project impact of climate change
All projected decades and decades into the future... why is that?
Is this the end of the Great Canadian winter?
A new report says that even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, all of Canada is projected to get warmer by the end of the century, while the number of 30 C plus days per year are predicted to “explode” under the current global warming trajectory.

1 comment:

  1. It does indeed, Penny;-) It's a very strong image; the ability to come through any storm; a sense of never having to face adversity alone. Almost seems like a Tarot card, but there's no Snow Queen in Tarot that I know of. I've just now downloaded the movie "The Snow Queen" from YouTube to see what wisdom, if any, it contains. KEEP WARM!