Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 UW weather station ends

We have a winner!
Well after our really cold winter, it wasn't the latest that the weather station contest ended.

Congratulations to Sarah Catherine Ptatschek for only being 15 minutes off of the correct time of 5:00 pm
when the temperature first hit 20.0 C .

She also had an interesting reason for chosing this date:
13 is my lucky number and I think it was between May 13th or April 13th, the weather has been so weird I would normally go for May, but I am trying April this year!

and in second place we have H.T. Lam whose reason was a bit more direct:
No reason - just getting tired of the long winter .

Let's do it again next year.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Could this be the end?

Could the weather station contest end tomorrow?

Latest forecast from EC has the high on Sunday going up to 20C.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

March 2014 Summary

The second coldest and third driest March in the region

This was the second coldest March in the area since records began back in 1915, the coldest was back in 1960.  Unlike February, this month we had a few breaks when the temperature went above zero, but of course most of the time it was well below average.

Overall, it was 5.6 degrees colder than average, this now makes it the most colder than average month in the history of the UW weather station, just surpassing last month. It is also quite the contrast to just 2 years ago when it was 7.6 degrees above average.

It was a very dry month with only 17.5 mm of precipitation, this means it was the 3rd driest March in the region.  In a typical March we would get around 45 mm of rain and 24 cm of snow, this year we had 16.5 cm of snow and hardly any rain.

Summary for March 2014:
Maximum Temperature 10.9°C
Minimum Temperature -26.4°C
Average Daily High Temperature -1.0°C (Long term average 3.5°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature -12.4°C (Long term average -5.6°C)
Total Precipitation 17.5 mm (Long term average 70.6 mm)

(Long term averages based on 1971-2000 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)