December 21, 2004

Brrrrr ...

It's cold in Ottawa this week, no doubt about that. You know it's a cold day when the weather forecast lists a high of -25. Yesterday the windchill-aided temperature dipped below -40 degrees Celcius. Yes, we take our weather seriously here, although we usually prefer not to take it this seriously until January. The sudden cold didn't stop anyone from going about their business, of course, although there was the usual frostbite warning:

"Bitterly cold Arctic air giving wind chills of minus 30 to minus 40 this morning. [...] Because of these high wind chills frostbite can occur on exposed skin in a short period of time."
Those of you living in the U.S. should brace for some of those nasty cold fronts we're always allegedly sending down your way.

Someone at work remarked that it would be handy if Environment Canada's weather forecast had a metric for the risk that beer left in the garage would freeze overnight. That got me thinking about other useful information that MSC could provide as part of its regular weather forecast:

Any other suggestions?

Posted by anatole at December 21, 2004 10:43 PM
Comments

What about 'risk of yellow snow'?

Were there be a "sliding" scale for any of these items. Ho ho.

Posted by: Lana at December 22, 2004 11:42 AM

Replace "were" with "would".

Posted by: Lana at December 22, 2004 11:42 AM