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Extra special weather today, eh?

January 12, 2012 @ 23:00 By: gordon Category: Weather

So, we had some special weather in Ottawa today:

METAR CYOW 130200Z 08015G23KT 4SM -FZDZ -SN SCT006 OVC020 M05/M06 A2942 RMK SF4SC4 SLP970=
SPECI CYOW 130146Z 08017G22KT 6SM -FZDZ -SN SCT007 OVC018 M05/M06 A2942 RMK SF3SC5 SLP971=
SPECI CYOW 130131Z 08018KT 6SM -SN -PL DRSN SCT007 OVC018 M05/M06 A2943 RMK SF3SC5 SLP973=
METAR CYOW 130100Z 08017G25KT 8SM -SN DRSN FEW007 OVC022 M05/M06 A2944 RMK SF2SC6 SLP976=
SPECI CYOW 130024Z 08016G23KT 3SM -SN BR DRSN FEW008 OVC025 M05/M06 A2946 RMK SF2SC6 SLP982=
SPECI CYOW 130018Z 08018G24KT 1SM -SN BR DRSN VV005 M05/M06 A2946 RMK SLP983=
METAR CYOW 130000Z 08017KT 3SM -SN BR FEW008 OVC025 M05/M06 A2947 REFZDZ RMK SF2SC6 OCNL DRSN SLP985=

Translation: Freezing ick with wind.

And it looks like there’s more delightful weather in store for the next day or so:

TAF CYOW 130238Z 1303/1324 08012G22KT 6SM -FZDZ BR SCT008 OVC020
TEMPO 1303/1309 3SM -SN BKN008 OVC020
BECMG 1304/1306 07010KT
FM130900 07007KT 2SM -FZRA BR OVC005
FM131400 36005KT 2SM -SN SCT006 OVC012
FM131600 33007KT 1/2SM SN VV005
FM132100 31015G25KT 2SM -SN BLSN OVC012
RMK NXT FCST BY 130600Z=

Translation: Freezing ick with wind overnight, followed by some freezing ick and snow during the day tomorrow. And then more wind.

Fun stuff.

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