Quick local update for YOW – April 2017 is now in 3rd place for wettest recorded April with 135.8mm recorded. 2005 (143.8mm) and 2011 (166mm) hold second and first place respectively.
Graphical daily breakdown of that via EC:
Cool, unsettled weather has put something of a damper on BC’s spring so far and has led to notable effects on the local agriculture and the industries surrounding it.
Here are the temp anomalies from February 27th to April 27th:
Precip expressed as a percentage of average values from Feb 27th – Apr 27th:
A few select locations and their precip values for both March & April 2017 vs normals:
YYJ Victoria BC
March – 132.2mm / 78.4mm
April – 71.6mm / 47.9mm
YVR Vancouver, BC
March – 199.4mm / 113.9mm
April – 127.8mm / 88.5mm
YXX Abbotsford, BC
March – 294.8mm / 149.3mm
April – 167.8mm / 117.8mm
YYF Penticton, BC
March – 32.6mm / 23.6mm
April – 66.9mm / 26mm
This follows a relatively nasty winter in that region but the ensembles hint at gradual improvement through May so we’ll see how that shapes up. Improvement would be well-deserved at this stage.
Hot and humid conditions delivered convective activity to ON yesterday and here’s the latest summary from EC on that front.
Weather summary for Ontario and the National Capital Region updated by Environment Canada at 11:03 a.m. EDT Friday 28 April 2017. Discussion. A line of thunderstorms raced east across Southern and Northeastern Ontario Thursday. They brought strong winds, heavy downpours and frequent lightning to many areas, along with pea to marble sized hail in a few localities. Reports of strong winds and thunderstorm related damage are listed below. Location and Report Southern Ontario: London Airport: 81 km/h wind gust near 3.15 PM Thursday. In Perth County from 3.30 to 4.00 PM Thursday there were several reports of damage as follows: Trees down in Sebringville area. Barn damage reported in Milverton, Lakeside, and Poole. South of Stratford trees and hydro poles down. Northeastern Ontario: Sudbury Airport: 100 km/h wind gust near 4.48 PM Thursday. Sudbury Area: Trees and power lines down. Power outages affecting over 20000 customers. Camper van flipped on its side in Chelmsford. Pickup crushed by a tree in Garson. South Porcupine area of Timmins: Roof torn off home. Several wind related emergency calls in the area. Earlton Airport: Wind gust of 83 km/h at 6:22 PM. Cochrane: Many trees, shingles and signs down. Between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/OSPC
Next week’s large and fairly intense low through the central and eastern portions of the country continues to have widespread support from the global models.
This is the latest from the 12z GFS @ hour 84 – valid Monday evening:
The 12z CMC, same timeframe:
Finally, the total precip from the 12z GFS ensembles @ hour 132: