Cold Days to Give Way Soon - Wilderness North

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Cold Days to Give Way Soon

Graham Saunders WN weathermanLast week’s forecast of cooler and showery conditions captured reality but the outlook for this week, “temperatures recovering to somewhat warmer than average” turned out to be a forecaster’s folly. It appears that the return to seasonal conditions will take a few more days. Recent mornings have been especially cool and frost was visible in Armstrong if you were up early enough. Local topography and air drainage sometimes give this community the distinction of being the coolest place in Ontario. On Monday morning for example, Armstrong was a nippy 32 F (0 C) whereas Big Trout Lake, more than 200 miles to the north was 50 F (10 C).

Temperatures will recover from these cool readings during the week and be slightly warmer than average on the weekend. The outlook, and these longer-term projections are always more iffy, is for summer-like conditions to persist during mid-June.

A safer outlook is that the longest days of the year are here. Technically, the Summer Solstice takes place at 7:28 a.m. on June 21 but the longest daylight hours have already arrived. The longest day of the year has only 10 additional daylight minutes when compared to today. Enjoy the light!
…Graham Saunders

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