After a generally miserable 2 weeks (if you dislike the extreme cold), things look to warm up a bit next week. First, we just have to get through a couple more days of much colder than normal conditions.
For today, we will struggle to exceed -20°C under sunny skies. Winds will be light. Very similar tomorrow.
A core of frigid arctic air moves over tomorrow night into early Monday. Lows in the -30's are likely Monday morning as a consequence. Despite a southerly wind developing in the afternoon, we will once again barely exceed -20°C. Things warm up slightly for mid week, likely only bringing us closer to normal values. After one last push of colder air Thursday, it looks like we might see more significant warming for next weekend. The Canadian and European models both hint at temperatures getting close to the freezing mark. I don't expect this warmup to last extremely long. There are hints of cooling down again late January.
As for snowfall, no significant systems are expected for the next couple weeks right now. A few weak clippers may bring some light snow at times, but nothing major. There could be a bit of snow on Thursday for instance.
I apologize for the lack of updates, but my focus until spring will be on my studies. Updates will be posted here and there over the next couple months. This blog should become more active again in the warmer months. Monthly summaries will continue to be posted as per usual.