A cold start to a new year

Lawrence Powell
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2014 ushered in with minus double-digit temperatures

 It was sunny and cold this morning as Annapolis County ushered in a new year with snow-covered roads and temperatures that were still -11C at 9 a.m. And it's not expected to get much warmer.

 

Sand was being used on some roads as the temperature was too cold for salt to be effective.

 

Environment Canada was calling for a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon with highs of -8C before the temperature plummets to -16C tonight. And Thursday won't be any warmer as -15C is the expected norm for the day -- with windchill dropping it to -27C.

 Friday the temperature is expected to be -14C with a high of -8C. Saturday it's -17C with a high of -8C. By Sunday temperatures are expected to rise from -13C to hover around 0C.

Chance of flurries is 40 per cent for today, tonight, and Thursday. Following is the latest Environment Canada forcast from Bridgetown:

 

Issued: 8:26 AM AST Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Today, January 1

Flurries ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 8.

Tonight, January 1

 

Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 late this evening then light before morning. Low minus 16.

Thursday, January 2

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Periods of snow beginning near noon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. Temperature steady near minus 15. Cold wind chill minus 27.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Annapolis County, Bridgetown

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