GFM Network News

Forecast: Warm weather looks set to continue

Forecast issued June 25, covering June 27 to July 4

Once again, the weather models did a good job predicting the weather over the last week. We did see warm/hot temperatures move in late last week and into the first half of the weekend. A number of places also experienced thundershowers and storms late Friday and Saturday afternoon, but as forecast, there just weren’t the

Forecast: Mild and dry weather returns

Issued September 25, 2017: Covering the period from September 27 to October 4

Over the last week or so we saw our first period of unsettled wet weather in a long time. The forecasted system brought some late-season thunderstorms to several regions late last Friday. We then saw another area of light rainfall move through on Sunday. This second system was forecast to stay well to our south,

Forecast: Warm weather to build back in

Issued August 14, 2017: Covering the period from August 16 to August 23

Even though I had to create the forecast early last week I was still able to pull off a reasonably accurate one. I would love to take full credit for that, but sometimes you just get lucky. After all, I am just reading weather models and trying to pick which models are doing the best

Forecast: Slow warming trend expected

Issued August 4, 2017: Covering the period from August 9 to August 18

Last week’s forecast quickly fell apart, at least from the point of view of temperature, as the upper low that brought some much-needed rain to western regions also altered the upper-level flow. The upper low combined with the building ridge of high pressure over extreme western North America shifted our flow from west-northwesterly to more

Forecast: Only slight chances for any rain

Issued September 12, 2016 – Covering the period from September 14 to September 21, 2016

After a cool start to the week, thanks to a region of cool polar air, it looks like nice fall weather is going to return for the rest of this week and next. By Wednesday, cool high pressure will be sitting to our east and we should start to see a warm southerly flow around

Forecast: High pressure to bring warm, dry weather

Issued May 2, 2016 – Covering the period from May 4 to May 11, 2016

As forecast last week, our weather pattern has undergone an expected shift, as high pressure continues to build over our region. With this building ridge it looks like winter is going to be firmly locked away well to our north, and we’ll start to feel some summer-like heat moving in. This forecast period begins with

Forecast: Quiet, relatively mild weather to start New Year

Forecast issued Dec. 28, 2015, covering the period from Dec. 30, 2015 to Jan. 6, 2016

Once again, Mother Nature decided to follow her own agenda, and while she only tweaked things a little bit, it resulted in fairly significant changes for our region. Last week’s storm system did not pan out as forecast, with the southern system becoming much stronger than expected, and it pushed a little further north. This

Main storm track remains to our north

Issued: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 · Covering: Oct. 7 – Oct. 14, 2015

There were a couple of issues with last week’s forecast. The first was the strength of the area of high pressure that moved through our region and took up position over Ontario late in the week. The second was a weak upper low that kind of got stuck on the western edge of the Ontario

Unsettled start, then sunny and mild

Issued: Monday, September 21, 2015 – Covering: September 23 – September 30, 2015

The mild September weather continued with last week’s forecast coming in pretty darned close to bang-on. For those of you hoping for dry, mild weather to continue, it looks like you’ll be in luck! It looks more and more like the current weather pattern will continue at least into early October, with the main storm

General weather pattern remains the same

Issued: Monday, July 20, 2015 – Covering: July 22 – July 29, 2015

The overall weather pattern doesn’t look like it will change much during this forecast period. We’re currently in a pattern that has a moderate ridge of high pressure over central North America, with this high extending northwards to about the central Prairies. To our east and west are troughs of low pressure. The western trough