|Winnipeg as seen from ISS space station|
taken by Chris Hadfield - Jan 3 2013
Commander Chris Hadfield took a superb shot of Winnipeg today from the international space station (ISS) orbiting above the earth. Chris posted this image via a tweet
sent today. The image clearly shows the built up urban areas of Winnipeg (dark areas) surrounded by snow covered fields around the city. The Red River is clearly visible cutting through the city as is the Red River floodway to the east of the city. The YWG airport runways are also clearly visible to the west.
Chris Hadfield has been posting many unique and stunning images of Canada from the ISS as it orbits the earth. Several of these images were posted in this National Post article
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Quite the temperature difference between the airport and the rest of the city. Airport is at -9c at noon while rest of the city is at -2c to -5c. That ISS image of Winnipeg shows why quite well, with nothing but bright snow covered fields around the airport in a west-NW flow, while the rest of city is warmed up nicely with the darker urban buildup.ReplyDelete
Walking outside today, it certainly doesn't feel like the -9c that the airport is advertising.. feels almost springlike!
Click on my name or link for 2 pm temperature roundup across the city. YWG airport cold bias quite evident on a day like today..ReplyDelete
I would suggest all the other urban stations have a warm bias. YWG was never intended to represent an urban environment.ReplyDelete
Nothing wrong with either of the temperature readings. The question is just when you look at the current temp that comes from airport, because it doesn't represent where we live (inside the city) it may be misleading. Like Rob mentioned, sure didn't feel like -9°C if you walked out the door today!ReplyDelete
Both are correct. Sounds like it's time for station specific forecasts...later this year perhaps.ReplyDelete
True Garth. Something like in Edmonton perhaps. The city centre station there has different forecasts than the int'l airport south of the city which is often colder than the city too.ReplyDelete
In fact it was very similar there to here today. Edmonton Int'l got to -7 while city centre got to -3.
Record high of +6.7C in Winnipeg a year ago today.. with temps up to 11C in southern RRV where there was still NO snow cover. Amazing warmth last year.ReplyDelete
EC's forecast is 40% chance of flurries tonight. Its already snowing and radar looks like a lot more on the wayReplyDelete
Looks like a couple cm's of snow on the way according to radar just NW of city.ReplyDelete
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