Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oct 2,2008 Update


Afternoon Update.
Just a few quick lines to update the current conditions here.It’s raining quite hard by times,windy and mild with the temp near 20°C.
I should update this blog on what Kyle did here as the report is actually in my WeatherBug blog.We were without power from 8:30PM Sunday until 7:30AM Monday.
There wasn’t much damage,just mostly downed trees in the area.I picked up 4 or 5 small branches in my backyard and that was all.Monday turned out to be a very hot day with temps near 30°C and quite humid.The sun came out in the early afternoon and the winds diminished to just a slight breeze.So,that was about it….it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
One other quick note.My west cam is now mounted outside.I shouldn’t have to worry about it being blocked by snow,like it has before in the window where it was mounted,unless the drifts get to be about 12 feet high.I hope that doesn’t happen!!!

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October Arrives


NOTE:I will be keeping this blog updated,atleast for awhile.The other one doesn't seem to be working out.Posts have to be 'approved' and they are very slow in getting them on site.

The following is my entry sent to WeatherBug yesterday that still hasn't been published:

October has arrived and with it so has more Autumn-like weather.It has cooled off considerably here from what it was a few days ago and it is expected to remain this way.Actually,the temps are now beginning to be more seasonable now.They are running in the middle teens on the Celcius scale for daytime highs and dropping into the single digits through the overnight hours.
Some rain is expected here today and tomorrow and then it’s back to sunshine to finish out the week.
Early Autumn is usually a pretty nice season here but it does tend to have it’s cool and windy days.On the good ones,it’s always enjoyable to get out in the country and snap a few shots like this one I took a couple of years ago:

Hopefully we’ll get some nice colors again this year.That is yet to be seen though,the leaves really haven’t begun to change very much in this area yet this year.It appears that the mild weather we had through September has extended the growing season and the trees are still mostly green as this pic I took last Thursday shows as I was heading out of Brooklyn harbor on a sport fishing trip:


BTW,the fish weren’t biting and we came back empty handed.Maybe next time we’ll do better.We’re hoping to get out again next week.



Monday, September 29, 2008

Kyle Was Here


Kyle wasn’t too bad here.We lost power for 11 hours (from 8:30PM Sunday to 7:30AM Monday) and,so far,I only see one branch down in my backyard.The wind was quite strong for most of the night but we received very little rain here.It is now beginning to clear,the winds have diminished and a partly sunny day with temps near 20°C is expected.
More updates on damage as they become available.

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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's Started


The storm started here about an hour ago with some rain and brisk winds from the SE….more to come.

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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.

Update On KYLE

Here is the latest bulletin on KYLE:

Queens County
4:49 AM ADT Sunday 28 September 2008
Wind warning for Queens County continued

Sustained winds at 65 km/h or more and gusting to 90 to 110 km/h are expected tonight.

At 3 AM this morning hurricane Kyle was located about 440 kilometres south of Cape Cod and moving northward at 37 km/h. On its path Kyle is forecast to pass to the west of Yarmouth late this evening before making landfall on the New Brunswick coast near Saint John before dawn Monday.

It is currently expected that Kyle will push tropical storm force winds of 80 km/h with gusts to 120 km/h into the tri-county region of Nova Scotia by early Sunday evening. Depending on the exact track strength and position of Kyle sustained hurricane force winds may be possible near the coast just as Kyle passes west of Yarmouth. A hurricane watch has been issued for this possibility.

These same wind speeds in similar events in the past have caused significant tree damage that has resulted in downed power lines and damage to structures due to falling branches or trees. All preparations to secure loose objects should be completed by Sunday afternoon.

Also of concern..Kyle will be arriving at the time of high tide in Yarmouth. The resulting storm surge from Kyle on top of the dangerous rough surf may lead to shoreline erosion and damage to the coastal infrastructure mainly in Yarmouth and Digby counties.

At this time rainfall amounts are not expected to reach the 50 millimetre threshold.

Watch our weather as it happens via our cam(s).Click here.
Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.