Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunny.High 22.UV index 9 or very high.

31 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 8:03:03 AM : 16.2°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Partly clear | Wind: NNW 14 km/h
It was quite warm here yesterday with temps in the upper 20Cs and mostly clear skies.The evening remained clear and it was perfect weather for viewing the planetary conjunction in the west.Overnight some clouds moved into the area but today is expected to be generally clear and warm.The sunny and dry weather is expected to stay with us until the middle of next week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 22 except 19 along parts of the coast. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Low 13.
Sunday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 24 except 19 along parts of the coast.
Monday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 25.



Today’s Weather Trivia:
31 July 2004: Fallen trees, wrecked cars, and damaged homes dotted St. Joseph, NB, after an apparent tornado touched down. At least one mobile home flipped over with 4 people inside. Violent winds also temporarily cut power to several homes. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• The Moon and the planet Jupiter highlight the sky late tonight. They rise in late evening, with Jupiter to the right of the Moon. Jupiter outshines all the other planets and stars in the sky at that hour, so it is hard to miss. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras as the solar wind continues to blow.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods.High 23. UV index 8.

30 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:56:18 AM : 16.6°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Partly clear | Wind: NNW 5 km/h
We had a drizzly day here yesterday along with some steady rain in the afternoon and a few rumbles of thunder.Temps were in the low 20Cs for the day.Clearing began in the early evening and we are expecting sunny and dry weather today and through the weekend.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing this afternoon. Fog patches along parts of the coast. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Low 15 except 11 in low lying inland areas.
Saturday -- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 22.
Sunday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 15. High 24.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
30 July 2006: In Alberta, a thunderstorm spat out winds, cluster rains, and hail around Olds and Red Deer. The cold air downburst bore 87 km/hr gusts that felled trees and power lines and dropped the temperature about 12° in minutes. Near Balzac, a 680-kg, 2-seat helicopter was pushed over, injuring the pilot slightly. On Calgary's Glenmore Reservoir, 6 boats capsized. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• The planets Saturn, Mars, and Venus team up low in the west in early evening. Venus is the "evening star." Saturn and Mars look like fainter stars to the upper left of Venus, with Saturn a little above Mars. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras as the solar wind continues to blow.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Periods of rain beginning this morning.High 20. UV index 3.

29 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:43:42 AM : 19.0°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Overcast | Wind: SW 27 km/h
Yesterday was a sunny and hot day here with temps near 30C.The evening was warm and humid and clouds began moving into the area.Today we are expecting some rain with gusty winds,clearing tomorrow.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Increasing cloudiness. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Risk of thundershowers late this morning and this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 16.
Friday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing in the evening. Fog patches retreating to the coast. High 24.
Saturday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
29 July 1951: A wind-and-rain storm struck La Rivière, MB, blowing down 2 barns and disrupting hydro service. A man just home from the hospital after recuperating from a broken leg for 4 months broke the same leg in another place, in the debris of his collapsed barn. After being struck by lightning, the United Church near Basswood, MB, burned to the ground, but its contents were saved thanks to heavy rain. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• The planets Mars and Saturn snuggle close together tonight. They are to the upper left of Venus, the "evening star." Golden Saturn stands just a little above orange Mars, which is the fainter of the two worlds. – [Star Date Online]

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunny.High 20 except 27 inland. UV index 9.

28 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:24:48 AM : 13.9°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Clear | Wind: SW 9 km/h
It was another very nice day here yesterday with temps in the mid 20Cs and moderate humidity levels.The sky remained clear through the evening and overnight.Temps dropped slightly below what is considered normal during the overnight hours but are expected to rebound quite nicely.Today is expected to be sunny and hot with temps near 30C.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 20 except 27 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 16.
Thursday -- Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the morning. Risk of thundershowers in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches developing in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the evening. High 20.
Friday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 16. High 24.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
28 July 2006: In Canada's Arctic, Hudson and Baffin Bays had the lowest amounts of sea ice (about a 3rd less than normal) since record keeping began in 1971. The lack of ice in Baffin Bay and along the Labrador Coast had a huge impact on Newfoundland-Labrador tourism. Few icebergs survive the long open-water drift south without enough ice to protect them from eroding waves. St. John's saw none in 2006. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• The Moon stands farthest from Earth today for its current orbit around our planet, at a distance of more than 252,000 miles, or about 14,000 miles farther than average. The gibbous Moon rises in early evening. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A solar wind stream is about to hit Earth's magnetic field, and the impact could spark geomagnetic storms.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 25. UV index 8.

27 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:40:08 AM : 16.7°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Clear | Wind: WNW 15 km/h
Yesterday was a pretty nice day here with afternoon temps in the middle 20Cs along with low humidity levels.There were a few periods of cloudiness but there was no precip.The evening was clear with temps in the upper teens.
The next couple of days are expected to be sunny and seasonable.Rain is on the way for Thursday and Friday but the weekend is looking clear at this point.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this afternoon. High 25. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Becoming clear near midnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 13.
Wednesday -- Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 20 except 27 inland.
Thursday -- Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 17. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
27 July 2005: Passengers who paid for a 5-night cruise, with a 2-day visit to sunny Bermuda, had to settle for swirling fog in the Maritimes. Their ship stopped in Saint John, NB, then Halifax, NS, because Tropical Storm Franklin was forecast to stir up seas around Bermuda. Said one passenger: "Instead of making a right, we made a left. Nothing against Canada, but we wanted ... a warm-weather climate." – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• Deneb, the star that represents the tail of the swan, is high in the east-northeast at nightfall, at the left point of the Summer Triangle. The rest of the swan stretches to its right, with the body parallel to the horizon and the wings spread above and below. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A solar wind stream is about to hit Earth's magnetic field, and the impact could spark geomagnetic storms.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunny.High 23. UV index 7.

26 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:53:47 AM : 17.5°C(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Mostly clear | Wind: WNW 17 km/h
We had some rain and drizzle yesterday with temps only in the low 20Cs.Clearing began in the evening and overnight most of the cloud cover moved out of the area.
This week is forecast to be mainly clear,warm and dry with some rain possible on Thursday.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 15.
Tuesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing late in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the evening. High 24.
Wednesday -- Sunny. Low 14. High 25.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
26 July 1949: About 6:00 PM, a thunderstorm at Kirkland Lake, ON, tore out stakes from the Dailey Brothers' big circus tent. The heavy canvas collapsed just as the elephants were being led out. The animals stampeded but an ex-elephant trainer corralled the huge beasts. The only damage was a few air holes in the tent roof. The circus manager said later that 5 baby elephants were still frightened. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• One of the prettiest sights in the night sky is Cygnus, the swan, soaring gracefully through the Milky Way. The swan is high in the east as darkness falls tonight. Its brightest star, Deneb, marks its tail, with its body stretching to the right. – [Star Date Online]

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A few showers beginning this morning.High 19. UV index 3.

25 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:25:30 AM : 17.6°C(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Overcast | Wind: NE 6 km/h
Yesterday was a nice day here with afternoon highs in the mid 20Cs and low humidity levels.The evening was generally clear and mild.Overnight some clouds moved into the area and showers are expected today.Clearing skies tomorrow and a sunny and dry week is expected.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 this afternoon. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Clearing late this evening. Fog patches dissipating this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 this evening. Low 14.
Monday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 22.
Tuesday -- Sunny. Low 15. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
25 July 2006: Great Lakes' water levels declined in 1998 and remain low. Lakes Huron and Michigan are 1 m lower than in 1997, some 50 cm below their 140-year average, and Georgian Bay wetlands are drying up. Recent above-average yearly temperatures have meant less winter ice and more summer evaporation. Massive freighters ran aground in Lake Huron's shallow waters, forcing ships to carry lighter loads. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• Around 2,000 years from now, Earth's north pole will aim toward the star Gamma Cephei instead of Polaris, which is the current North Star. Gamma Cephei is one of the brightest stars of Cepheus, which is in the northeast this evening. – [Star Date Online]