Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunny. High 23. UV index 9 or very high.

Yesteday was very hot here with temps near 30C and high humidity.We should have a better day today.....

Today
Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h near noon. High 23. UV index 9 or very high.

Tonight
Clear. Fog in low lying inland areas overnight. Low 11.

Sunday
Sunny. Fog in low lying inland areas early in the morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 23.

Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 13. High 23.

Tuesday
Showers. Low 15. High 23.

Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 15. High 21.

Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 14. High 23.

Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 15. High 23.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud.High 27 except 22 along parts of the coast. UV index 9.

6 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:56:37 AM : 20.2°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Fog | Wind: WSW 9 km/h
We had a very humid and cloudy day here yesterday with temps in the upper 20Cs.There were a few heavy showers through the evening.The showers ended overnight and it is quite foggy here this morning.The fog is expected to lift later and sunshine is expected through the weekend.
Tropical storm Colin has reformed in the Caribbean and may be off our shores by the middle of next week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Showers ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 27 except 22 along parts of the coast. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 overnight. Low 13.
Saturday -- Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High 22.
Sunday -- Sunny. Low 11. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
6 August 1902: Without warning, a violent thunderstorm broke over Dawson, YT. Hailstones the size of marbles fell with startling rapidity resembling a blinding snowstorm. The din of the hail falling on metallic-roofed buildings made it impossible to hear anything. Court proceedings halted for several minutes. Loud peals of thunder added to the cacophony. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Saturday, August 07, 2010
Time: 04:18 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 18° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE
• The brightest member of the trio is Venus, the "evening star." Saturn stands just a little above Venus, with Mars a little farther to Venus' upper left. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be low. Weather permitting, low-level displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Gillam, James Bay and Nain and visible low on the northern horizon from as far south as Juneau, Edmonton Winnipeg and Sept-Iles, Canada.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers.High 19 except 25 inland. UV index 5.

5 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:13:50 AM : 21.0°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Overcast | Wind: SW 16 km/h
Yesterday was wet and cool here with some very heavy showers and thunder through the morning and into the early afternoon.53mm of rain was measured at the Western Head station.Most of the rain ended by mid-afternoon but skies remained overcast for the day.Temps were in the low 20Cs for highs and held there through the evening and overnight.
More rain is expected today and tomoroow but the weekend should be sunny and warm.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 19 except 25 inland. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy. Showers beginning this evening. Risk of thundershowers late this evening and overnight. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog spreading inland this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 16.
Friday -- Showers ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 22 except 27 inland.
Saturday -- Sunny. Low 14. High 22.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
5 August 2007: In Prince Edward Island, rivers and streams turned red following yesterday's 45 mm of rain; a week earlier, 1,000s of dead fish were found in the Dunk and Tryon rivers. In each case, high-intensity rain had caused silt and chemical runoff to contaminate the water. The recent storm also packed fierce winds that uprooted trees, and a Tignish resident claimed a twister destroyed his barn. – 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 second-brightest star of Sagittarius, which is low in the south on summer nights, is Nunki. Its name may be the oldest star name that is still in use. Nunki is at the top left corner of the "teapot" formed by Sagittarius' brightest stars. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be active. Weather permitting, active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to Anchorage and Juneau, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon, Prince Rupert, Bismark and Montreal.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Showers with risk of thundershowers.High 18 except 23 inland. UV index 3.

4 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:07:55 AM : 18.5°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Overcast | Wind: SSW 24 km/h
Yesterday was quite warm here with temps in the upper 20Cs for the most part and high humidity levels.It remained warm,in the upper teens,through the evening and overnight.Clouds moved into the area in the late day and we are expecting some rain for the next few days.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Showers with risk of thundershowers. Amount 2 to 4 mm except 10 mm in the heaviest showers. Fog patches along parts of the coast. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 18 except 23 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy. Fog patches spreading inland late this evening and overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 17.
Thursday -- Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers late in the afternoon and in the evening. Fog patches along parts of the coast. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 20 except 26 inland.
Friday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 19. High 24.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
4 August 1878: A deluge of rain-90 mm in 4 hours-filled dozens of cellars in Toronto, ON. Hailstones of every shape and size smashed 1000s of windows. The same terrific storm visited East Zorra, toward New Hamburg, where powerful winds uprooted trees, unroofed houses, scattered fences, and flattened corn and other crops. Streets were converted into sewers. – 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

• Sagittarius arcs low across the south tonight. Its brightest stars form the shape of a teapot. The subtle glow of the Milky Way rises from the spout like steam. The center of the galaxy is immersed in that steam, about 27,000 light-years away. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be active. Weather permitting, active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Igaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Sept-Iles, and visible low on the horizon from Vancouver, Great Falls, Pierre, Madison, Lansing, Ottawa, Portland and St. Johns.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

High 18. UV index 8 or very high.

3 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:40:26 AM : 13.7°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Partly clear | Wind: SW 6 km/h
We had a nice day here yesterday with temps in the middle 20Cs and lots of sun.The evening was generally clear with temps dropping to the lower teens overnight.Sunny and warm again today with showers moving in tonight and staying with us through tomorrow.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Fog dissipating this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers later this morning. High 18. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy. A few showers beginning overnight. Risk of thundershowers before morning. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late this evening. Low 16.
Wednesday -- Showers ending in the afternoon then cloudy with sunny periods. Risk of thundershowers early in the morning. Amount 5 mm. Fog along the coast. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 20.
Thursday -- A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 17. High 26.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
3 August 1909: Southern Manitoba had brilliant lightning, heavy rain, and large hail. In Winnipeg, baseball players and cricketers sought shelter. At Morden and Grandview, hen's-egg-size hail drove big holes in the ground. At Dauphin, lightning struck a home's roof but those inside did not know it until a neighbour checked to see if any one was hurt. Nearby, lightning killed a $3,000 horse. – 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 center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is hidden behind clouds of dust. But its location is easy to find. It is above the spout of teapot-shaped Sagittarius, which scoots low across the south on summer evenings. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight. One and possibly two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are heading toward Earth, propelled by the solar eruptions of August 1st.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods.High 21 except 24 inland. UV index 7.

2 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:41:21 AM : 14.9°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Partly clear | Wind: NNW 6 km/h
It was quite nice here yesterday with temps in the mid 20Cs for most of the day and a fair amount of sunshine.The evening saw a few light clouds move in and temps were in the mid teens.
Today and tomorrow are expected to be mostly sunny but cool with rain on the way for Wednesday.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods near noon. Fog patches early this morning. High 21 except 24 inland. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Clear. Fog patches overnight. Low 13.
Tuesday -- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 19 except 23 inland.
Wednesday -- Periods of rain. Low 15. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
2 August 2007: Vancouver, BC, residents correctly described this summer as one of the worst in recent memory. Only 3 of 16 weekends were fully dry. From late May to early September, 22 of 36 weekend days were wet, and from June to September, almost 2/3rds of the summer precipitation fell on Saturdays and Sundays. In 2006, of the 122 mm of rain that fell in those same 4 months, only 17% fell on a weekend. – 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

• A giant teapot floats low across the south this month, with a "steam" of stars rising from its spout. The teapot is formed by the brightest stars of Sagittarius, which is in the southeast at nightfall and due south around midnight. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by the event is heading directly for Earth. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives on or about August 3rd.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunny. Fog patches early this morning. High 21. UV index 8.

1 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:27:11 AM : 13.5°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 15°C) | Clear | Wind: NNW 9 km/h
Yesterday was a warm and sunny day with temps in the mid 20Cs and low humidity.The evening was clear and comfortably cool.Overnight the temps dipped to the lower teens,the coolest it’s been here for quite some time.
The sunny and warm conditions are expected to remain with us for the next few days with no precip expected until possibly Wednesday.
The tropics are beginning to get active and there’s a large disturbance in the mid-Atlantic that may develop into a hurricane within the next few days.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Fog patches early this morning. High 21. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Clear. Fog patches overnight. Low 12.
Monday -- Sunny. High 24.
Tuesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 25.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
1 August 2005: According to a UFO-monitoring group, UFO reports in Canada were down by 36% from the same time last year. This dearth of reported sightings was surprising as, in summer, people at cottages or camping out look at the sky more. The fact that it was the wettest summer on record in Canada and largely overcast skies prevailed even when it was not raining might explain the low number. – 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 Venus, Mars, and Saturn fade into view as the sky darkens. Venus is the brightest of the three -- it is the brilliant "evening star." Mars and Saturn form a tight pairing to Venus' upper left, with Saturn slightly higher in the sky. – [Star Date Online]