Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunny.High 25.UV index 7 or high.

14 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:39:01 AM : 14.1°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 14°C) | Clear | Wind: NNW 8 km/h
It was warm and sunny here yesterday with temps in the middle 20Cs.Humidity levels were low and within the comfort range.The evening was clear with temps in the middle teens.
Today we will have conditions similar to yesterday.
There’s no inclement weather expected in our area for atleast the next week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 25 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Clear. Fog patches overnight. Low 12 except 7 in low lying inland areas.
Sunday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 25 except 20 along parts of the coast.
Monday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
14 August 1913: A tornado paced through the southern edge of Ogema, SK, where it destroyed a skating and curling arena. The twister killed 2 men sheltering in a shack that was blown to bits. One man was elderly and in poor health; the other man, his son, had had both legs amputated at the knees years earlier, after they were frozen in a blizzard. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010
Time: 04:45 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 16° above NNW
Departure: 19° above NNE

• Spica, the brightest star of the constellation Virgo, stands to the right of the Moon this evening. Virgo is home to one of the largest galaxy clusters in the universe, but you need a telescope to any of the galaxies. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunny.High 24 except 19 along parts of the coast. UV index 7.

13 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:23:29 AM : 13.7°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Clear | Wind: NW 16 km/h
Yesterday was a warm and sunny day with temps in the mid 20Cs and low humidity levels.There were a few periods of cloudiness near sunset but they moved out after dark.
We should remain in this stretch of sunny and warm weather for the next 3 or 4 days.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Fog patches early this morning. High 24 except 19 along parts of the coast. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Clear. Fog patches overnight. Low 12 except 8 in low lying inland areas.
Saturday -- Sunny. High 25 except 20 along parts of the coast.
Sunday -- Sunny. Low 12. High 26.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
13 August 1898: A cyclone struck east of Estevan, SK. At one farm, the house and stable were demolished and the cook stove dropped into the cellar. A 3-month-old baby was tossed about 100 m and, though not found for several hours, suffered few injuries. A wagon was picked up and carried over 2 km before being smashed into the ground and a mower was rolled over and over until not one piece could be found. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Time: 04:18 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 20° above NW
Departure: 19° above NNE


• The Moon and the planets Venus, Mars, and Saturn put on quite a show this evening. The planets align to the right of the Moon. They are fairly low in the sky at sunset, and they all drop from view by a couple of hours after sunset. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud.High 21. UV index 7.

12 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:10:11 AM : 13.5°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Clear | Wind: N 8 km/h
Yesterday was another hot day here with temps in the upper 20Cs and high humidity levels.There were some cloudy periods in the early evening but all was 100% clear by night fall (check the pic on http://skyandweather.blogspot.com ).Temps dropped into the low teens overnight.
Today is expected to be cooler than yesterday and there’s a small chance of showers this afternoon.For the rest of the week we are expecting clear skies and warm weather.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog patches early this morning. High 21. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Low 12.
Friday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 22.
Saturday -- Sunny. Low 12. High 25.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
12 August 2003: Near Wabamun Lake, AB, a brief but powerful storm featuring green-turquoise skies and packing tornadic winds, golf-ball size hail and sheets of rain damaged several buildings and caused some personal injuries to people at the lake resort/golf course. Shattered tree fragments littered the grounds. Flying debris smashed clubhouse windows and doors. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Friday, August 13, 2010
Time: 03:52 AM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 35°
Approach: 35° above N
Departure: 26° above NNE

Time: 05:26 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 16° above NW
Departure: 18° above NNE

• Three planets line up above the Moon this evening. The brightest is Venus, the "evening star." Mars is just to its upper left, with Saturn a little farther to its upper right. Mars looks slightly orange, while Saturn is pale yellow. – [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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 22. UV index 7.

11 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:02:39 AM : 19.0°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Mostly clear | Wind: W 9 km/h
It was very hot here yesterday with afternoon temps in the upper 20Cs along with very high humidity levels.It remained mostly clear through the evening and overnight with temps dropping to slightly +/- 20C.
The rain that had been forecast for last night didn’t happen and today’s forecast has been revised to sunshine and warm temps.The fair weather should remain with us through the weekend.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches early this morning. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this afternoon. High 22. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 14.
Thursday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 20.
Friday -- Sunny. Low 11. High 23.



Today’s Weather Trivia:
11 August 1938: Exaggeration about the grasshoppers swooping across the Prairies was rampant. They ate handles off hoes and washing off lines; clouds of them blocked the sun; they bounced off windows, their bodies rattling; they ate holes in women's silk stockings; thousands on rail tracks stopped trains and trolleys; thousands more jumped from locked safety-deposit boxes [adapted from author James Gray]. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Time: 03:27 AM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 22° above ENE
Departure: 17° above ENE


Time: 04:58 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 16° above WNW
Departure: 20° above NNE


• The Perseid meteor shower is building up to its peak tomorrow night. The Moon will be out of the way, so it won't interfere with the late-night fireworks. – [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 10, 2010

Thundershowers ending this morning.High 27 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 9.

10 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:33:14 AM : 18.7°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Overcast w/ thunder | Wind: SW 12 km/h
Yesterday was quite warm with afternoon temps in the middle 20Cs and increasing humidity levels.Clouds began moving into the area in the evening and temps were in the upper teens overnight.This morning we are getting some light rain and a few rumbles of thunder.Some clearing is expected later this morning but more showers are possible tonight and tomorrow.Temps will be quite warm.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A few showers or thundershowers ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Local amount 15 mm. Fog patches retreating to the coast this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 27 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of showers overnight with risk of thundershowers. Fog patches spreading inland. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 15.
Wednesday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and early in the evening. Fog patches in the morning. High 26 except 20 along parts of the coast.
Thursday -- Sunny. Low 14. High 21.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
10 August 1949: Food-store workers in Sturgeon Falls, ON, smelled burnt paper. A windstorm 5 days before had pushed up the store's awning enough to allow the sun's rays to strike a display of gallon jugs filled with pickling vinegar. The jugs acted as a burning glass, which concentrated the rays onto the packing boxes the jugs sat upon. Over the 5 days, 1 box had almost completely burnt. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Time: 04:32 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 44°
Approach: 33° above WNW
Departure: 27° above NNE


• During moonless August mornings, a ghostly pyramid of light sometimes rises from the eastern horizon. Called "zodiacal light," this pale glow is produced by sunlight reflecting off tiny dust grains in the plane of Earth's orbit around the Sun. – [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.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud.High 18 except 23 inland. UV index 8.

9 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:44:48 AM : 17.7°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Partly clear | Wind: SW 17 km/h
It was fairly nice here yesterday with temps in the mid 20Cs.The afternoon saw some clouds and breezy conditions but there was no precip.The evening was partly clear with temps in the upper teens.
Showers are expected for the next few days.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 18 except 23 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Fog patches overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 17.
Tuesday -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and early in the evening. Fog patches along the coast. High 21.
Wednesday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 15. High 23.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
9 August 2008: With a soaking of 26.2 mm today, Toronto, ON, officially recorded its wettest summer on record: 354.2 mm of rain at Pearson Airport from 1 June to 9 August. And there were still three weeks to go! It had rained 41 of the past 71 days. But Toronto had only 9 smog days, compared to 24 the previous summer. The Big Smoke became the Big Wet. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Time: 04:05 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 67°
Approach: 67° above SE
Departure: 21° above ENE

Time: 05:40 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 16° above WNW
Departure: 21° above NNE


• One of the highlights of the summer sky is the Milky Way, which outlines the disk of our home galaxy. Under a dark sky, it arcs high across the east at nightfall, from W-shaped Cassiopeia in the north to teapot-shaped Sagittarius in the south. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 8.

8 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:56:34 AM : 13°C (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Clear | Wind: WSW 8 km/h
Yesterday was perfect here with temps in the middle 20Cs and low humidity levels.The evening was cool and clear and overnight the temps dropped almost to the single digits.Today is expected to be similar,showers are on the way to start the week.
The tropics are continuing to be active with TS Colin moving north and another system that has a high potential for development over the next few days.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Clear. Becoming cloudy periods after midnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light overnight. Low 14.
Monday -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Fog patches developing in the morning. High 20.
Tuesday -- Showers. Low 16. High 24.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
8 August 2007: The worst flooding in decades in Quebec's GaspĂ© swept away trailer homes, sheds, and 3 bridges. Emergency crews evacuated people in rowboats and Zodiacs but had to swim to rescue some. Residents wore boots or wrapped their feet in plastic. In 12 hours, 80 to 115 mm of rain fell; winds gusted to 93 km/h. A trailer 100 m from the Riviere-au-Renard flooded, carrying away the elderly residents. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):

Date: Monday, August 09, 2010
Time: 03:39 AM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 18° above ESE
Departure: 16° above E

Time: 05:11 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 49°
Approach: 15° above W
Departure: 36° above NNE





• Corona Borealis, the northern crown, a semicircle of seven stars, stands high in the west shortly after sunset. The constellation's leading light is Gemma. It is almost as bright as the North Star, so it is fairly easy to pick out. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.