Saturday, August 21, 2010

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

21 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:46:40 AM : 15.1°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C) | Mostly clear | Wind: NNW 2 km/h
It was another hot day here yesterday with afternoon temps in the mid 20s.The humidity levels were in the comfortable range.The evening was a little foggy with temps in the upper teens.
The warm,sunny and dry conditions are expected to remain with us well into next week.Enjoy!


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today-- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High 25. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Low 14.
Sunday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 26.
Monday -- Sunny. Low 11. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
21 August 1854: A canoe carried passengers from a small Québec village to a barge in the Beauharnois Canal. In dense fog, the canoe went astray and drifted among rapids, where it upset. All those aboard clung to the canoe for 12 km. A boy swam to an island to save himself. One after another, the exhausted adults let go the frail support and drowned, though the boy made every effort to save them. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Time: 04:44 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 76°
Approach: 39° above WNW
Departure: 18° above SE

• The star Altair, whose name comes from the Arabic for eagle, is high overhead this evening. It is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, the eagle. At a distance of 16 light-years, it is one of our closest stellar neighbors. – [Star Date Online]

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

Friday, August 20, 2010

30 percent chance of showers early this afternoon.High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 7.

20 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:06:24 AM : 15.7°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C) | Fog | Wind: calm
Yesterday wasn’t as warm as Wednesday with temps still in the mid 20Cs but with lower humidity.The evening was comfortably cool and overnight some fog moved onshore.We are expecting a few showers today but all should be clear by this evening and the weekend is expected to be warm and dry.


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 early this afternoon. Fog patches early this morning. High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Clearing overnight. Low 13.
Saturday -- Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 21.
Sunday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 15. High 23.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
20 August 2006: Southern Manitoba got toonie-sized hail, lightning, wind gusts, and rotating clouds. Near La Broquerie, an F2-tornado left the pregnant occupant of a house bruised, scratched, and kneeling where the bathroom had been. Her husband watched the roof and walls lift and belongings and debris scatter 400 m. Outbuildings were flattened, but windows in 2 walls and ceiling light bulbs were intact. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 04:16 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41°
Approach: 32° above NNW
Departure: 15° above E

Time: 05:51 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 28°
Approach: 17° above W
Departure: 16° above S

• As darkness begins to fall, look quite low in the west for Venus, the bright "evening star." Much fainter Mars is a little to its upper right, with Saturn farther to the right. The star Spica is to the upper left of Venus. – [Star Date Online]

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

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Clearing this morning. High 27. UV index 7.

19 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:04:42 AM : 17.3°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 14°C) | Fog | Wind: calm
We had another scorcher of a day yesterday with temps in the upper 20Cs along with high humidity levels.It cooled down somewhat in the evening but temps were still in the 20s and only dropped slightly lower overnight.More warm weather is expected today but we may see some showers tomorrow.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Clearing this morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 14.
Friday -- Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with 60 percent chance of showers in the evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 26.
Saturday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 25.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
19 August 2007: Westmoreland and Argyle Shore (PE) residents spotted several offshore waterspouts. At Charlottetown Airport, marble-size hail and several distant funnel clouds were reported. Waterspouts are like mini tornadoes-less energetic, smaller, and shorter lived-but some have flipped small boats. Fair-weather waterspouts get energy from warm water but quickly dissipate on reaching land. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
Time: 03:49 AM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 24° above N
Departure: 22° above NE

Time: 05:23 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 88°
Approach: 16° above WNW
Departure: 18° above ESE


• Venus, the "evening star," is putting on quite a show this month. The planet pops into view in the western sky by 20 or 30 minutes after sunset. And as the sky darkens, it blazes like a beacon, drawing all eyes toward its dazzling beauty. – [Star Date Online]

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22 except 26 inland. UV index 8.

18 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:49:49 AM : 17.5°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 14°C) | Fog | Wind: calm
Yesterday was one of the warmest days we had all summer with temps only in the upper 20Cs but humidity levels were through the roof making it very uncomfortable.There was some rain and thunder in the morning but all was clear by the early afternoon.Overnight the temps only dropped to the upper teens and fog moved onshore.We are expecting the fog and drizzle to end later this morning and,like yesterday,warm and humid weather will be with us this afternoon.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of drizzle early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22 except 26 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle overnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 15.
Thursday -- A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle early in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 21 except 25 inland.
Friday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 14. High 23.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
18 August 2007: Weather delayed an Edmonton Eskimos-Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL game in Regina, SK. A spectacular lightning flash at 10:36 PM convinced the head referee to order everyone off the field. Minutes later, the stadium went dark and some of the 28,800 sellout crowd went home. When the sky cleared 58 minutes later, the game resumed and the 15,000 remaining fans saw a Riders' victory. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Time: 03:23 AM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 18° above NNE
Departure: 18° above NNE

Time: 04:56 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 37°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 34° above NE

• The bright Moon is near the "spout" of the teapot formed by the brightest stars of Sagittarius tonight, surrounded by the Milky Way. But the Milky Way is so faint that it is tough to make out through the glare of the Moon. – [Star Date Online]

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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Risk of thundershowers this morning.High 24.UV index 3.

17 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:39:57 AM : 20.7°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 14°C) | Overcast | Wind: SSW 16 km/h
We had another hot day here yesterday with temps in the upper 20Cs and rising humidity levels.The temps only dropped to 20C overnight and rain is on the way for today.It’s back to sunshine tomorrow but there’s a good possibility of more rain on the way for the weekend.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Showers. Risk of thundershowers this morning. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches along parts of the coast. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 24 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 16.
Wednesday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing early in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating late in the morning. High 26 except 21 along parts of the coast.
Thursday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 16. High 22.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
17 August 2005: Summer in Canada's northeastern boreal forest was the second warmest in nearly 60 years (+1.6°C). In Québec, dry weather, high temperatures, and lightning caused almost 2½ times the average area for the past 10 years to burn. In British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, cooler temperatures and the second wettest summer in over 50 years meant the fewest number of fires in 10 years. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Time: 04:29 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 15° above NNW
Departure: 22° above NNE

• The Moon and Antares, the bright orange star that marks the heart of Scorpius, snuggle close together tonight. At their closest, they will be separated by less than the width of a finger held at arm's length. – [Star Date Online]

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

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning.High 24 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 7.

16 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:54:33 AM : 16.1°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 14°C) | Fog | Wind: WSW 2 km/h
It was another warm day here yesterday with lots of sunshine and temps in the mid 20Cs.Clouds moved into the area in the evening and temps dropped to the middle teens and held there overnight.This morning it is quite foggy but that is expected to lift later and another sunny and warm day is expected.Showers are on the way for tomorrow,continuing into Wednesday.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning after midnight. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches overnight. Wind south 30 km/h. Low 17.
Tuesday -- A few showers ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches along parts of the coast. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 24 except 20 along parts of the coast.
Wednesday -- A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 17. High 26.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
16 August 1909: Two terrific wind and rain storms passed over the Windsor, ON, region, inflicting serious damage. The winds tore off roofs and chimneys, damaged trees, injured several persons with flying debris, and unroofed 3 iron warehouses at the Hiram Walker distillery. The storms had sprung up quickly, catching many sailboats and canoes on the river, and reports of overturned boats were numerous. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Time: 04:04 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 16° above NNW
Departure: 19° above NNE

Time: 05:39 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 34°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 34° above NNE


• Orion, the hunter, one of the signature star patterns of winter, is climbing into view in the early morning sky. Orion clears the eastern horizon a couple of hours before sunrise and is high in the sky at first light. – [Star Date Online]

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

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 25.UV index 7.

15 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 8:34:50 AM : 16.1°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 14°C) | Partly clear | Wind: NNE 5 km/h
We had another warm and sunny day yesterday with the high temps in the mid to upper 20C range.The evening was mild and clear and the overnight temps were warmer then the past couple and dropped only to the mid teens.More warm and sunny weather is forecast for today and tomorrow.We may see a few showers on Tuesday.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 25 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Clear. Low 12.
Monday -- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 24 except 20 along parts of the coast.
Tuesday -- Showers. Low 14. High 21.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
15 August 1961: In remote Mashagama Lake, ON, 4 brothers aged 4 to 8 drowned. A sudden squall and high waves swamped the family's 4-m boat. The frantic father found 3 boys and got them to the partly submerged craft. By the time he found the 4th child, the other 3 were gone. His plunge back into the 15-m depths to look for them was fruitless. He returned to the boat to find his last son gone. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Monday, August 16, 2010
Time: 03:38 AM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 22° above N
Departure: 19° above NNE

Time: 05:12 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 15° above NNW
Departure: 22° above NNE



• The Moon passes by one of the scorpion's lost claws tonight: the star Zubenelgenubi. It is a little above the Moon as darkness falls. The name "Zubenelgenubi" means the "the southern claw." – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be moderate. Weather permitting, moderate displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin, and Igaluit to as far south as Whitehorse, Ft. McMurray, James Bay and visible low on the horizon as far south as Prince Rupert, Calgary, Minot, Bemidji, Stevens Point, Traverse City and Quebec City, Canada..