Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 24. UV index 7.

28 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:00:22 AM : 14.2°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Clear | Wind: NW 17 km/h

We had a very hot day here yesterday with temps in the upper 20Cs and lots of sunshine.The evening was clear with temps in the upper teens.
The high pressure system that is covering the east coast is expected to remain in place through the weekend and well into next week.Above normal temps are expected.
Hurricane Danielle will not be impacting our area other than higher than normal surf levels are expected on the coast.Hurricane Earl is expected to track closer to the east coast and may be in the area by next weekend or early the following week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 13.
Sunday -- Sunny. Fog patches dissipating early in the morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 27 except 20 along parts of the coast.
Monday -- Sunny. Low 16. High 28.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
28 August 1900: The worst storm ever witnessed in Souris, MB, lifted the town rink off its foundation and carried it about 10 m. It demolished another large skating and curling rink and turned the grandstand upside down. The tower of the Roman Catholic Church and the front of a brick store were also blown down. Houses were now short of chimneys. Hardly a stook of grain was left standing. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Time: 08:45 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 80°
Approach: 16° above WSW
Departure: 17° above ENE


Time: 10:23 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 22° above NNW
Departure: 23° above N


• Capricornus, one of the constellations of the zodiac, is in the southeast this evening. Although ancient skywatchers saw it as a sea goat, today the constellation's shape is most often described as the bottom half of a bikini bathing suit.. – [Star Date Online]

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

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods.High 23. UV index 7.

27 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:58:39 AM : 15.4°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Clear | Wind: SW 15 km/h

Yesterday was a mostly cloudy but warm day with temps in the low to mid 20C range.The evening was mostly clear and warm with temps dropping to the mid teens where they remained overnight.
Today is expected to be warm and sunny as high pressure moves into the area.Temps will be at or above normal.The high will stay in place for about the next week with the warm and sunny conditions persisting well into next week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late this morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 13.
Saturday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h near noon. High 24.
Sunday -- Sunny. Low 14. High 27.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
27 August 1973: Residents of Sudbury, ON, still living in fear of the "tornado" that killed 5 people 3 years ago, witnessed another severe summer storm passing near the city. Winds blew mightily and uprooted and flattened countless trees in its path. The storm also knocked the weather observer to the ground while he was taking the 11:00 PM observation. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
Time: 09:53 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 38°
Approach: 15° above W
Departure: 25° above NNE

• The Moon is in good view tonight. It rises not long after darkness falls, with brilliant Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, to its right. – [Star Date Online]

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

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Showers ending this morning.High 21. UV index 3.

26 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 8:08:58 AM : 20.9°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Fog | Wind: S 15 km/h

Yesterday was warm,humid and breezy with afternoon temps in the mid 20C range.The evening saw some heavy rain and gusty winds move through the area.Temps remained very mild overnight.Overcast conditions are expected for today and then we’re into a high pressure system that will bring very warm and sunny conditions into the area for the next 4 or 5 days.
At this point neither Hurricane Danielle or newly formed Earl are expected to have any significant impact on our area.Anything we receive from either won’t be felt until the middle to the end of next week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Showers ending this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Fog dissipating this afternoon. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 20 this morning. High 21. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low 15.
Friday -- Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the evening. High 24.
Saturday -- Sunny. Low 14. High 24.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
26 August 1922: A torrential rainstorm flooded southern New Brunswick. In 10 hours, 132 mm fell in Saint John, the greatest on record, causing extensive damage to city buildings. In the vicinity of Bloomfield, the Kennebacasis River spilled its banks, flooding farmlands. Lightning disabled electric wires in Brockville and Rothsay and forced passengers aboard a Saint John streetcar to abandon it. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Time: 09:26 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 86°
Approach: 16° above WSW
Departure: 21° above ENE


• The Great Square of Pegasus stands low in the northeast at nightfall. It spans a large region of the sky, and is outlined by the bright stars Alpheratz, Scheat, Markab, and Algenib. – [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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Periods of rain beginning late this afternoon.High 21. UV index 6.

25 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:37:33 AM : 16.1°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Partly clear | Wind: E 19 km/h

Yesterday started out a bit damp and overcast but the sun was out by noon and the rest of the day was quite nice.Afternoon temps were in the low 20Cs and humidity levels were low.The evening was warm and mostly clear.
Rain is expected to begin here later today and last into tomorrow.The rest of the week is expected to be sunny and warm.
Danielle is continuing on it’s track northward.Still no word on whether or not it will impact our area to any degree.At this point,anything we will get from it won’t be until the mid to latter part of next week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then periods of rain beginning late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 21. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight -- Periods of rain and fog. Risk of thundershowers overnight. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming south 20 overnight. Low 17.
Thursday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon then cloudy periods. Fog dissipating in the afternoon. Wind south 20 km/h becoming west 20 in the afternoon. High 21.
Friday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 16. High 23.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
25 August 1951: At Tory Hill, ON, lightning hit the chimney of a farmhouse. It tore through a living-room outlet into a bedroom, passing under a child's cot and through a wall above the sleeping parents. The charge tore the bobby pins from the hair of the mother, who felt aflame. Ceilings cracked, windows broke, and bricks were strewn about. Light bulbs shattered and plugs and outlets were bent. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Time: 08:59 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 15° above S
Departure: 17° above E

Time: 10:34 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 15° above W
Departure: 18° above W



• The Great Square of Pegasus stands low in the northeast at nightfall. It spans a large region of the sky, and is outlined by the bright stars Alpheratz, Scheat, Markab, and Algenib. – [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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods.High 23.

24 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:33:44 AM : 18.9°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Overcast | Wind: NE 4 km/h

We had a few showers with mostly cloudy skies here yesterday.The temps were in the low 20C range for the day and there was very little change in conditions through the evening and overnight.
Today is expected to be partly clear but more rain is on the way from tomorrow night into Thursday.
Danielle is now at hurricane status in the open south Atlantic and expected to strengthen even more over the next 24 to 48 hours.The current track brings near to our area sometime late this week or early next.At this time it is not expected to make landfall here or anywhere.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing this morning. Wind east 20 km/h. High 23.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Low 14.
Wednesday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Periods of rain beginning in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 22.
Thursday -- Periods of rain. Low 19. High 21.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
24 August 2003: An attempt to create the world's biggest hug fell short in Pouch Cove, NF. More than 4,703 people needed to participate in the communal clasp to break the record. Only 69 took part. Apparently, the weather worked against them when rain drops began to fall just before 4:00 PM, the designated hugging hour. There was talk of going after the world's largest pillow fight record next year. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Time: 10:06 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 20° above SW

• The Moon is full today at 12:05 p.m. CDT. The full Moon of August is known as the Grain Moon or Green Corn Moon. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing geomagnetic activity around the poles. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras as the solar wind continues to blow.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers.High 20. UV index 5.

23 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:39:57 AM : 18.3°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C) | Overcast | Wind: ENE 6 km/h
Yesterday was sunny and warm with temps in the mid 20Cs.Humidity levels began to rise in the evening as clouds moved into the area.Some showers are expected today and then it’s back to sunshine for tomorrow.More rain is possible later in the week.
Tropical storm Danielle,in the south Atlantic,is expected to reach hurricane strength by tomorrow.If it continues on it’s present track,whatever is left of it will be in our area by the middle of next week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 20. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Clearing before morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 14.
Tuesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.
Wednesday -- Sunny. Low 13. High 23.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
23 August 1896: A Lizard Lake, SK, farmer very narrowly escaped death. As he was cutting hay with his new steel mower, a thunderstorm suddenly arose and lightning struck the machine, momentarily stunning him. On coming to, he found the electrical charge had removed all the paint from the metal and coated it with a yellow sulphurous dust. The machine had no other damage and the horses were unhurt. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Time: 10:06 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 20° above SW

• The Summer Triangle stands high overhead this evening. Inside the triangle, look for the Coat Hanger Cluster. Binoculars reveal six stars in a line, which form the hanger's cross bar, while four others curl away from the bar to form the hook. – [Star Date Online]

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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 22. UV index 6.

22 August 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:01:55 AM : 14.3°C (Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C) | Partly clear | Wind: calm
We are still under the influence of a large high pressure system and yesterday was another mid 20C day with lots of sun and low humidity.The evening was generally clear with temps dropping to the mid teens.Overnight some clouds moved into the area but today is expected to be mostly sunny.Some showers are possible for tomorrow with cloudy conditions expected for most of the week.


The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 22. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Low 15.
Monday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 20.
Tuesday -- Cloudy. Low 17. High 23.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
22 August 1938: A tornado struck Nolalu, ON, before crossing the international border into Minnesota. In Canada, the twister levelled farm buildings and killed cattle. Winds ripped a house to pieces, blew down the garage, rolled an automobile over 5 times, and scattered personal belongings far and wide. The next morning, some of the family's clothes were recovered 10 km east of their property. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Monday, August 23, 2010
Time: 05:12 AM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 24° above SW
Departure: 17° above S
• A big bear paces around the North Star: Ursa Major, whose brightest stars form the Big Dipper. The dipper outlines the bear's rump and tail. Dimmer stars trace the rest of its body. Xi Ursae Majoris, which consists of two pairs of stars, marks its hindmost paw. – [Star Date Online]

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