Saturday, September 11, 2010

Conditions at 7:32 AM: 14.7C | Overcast | Wind: WNW 12 km/h

11 September 2010

We had a mix of weather here yesterday with some sun and warm temperatures until the mid afternoon when some showers moved into the area.The showers lasted well into the evening and were quite heavy by times.Temps dropped into the mid teens in the evening and remained there overnight.More showers are expected today and then we should be back to sunshine for tomorrow.Temps are now back to seasonal normals.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 19C / Min 11C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this morning. High 17. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Clearing near midnight. Low 10.

 

Sunday

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 17.

 

Monday

Cloudy. Low 9. High 16.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

11 September

1900: A hurricane that killed up to 10,000 people in Galveston...

1900: A hurricane that killed up to 10,000 people in Galveston, Texas, reached Ontario greatly exhausted but sustaining gale-force winds. At Lake Erie's Crystal Beach, 40 to 50 yachts and canoes were lost or wrecked, trees were uprooted, awnings ripped, glass windows smashed, and electric wires downed. Only 1 Great North-western Telegraph Co. line was working between Ottawa and Toronto.

   Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (next visible sighting):

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010

 

Time: 08:47 PM 

 

Duration: 3 minutes

 

Maximum Elevation: 40°

 

Approach: 27° above W

 

Departure: 21° above SSE

 

 

  • A lopsided kite sails low across the west early this evening. Its brightest point is the Moon. The planet Venus, to the upper left of the Moon, forms the kite’s tail. The fainter planet Mars forms the top of the kite, with the star Spica at the right. – [Star Date Online]

 

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

 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Conditions at 7:10 AM: 11.9C | Partly clear | Wind: W 12 km/h

10 September 2010

Yesterday was a seasonable day with temps in the low to mid 20Cs and it was mostly overcast with a few periods of sunshine.There were a few light showers in the early evening.The sky began to clear overnight but,eventhough it doesn’t look like it now,more showers are a possibility today with more on the way for tomorrow.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 19C / Min 11C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 20. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Showers beginning near midnight. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Low 13.

 

Saturday

Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind north 20 km/h. High 16.

 

Sunday

Sunny. Low 10. High 18.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

10 September 2003: The bow plate of a boat plying Lake of the Woods (ON) was hit by lightning, which burned a huge hole in the metal. Unbelievably, none of the 4 fishers aboard was seriously hurt. One of them managed to paddle the boat to an island where there was a cabin. Luckily, the cabin owner was at home. He gave them pyjamas and found a fuse for their motor.   Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (next visible sighting):

Date: Friday, September 10, 2010

Time: 08:19 PM

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 65°

Approach: 30° above NW

Departure: 17° above ESE

 

  • A lopsided kite sails low across the west early this evening. Its brightest point is the Moon. The planet Venus, to the upper left of the Moon, forms the kite’s tail. The fainter planet Mars forms the top of the kite, with the star Spica at the right. – [Star Date Online]

 

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

 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Conditions at 6:56 AM: 17.0C | Overcast | Wind: SSW 7 km/h

9 September 2010

We had a mostly overcast day with temps in the lower 20Cs yesterday.None of the forecast showers made it into this area.The evening was dry and cool with temps in the mid to upper teens where they held through the overnight hours.More showers are forecast for here for the next couple of days.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 20C / Min 11C)
Today
Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers this morning. A few showers beginning near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight
Cloudy periods. Fog patches developing this evening. Low 13.

Friday
Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 early in the evening. High 19.

Saturday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 13. High 16.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
9 September 1907: A telephone work crew laying a new phone line between Lethbridge and Calgary, AB, found 25 poles broken off 2 m from the ground, as though a hurricane had passed over the spot. That morning, only a light dusting of snow, with light winds, had occurred. Neither the snow nor the wind could account for this peculiar affair. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time: 09:27 PM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 42°
Approach: 23° above W
Departure: 42° above WSW

• Lacerta, the lizard, scurries high overhead on September evenings. It is between the outstretched wings of Cygnus, the swan, and W-shaped Cassiopeia. You need dark skies and a starchart to help you find this squiggle of five stars. – [Star Date Online]

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

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Conditions at 6:52 AM: 17.0C | Light fog | Wind: SSW 5 km/h

8 September 2010

Yesterday was a very nice day here with temps reaching the mid 20Cs,light wind and low humidity.Temps remained mild through the evening and overnight with the low in the upper teens.Some fog moved onshore overnight and showers,with the possibility of some thunder,are expected today.The rest of the week is not looking too bad with a mix of sun and cloud but more showers are possible on the weekend.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 20C / Min 11C)
Today
Becoming cloudy this morning with 40 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon. Risk of thundershowers this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming south 20 near noon. High 19. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers this evening. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light overnight. Low 15.

Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 17.

Friday
Cloudy. Low 14. High 19.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
8 September 1899: Winds blew down the summer theatre at St. Thomas, ON's Pinafore Park, while actors rehearsed. One was badly injured; others had cuts and bruises. A cyclone over Oil City, ON, destroyed a mill and stables, lifted barn roofs, and scattered fences. A flying timber struck a citizen, badly injuring him. Another was hit by an airborne brick; a reporter described him as the "most serious loser." – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Time: 09:00 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 57°
Approach: 30° above NW
Departure: 39° above E

• Venus and Jupiter, the brightest points of light in the night sky, are briefly visible at the same time over the next few evenings. About an hour after sunset, Venus is quite low in the south-southwest, while slightly brighter Jupiter is in the east. – [Star Date Online]

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Conditions at 6:56 AM: 11.9C | Overcast | Wind: SW 12 km/h

7 September 2010

It was a nice day here yesterday with temps reaching the mid 20Cs,lots of sunshine and low humidity.The evening was clear and dry and comfortably cool with the temps dropping into the mid-teens.Overnight the temps dropped to the lower double digits and some clouds moved into the area.There is a small possibility of a few showers this morning but we should see the sun this afternoon.More showers are on the way for the rest of the week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 20C / Min 11C)
Today
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 18 except 21 inland. UV index 6 or high.

Tonight
Cloudy periods. Fog patches along parts of the coast overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 15.

Wednesday
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon and in the evening with risk of thundershowers. Fog patches along parts of the coast in the morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming south 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 20.

Thursday
Showers. Low 16. High 21.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
7 September 2005: In eastern Canada, warm, dry spells, with the odd heavy rain, were ideal for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Of 3,988 dead birds checked for it, 447 (11%) tested positive, as did 21 horses. (Less than 12% of people get seriously ill.) In 2005, there were 225 clinical cases, with 12 deaths, but in 2006, 29 cases and no deaths. The record was 2002, with 1,388 cases and 14 deaths. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Time: 08:33 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 28°
Approach: 17° above NW
Departure: 17° above ENE


Time: 10:08 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above WNW
Departure: 19° above WNW


• The Moon is new at 5:30 a.m. CDT tomorrow. It crosses the line between Earth and Sun, so it’s lost in the Sun’s glare. It will return to view as a thin crescent, quite low in the western sky, on Thursday or Friday evening. – [Star Date Online]

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

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunny.High 20. UV index 7.

6 September 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:51:42 AM : 12.6°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Mostly overcast | Wind: WSW 10 km/h

It’s nice to be back to having nice weather again and yesterday was perfect.Temps were in the low to mid 20Cs,humidity was low and the wind was generally light.The evening was mild with temps in the mid teens and 100% clear skies.
We are expecting a few more days of similar weather and then a few showers are on the way for mid-week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today
Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 20. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight
Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 15.

Tuesday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning. High 22.

Wednesday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 17. High 23.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
6 September 2007: Thick smoke from illegal stubble burning cloaked Winnipeg, MB, creating tension between city and rural dwellers. It snarled traffic, spawning at least 1 serious car crash. Those with allergies and asthma suffered. A paramedic said it was like having a black shower curtain pulled over the windshield. Some residents worried a fire was blazing nearby and countless home fire alarms went off. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Monday, September 06, 2010
Time: 08:07 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 15° above NNW
Departure: 15° above NE

Time: 09:43 PM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 44°
Approach: 23° above NW
Departure: 44° above NNW

• The western evening sky offers a figure that seems just right for Labor Day: Hercules, the strongman. In mythology, he had to labor not once, but 12 times. If you have a dark sky, look for Hercules shining faintly in the west after sunset. – [Star Date Online]

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

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 20. UV index 7.

5 September 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:36:52 AM : 15.5°C (Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 13°C) | Clear | Wind: SSW 13 km/h

Earl landed here yesterday and made for an interesting morning.It was still a class 1 hurricane when it made landfall a little to the west of us.Winds were quite strong and there were numerous power failures and lots of trees down throughout the province (my power was out for about 5 hours).The rainfall was significantly less than expected with only 24 mm being measured at the Western Head weather station.There was no great amount of damage reported in my immediate area.
The sky began to clear by noon and the bulk of the storm ended soon after.Winds remained gusty until the late afternoon but the afternoon temps were near 25°C.More on Earl :
[Earl pounds province - Front - TheChronicleHerald.ca]
[South Shore residents ‘make best’ of storm’s landfall - Front - TheChronicleHerald.ca]
The weather is now back to normal with Earl breaking the heat wave that we had all of last week.Temps will be warm this week but no where near the values we were having and they will be more within the normal range.


The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 20. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight
Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low 13.

Monday
Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 21.

Tuesday
Cloudy. Low 15. High 25.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
5 September 2005: Many Manitobans spent a good part of their Labour Day holiday cleaning up from a vicious storm that toppled sheds, uprooted trees, and cut electricity for hours. The Selkirk area was hardest hit, with intense lightning, hail up to 3 cm in diameter, and winds gusting to 113 km/h. Just north of Selkirk, the wind flipped over 5 planes, including 1 tied down to a 3/4-tonne concrete block. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Sunday, September 05, 2010
Time: 09:15 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 19° above NNW
Departure: 24° above NE


• If you have nice, dark skies, look for the Milky Way crossing high across the sky tonight. The subtle glow of its myriad stars arcs high across the east as darkness falls, and directly overhead later on. – [Star Date Online]

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