Saturday, September 25, 2010

Conditions at 7:21 AM: 18.6C, Overcast, SW 15 km/h

25 September 2010

Yesterday was a cool and cloudy day with afternoon highs only in the upper teens.There were some showers in the late afternoon/early evening.Overnight the temps began to rise and today is expected to be a very warm day for this time of the year.More showers are a possibility over the next 4 or 5 days.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 17C / Min 8C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 70 percent chance of showers this morning and 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

 

Sunday

Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h in the morning. High 17.

 

Monday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. High 16.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

25 September 1941:1941: A near-hurricane roared across parts of southern Ontario. Up to 90% of the unpicked apple crop was damaged. The east side of the roof of the Mennonite church in Elmira was hurled on top of a spruce-tree-lined windbreaker. When a Kitchener collegiate lost power, classroom changes were announced with cowbells; the 1st time, students thought it was a fire and rushed to evacuate the building. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

  • A pair of "dog stars" chases across autumn’s pre-dawn sky. The brighter star is Sirius, in Canis Major, the big dog. The other is Procyon, of Canis Minor, the little dog. Both stars are high in the sky at first light.

 

 

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

 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Conditions at 7:35 AM: 11.7C, Mostly overcast, WSW 4 km/h

24 September 2010

It was seasonable here yesterday with temps in the upper teens and the day was mostly overcast with only a few periods of sunshine.The sky remained mostly overcast through the evening.There was no precipitation.

Some showers are expected today and into tomorrow.Tomorrow’s temp may be a record breaker…..time will tell.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 17C / Min 8C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Becoming cloudy periods overnight. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Temperature steady near 14.

 

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 19 except 26 inland.

 

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 13. High 17.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

24 September 2004: 2004: Finally, after an abnormally cold summer in southern Ontario and Quebec, summerlike weather arrived in the last weekend of September. The average temperature for the month was about 3 degrees warmer than normal-the second warmest average temperature on record. Hamilton had a high of 28°C-a record for this day in history. Toronto fittingly had a smog advisory-the latest one ever.   – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

  • Arcturus, a bright yellow star, is in the west this evening. To make sure you have the right star, look for the Big Dipper in the northwest. Follow the curve of its handle away from the bowl until you reach the first bright star, which is Arcturus.

 

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

 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Conditions at 7:49 AM: 15.6C, Partly clear, WNW 10 km/h

23 September 2010

Yesterday was very warm here with temps in the mid 20Cs along with humidity levels bordering on the high area.A few showers moved through in the late afternoon but temps remained warm through the evening and the overnight low was only down to 15C.

The warm weather is expected to remain with us for a while and the forecast for the weekend has been revised.Some showers are still expected but temps will be slightly above normal.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 17C / Min 8C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Clear. Low 11 except 7 in low lying inland areas.

 

Friday

Increasing cloudiness in the morning. High 16.

 

Saturday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. High 23.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 September 1935:1935: A ship capsized in a raging nor'easter along the west coast of Cape Breton Island, NS. Five seamen perished and 6 more crew members were washed ashore, near death after battling for life all night. Mountainous waves made it impossible to keep the bodies of the dead men in the boat. One man floated in alone to be found unconscious on the beach and barely alive.   – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

  • The just-past-full Moon climbs into view in early evening, with the planet Jupiter to its right. Jupiter looks like a brilliant star, outshining all the other planets and stars in the night sky.

 

 

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

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Conditions at 7:32 AM: 15.3C, Partly clear, SW 26 km/h

22 September 2010

It was a nice day here yesterday with mostly clear skies and temps in the upper teens to the low 20Cs.The wind,generated by Igor that was to our East,was a little gusty until late in the day.Clouds moved into the area in the evening but temps remained generally mild and were above the seasonable low.

Some rain is expected this morning,clearing this afternoon.Temps will be running a little above normal for the next couple of days.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 17C / Min 9C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 22 except 18 along parts of the coast. UV index 6 or high.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. A few showers beginning near midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 near midnight. Low 14.

 

Thursday

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 19.

 

Friday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. High 13.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

22 September1999: 1999: Ducks Unlimited Canada estimated a record-breaking 105 million birds would migrate this year-more than they have ever counted since 1950. The previous record was 92 million in 1997. Lots of rain in the prairie pothole region across North America explained the high numbers. The best time to look for migrating waterfowl is when winds from the north start kicking in during northerly winds and the weather turns cold.

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

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

  • The beautiful Harvest Moon decorates the sky tonight. It is the full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which occurs at 10:09 p.m. CDT. The brilliant planet Jupiter rises a little below the Moon, and they remain close throughout the night.

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Conditions at 7:15 AM: 9.2C, Clear, NW 15 km/h

21 September 2010

Yesterday was overcast and a little breezy as Hurricane Igor was passing a few hundred kms to our south.Afternoon temps were in the upper teens.Overnight the sky began to clear and temps dropped to the upper single digits.

The next few days are expected to be mostly sunny with temps a little of above seasonable normals.Unfortunately,a downturn is expected later in the week and into the weekend as cooler air and rain move in.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 17C / Min 9C)

Today

Sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 19. UV index 6 or high.

 

Tonight

Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 overnight. Low 9.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing near noon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 24 except 19 along parts of the coast.

 

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 16. High 20.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

21 September 1924:1924: A fire, propelled by 70 km/h winds, ravaged Saint-Constant, PQ. The church, general store, post office, telephone station, and many homes were destroyed. The telephone operator saved several lives by staying at her post. As the flames approached, she alerted the priest who rang the church bells to warn the community and she contacted Montreal and other nearby villages to request help.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

  • After sunset, both horizons become active. In the West, Venus continues to blaze brightly. High power views show the planet about one-quarter illuminated, but larger in our eyepieces. Venus is nearing Earth, resulting in a shrinking view of its illuminated side. Much dimmer Mars lies six and a quarter degrees to Venus' upper right.

 

  • AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, and this could cause geomagnetic activity at high latitudes. Sky watchers in Alaska, Canada and Scandinavia should be alert for auroras.

 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Conditions at 7:56 AM: 11.8C, Fog, NNW 10 km/h

20 September 2010

Yesterday started out a bit cool and overcast but the sun was out by noon and the afternoon was warm with temps near 20C.Fog moved onshore in the early evening but temps remained mild and only dropped to the lower teens overnight.

Temps will remain warm for the next few days and a mix of sun and cloud is expected.Some rain is possible later in the week.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 18C / Min 9C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Clear. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 9.

 

Tuesday

Sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming west 20 in the evening. High 17.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy. Low 11. High 22.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

20 September 1940:1940: The Mina Prince, bound for Parrsboro, NS, with a cargo of rock plaster, was caught in a tropical hurricane off Nova Scotia. Her engine failed and the winds ripped apart her sails. The crew and captain remained aboard for 2 days in a failed attempt to save her. At the same time, a man from East Bathurst and his small shack were carried out to sea during the storm.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot should transit tonight around 12:43 a.m. EDT

 

 

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

 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Conditions at 7:27 AM: 11.7C, Overcast, Wind: N 10 km/h

19 September 2010

Yesterday was a nice late summer day here with temps in the lower 20Cs.The sky was clear and remained that way through the evening with temps dropping to the middle teens after sunset.Cloudy conditions with some drizzle and showers are expected for today and tomorrow.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 18C / Min 9C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of drizzle this morning. Fog patches early this morning. High 16 except 20 inland. UV index 6 or high.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy overnight. Low 11.

 

Monday

Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and early in the evening. Clearing late in the evening. Wind becoming north 20 km/h near noon. High 17.

 

Tuesday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 18.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

19 September 2004:2004: A heavy rainfall of 91.2 mm set a single day record at Vancouver International Airport in BC. The previous record for a single day was 89.4 mm, set on Christmas Day 1972. As it turned out, the city got a total of 196.4 mm of rain in September, more than 3 times the normal rainfall for that month.   – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

There are no visible sightings until Sept 29.

 

 

·         On Sunday night Uranus will be above and a little to the left of Jupiter, and just over eight tenths of a degree away. The third and final conjunction of this set will be on January 2, 2011. The last triple conjunction between Uranus and Jupiter was in 1983, and the next will not be until 2037 and 2038.

 

 

 

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