Saturday, October 2, 2010

Conditions at 6:37 AM: 19.1C, Rain, Wind: S 38 km/h

2 October 2010 

Yesterday was another hot and stick day here with temps once again in the mid 20Cs and high humidity.The wind was also quite brisk from the SW for most of the day.The evening was also warm with temps in the lower 20s where they held through the overnight hours.Rain began early this morning and there have been a few heavy showers so far.



Today we should see a change to more seasonable weather as the day progresses.We should have clear skies tonight and conditions may be favorable to view comet 103P/Hartley 2 that is gradually becoming brighter as it gets closer to the Earth.

 

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 15C / Min 7C)

  • Today

Showers ending this morning then clearing. Risk of a thundershower early this morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind south 40 km/h becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 this morning. Temperature falling to 16 this afternoon. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

  • Tonight

Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming north 20 this evening. Low 7.

 

  • Sunday

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h. High 16.

 

  • Monday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 10. High 15.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

2 October 1956: 1956: At Gananoque, ON, lightning struck and paralyzed a veterinarian from the waist down when the charge hit the barn where he was attending a cow. The bolt killed the cow and then knocked down, but did not injure, 2 other persons. An eyewitness dragged the doctor to safety before the barn burned to the ground. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Sunday, October 03, 2010

Time: 05:21 AM 

Duration: 1 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 24°

Approach: 24° above SE

Departure: 18° above E

 

  • The constellation Lyra, the harp, stands high overhead as darkness falls this evening. Its most prominent feature is Vega, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.

 

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

 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Conditions at 6:54 AM: 20.4C, Overcast, Wind: SSW 21 km/h

1 October 2010 

We had another warm day here yesterday with temps reaching into the upper 20Cs along with high humidity levels.There were a few showers in the late afternoon.Temps remained very warm through the evening and were still above 20C by midnight where they held through the overnight hours.

Today is expected to be another warm and humid day but a change is on the way tomorrow.Temps will be dropping to more seasonal values and we should see some clearing finally.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 16C / Min 7C)

  • Today

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches along the coast. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 22. UV index 6 or high.

 

  • Tonight

Becoming cloudy this evening with showers. Risk of a thundershower overnight. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low 17.

 

  • Saturday

Showers ending in the morning then clearing. Risk of a thundershower early in the morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 late in the morning. Temperature falling to 14 in the morning then steady.

 

  • Sunday

Sunny. Low 8. High 15.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

1 October 2005: 2005: The World Half Marathon Championship was run in Edmonton, AB, in steady rain and 4°C. The weather was tough on all of the runners, especially those from Africa. The winner, from Tanzania, ran the 21-km race in 62 minutes, although he had never run in such weather. The women's winner, from Romania, had trained in similar conditions, unlike the runners-up from Netherlands and Kenya.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2010

 

                                          Time: 06:27 AM 

 

                                          Duration: 3 minutes

 

                                          Maximum Elevation: 67°

 

                                          Approach: 16° above SW

 

                                          Departure: 39° above ENE

 

 

  • Autumn is barely underway, but you can get a preview of the winter sky this week in the hours before dawn. Taurus, the bull, is high overhead. Orion stands to its southeast, with Sirius, the sky's brightest star, low in the south-southeast.

 

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

 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Conditions at 7:18 AM: 18.5C, Fog, Wind: SW 14 km/h

30 September 2010 

Yesterday was another very warm day here with afternoon temps in the mid 20Cs along with very high humidity levels.The rain we had in the early morning ended by mid-morning and the day was mostly cloudy.Temps remained mild through the evening and overnight with the low in the upper teens.

More warm,humid weather will be with us today and tomorrow with clear skies not expected until Sunday.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 16C / Min 7C)

  • Today

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Fog patches retreating to the coast this afternoon. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 20.

 

  • Tonight

Cloudy. Fog patches. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low 17.

 

  • Friday

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers late in the evening. Fog patches retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 22.

 

  • Saturday

Periods of rain. Windy. Low 16. High 18.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

30 September 1921:1921: Rain and wind struck southern Ontario and Qu├ębec. In Montreal, QC, a car blown onto a sidewalk injured several people, before smashing into a window. Rain, propelled by wind, rolled through streets like an incoming tide. Gutters choked and cellars flooded. Flying debris killed some horses and started fires after hitting electric wires. In Brockville, ON, the opera-house roof was blown off. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Friday, October 01, 2010

 

                                          Time: 06:01 AM 

 

                                          Duration: 2 minutes

 

                                          Maximum Elevation: 21°

 

                                          Approach: 16° above S

 

                                          Departure: 19° above ESE

 

 

  • The bright star Fomalhaut is low in the southeast at nightfall and due south around midnight. It is in a barren patch of sky, making it easy to pick out. At least one planet orbits the star, and other planets may await discovery.

 

 

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

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Conditions at 7:20 AM: 20.6C, Rain, SW 21 km/h

29 September 2010

 Yesterday was a very warm day here on the south shore with temps reaching the upper 20Cs.The day was mostly sunny with high humidity levels and a brisk westerly breeze.Clouds moved into the area in the evening and temps remained very mild with the overnight low near 20C which is above the normal daytime high for this time of the year.Some rain began to fall during the overnight hours and it is currently still raining with more expected throughout today.

Temps are expected to remain mild for the next 3 or 4 days with rain and showers in the forecast until Sunday.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 16C / Min 7C)

  • Today

A few showers ending early this afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers this morning and early this afternoon. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 21.

 

  • Tonight

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low 15.

 

  • Thursday

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of drizzle changing to 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Fog patches. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 17 except 21 inland.

 

  • Friday

Showers. Low 17. High 20.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

29 September 2007: 2007: New Brunswick Natural Resources reported a better-than-average moose hunt in 2007. Light snowfalls and warmer-than-normal temperatures helped hunters enjoy their second-most successful harvest on record. Roughly 2/3 of the province's licensed hunters bagged a moose. A big-game wildlife biologist credited the success to the good weather during the moose-mating season.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Friday, October 01, 2010

 

                                          Time: 06:01 AM 

 

                                          Duration: 2 minutes

 

                                          Maximum Elevation: 21°

 

                                          Approach: 16° above S

 

                                          Departure: 19° above ESE

 

 

  • The reddest star in northern skies stands high overhead during the evening hours. Its official designation is Mu Cephei, but it is also known as the Garnet Star. It is a red supergiant, which means it is much larger and cooler than the Sun.

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Conditions at 6:43 AM: 17.7C, Overcast, SW 12 km/h

28 September 2010

Yesterday was another nice day here with temps in the upper teens along with a mix of sun and cloud.There were a few showers in the late afternoon and early evening but amounts were slight.Temps remained mild through the evening and overnight.

Temps are expected to remain mild until the weekend.The clouds and showers are expected to be with us until the weekend as well.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 16C / Min 8C)

  • Today

A few showers ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this morning then becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 near noon. High 19.

 

  • Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers overnight. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 16.

 

  • Wednesday

Showers ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers in the morning. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches dissipating late in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 19.

 

  • Thursday

Cloudy. Low 15. High 20.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

28 September 2005: 2005: In late July, Alberta and Saskatchewan growers had high hopes for the biggest harvest ever. But at harvest time, rain and cold ruined any chance of a banner year. In Manitoba, rain had kept many growers from even seeding. Although spring wheat production exceeded the 5-year average, crop quality fell to "feed grade." Only 43% of the wheat crop ranked Grades 1 and 2; the average is 70%. – 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.

 

 

  • Aldebaran, the "eye" of Taurus, the bull, shines to the right of the Moon as they rise late this evening. Aldebaran glows orange, indicating that its surface is fairly cool. The star is nearing the end of its life, so it has puffed up to giant proportions.

 

 

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

 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Conditions at 8:03 AM: 12.5C, Overcast, N 6 km/h

27 September 2010

It was a typical Autumn day here yesterday with temps in the upper teens along with a mix of sun and cloud.The evening was cool with temps dropping to the lower teens.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday and then it's looking like we will be having rain for the rest of the week.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 16C / Min 8C)

Today

Cloudy. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h near noon. High 16. UV index 6 or high.

 

Tonight

Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning this evening. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming south 20 overnight. Low 13 with temperature rising to 16 by morning.

 

Tuesday

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Fog patches retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 near noon. High 19.

 

Wednesday

Periods of rain. Low 16. High 23.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

27 September 2005:2005: In Stephenville, NL, hundreds fled their homes after over 150 mm of rain breached 2 rivers and the downtown flooded. A state of emergency was declared when water washed out roads and swamped bridges. About 80 homes had water to first-floor windows. In a door-to-door evacuation, some people were rescued with a front-end loader and zodiac. Some could not return home for several weeks.

 – 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 Moon rises in mid-evening tonight, with the little Pleiades star cluster, which represents the shoulder of Taurus, the bull, to its left. The bull’s orange eye -- the star Aldebaran -- trails them across the sky.

 

 

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

 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Conditions at 8:29 AM: 15.8C, Overcast, NNE 7 km/h

26 September 2010

It was a very warm day here yesterday with afternoon temps reaching into the upper 20Cs.The day was mostly overcast and humidity levels were high.The sky remained mostly overcast through the evening and temps dropped to the mid teens where they remained overnight.

Today is expected to be cloudy with showers beginning this evening.The weather will be unsettled most of this week with showers expected through to the weekend.

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 17C / Min 8C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of drizzle. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 this morning. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of drizzle this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 10.

 

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 16.

 

Tuesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 13. High 19.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

26 September 2005:2005: The Canadian Coast Guard rescued a British adventurer attempting to cross the Atlantic in a 4-m-long boat pulled by a kite. At sea for 39 days, he was adrift just east of Newfoundland and Labrador's Grand Banks when he capsized in 90 km/h winds and 5-m seas. Kite boating, around since 1800, features a spinnaker-like sail (like half a large parachute) connected by ropes to the boat's bow. – 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.

 

 

  • Tiny Triangulum, the triangle, wedges between the prominent constellations Andromeda and Aries. Its three brightest stars form an isosceles triangle, which looks like a long wedge. Triangulum is low in the northeast at sunset.

 

 

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