Saturday, October 9, 2010

Conditions at 7:55 AM: 6.6C, Clear, Wind: W 8 km/h

9 October 2010

 

We had a nice day here yesterday with temps in the upper teens and lots of sunshine.The wind was again quite brisk but it was westerly and warm.The evening was clear and seasonably cool.

            More sunshine is expected for today and through the Thanksgiving weekend.Temps are expected to be in the normal range.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 14C / Min 6C)

Today

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 this morning. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 5.

 

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 12.

 

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 13.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

9 October 2008:2008: Go fishing or stay on shore? For the past 2 weeks in the Bay of Fundy, lobster fishers were only able to go out every 3 days or so because of strong, persistent winds. Each postponed day increases the risk taken by fishers to make up lost time. Further, when winds churn up the seabed, lobsters don't feed until the water settles down.   – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time: 05:20 AM 

Duration: Less than 1 minute

Maximum Elevation: 17°

Approach: 17° above NNE

Departure: 15° above NNE

 

Time: 06:54 AM 

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 23°

Approach: 15° above NNW

Departure: 15° above NE

 

The brilliant planet Venus, the "evening star," is just a few degrees above the horizon at sunset, and sets soon afterward, so the viewing window is slim. It hangs just beneath the crescent Moon.

 

 

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

 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Conditions at 6:40 AM: 8.9C, Clear, Wind: W 16 km/h

Last night’s sky with a mix of stars and clouds.


8 October 2010

Yesterday was filled with a mix of sun and cloud,brisk winds,occasional showers and temps in the middle teens.The showers ended in the early evening but the periods of clouds continued.Overnight the temps dropped to the upper single digits.

The weather is looking much better for the next 4 or 5 days with sunshine expected well into next week.Temps will be cool but seasonable.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 14C / Min 6C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers. Clearing before morning. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 this evening then becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 overnight. Low 7.

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 13.

Sunday

Sunny. Low 6. High 12.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

8 October 1920: 1920: The Halifax (NS) Sailing Race Committee cancelled the great ocean race. As race time neared, the spectators gathered to watch it murmured that the Weather Man "had decidedly fallen down on his job." After promising "fresh westerly" breezes for race day, there was but a 3-knot northeast breeze and haze shrouded the harbour. To propel the big schooners required a breeze of at least 10 knots. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Saturday, October 09, 2010

Time: 06:27 AM

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 19°

Approach: 16° above NNW

Departure: 15° above NE

The center of the Milky Way galaxy is in the southwest at nightfall, to the upper right of teapot-shaped Sagittarius. The point directly opposite the galaxy's center is in Taurus, and rises by 10 or 11 p.m.

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

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Conditions at 7:11 AM: 15.0C, Overcast, Wind: WSW 23 km/h

7 October 2010

 

Yesterday was cool and quite windy here yesterday.Afternoon temps were in the middle teens and the day was mostly overcast.Some rain began in the early evening along with some occasional heavy showers.Temps remained mild overnight with temps holding in the middle teens.

More rain is expected today.Clearing should begin tomorrow and the weekend is looking like it will be sunny but quite cool.

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 14C / Min 6C)

Today

Periods of rain ending early this morning then cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches early this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

A few showers ending near midnight then cloudy periods. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Low 8.

 

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High 14.

 

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 10. High 11.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

7 October 1825:1825: Fire burnt 1000s of hectares of New Brunswick forest, its progress so rapid residents could only run to a lake or river. A courthouse, prison, Government House, churches, schools, and 3 river vessels were lost; flames and ash-filled air made breathing arduous. Newcastle was consumed. Cattle died or suffered greatly. Water heated up so much that fish beached themselves.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Friday, October 08, 2010

Time: 06:00 AM 

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 22°

Approach: 20° above NW

Departure: 15° above NNE

 

 

The Moon is new at 1:44 p.m. CDT. It crosses the line between Earth and Sun, so it is lost from view in the Sun's glare. It will return to view as a thin crescent, low in the sky at sunset, on Saturday.

 

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

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Conditions at 7:29 AM: 12.2C, Overcast, Wind: NNE 10

6 October 2010 

Yesterday turned out to be a nice day after the rain ended in the morning.The afternoon was mainly sunny and temps reached into the upper teens.Temps remained mild in the evening and the sky began to cloud over. Today is expected to be generally cloudy with some rain on the way for this evening. 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 15C / Min 6C)

  • Today

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain late this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h this morning then east 40 gusting to 70 this afternoon. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

  • Tonight

Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Fog patches along the coast. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming southeast 30 this evening then west 20 after midnight. Low 13.

 

  • Thursday

Showers ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches along the coast early in the morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming southwest 30 gusting to 60 late in the morning. High 15.

 

  • Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 8. High 11.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

6 October 2004:2004: Some 160 km off Ireland, a fire started on Canada's newly commissioned HMCS Chicoutimi; a Navy lieutenant suffocated to death, 9 other sailors suffered smoke inhalation, and the submarine lost engine power. Gale-force winds, heavy seas, and 8-m waves rolled and buffeted the sub and hampered efforts to tow it back to port. The injured were taken by chopper to Northern Ireland.    – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Thursday, October 07, 2010

Time: 05:34 AM 

Duration: 1 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 31°

Approach: 31° above N

Departure: 16° above NE

 

 

  • Teapot-shaped Sagittarius tips above the southwestern horizon early this evening. Under dark skies, the Milky Way rises from its spout like steam. Several big stellar nurseries line the edges of the steam, and are visible through a telescope.

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Conditions at 6:37 AM: 13.0C, Rain, Wind: NE 20 gust 31 km/h

5 October 2010 

Yesterday was seasonable with temps reaching into the upper teens along with a mix of sun and cloud.The sky was completely overcast by nightfall and some light rain began soon after.Temps were mild in the evening and remained in the mid to lower double digits overnight.

The revised forecast has rain or showers for us for the rest of the week.Clearing but slightly cooler by the weekend.

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 15C / Min 6C)

  • Today

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Clearing near noon. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

  • Tonight

Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Wind becoming east 20 km/h overnight. Low 10.

 

  • Wednesday

Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning late in the afternoon. Amount 5 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southeast 50 gusting to 70 in the evening. High 16.

 

  • Thursday

Periods of rain. Low 12. High 16.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

5 October 1910:1910: Near Cornwall, ON, lightning ruined a farmer's barns, crop, harness supply, and some of his wagons. It wrecked a house's gable, then entered its parlour, tearing plaster and ruining pictures and a mirror. In the next room, it shivered the occupants' bedstead and scorched the mattress and springs; they would have been killed had the bolt struck at night. Oddly, the house did not catch fire.

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

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Time: 05:08 AM 

Duration: Less than 1 minute

Maximum Elevation: 25°

Approach: 25° above ENE

Departure: 20° above ENE

 

Time: 06:41 AM 

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 23°

Approach: 16° above NW

Departure: 16° above NNE

 

 

  • Look high overhead on moonless October evenings for a faint smudge of light. The smudge is the most distant object visible to the unaided eye: the Andromeda galaxy, M31, which is around 2.5 million light-years away

 

 

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

 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Conditions at 6:36 AM: 11.6C, Mostly clear, Wind: NNE 15 km/h

4 October 2010

Yesterday was a nice cool day here with temps in the upper teens.There was a mix of sun and cloud,winds were generally calm.Overnight temps were in the low double digits.

Today is expected to be mostly sunny with temps near the seasonable normals for this time of the year.Some showers are a possibility for tomorrow.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 15C / Min 6C)

  • Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 30 km/h becoming east 20 this afternoon. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

  • Tonight

Increasing cloudiness with 60 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind east 20 km/h. Low 10.

 

  • Tuesday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the morning. Clearing early in the afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming north 20 in the afternoon. High 19.

 

  • Wednesday

Sunny. Low 8. High 16.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

4 October 1913:1913: Following an intense 2-day rainfall of 60 mm, water lay knee-deep on the streets of Thunder Bay, ON. It filled ditches to the brim and washed out roadbeds along train tracks. Nearby residents placed planks on blocks to enable them to reach their homes or donned knee boots to wade through the mud and water.   – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Time: 06:14 AM 

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 39°

Approach: 22° above W

Departure: 17° above NE

 

 

  • All 12 constellations of the zodiac are well known, but thanks to a popular '60s song, the most famous is Aquarius, the water bearer. Autumn is its prime viewing time. It appears low in the southeast at sunset and is visible throughout the night.

 

 

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

 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Conditions at 7:57 AM: 6.9C, Clear, Wind: NNW 12 km/h

3 October 2010

 The humidity finally broke yesterday.The day started out with some heavy showers but by noon time the sky was beginning to clear.The afternoon temps were a comfortable 19C and it was quite breezy.The wind died out in the evening and the sky was 100% clear.Overnight temps were in the mid single digits.

Today is expected to be sunny with seasonable temps.Some showers are possible tomorrow but the rest of the week is looking pretty good.

 

 

The  forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 15C / Min 5C)

  • Today

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate.

 

  • Tonight

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Low 11.

 

  • Monday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High 16.

 

  • Tuesday

A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 9. High 17.

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

3 October 2007: 2007: Wet weather thwarted a plan to stem the spread of tree-killing mountain pine beetles in Alberta. The provincial government had planned to burn about 80 square km of mature lodgepole pines near Banff National Park, which the advancing beetles could attack by laying eggs. But it was getting too late and was now too wet, so scientists delayed the burning until spring.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

  • International Space Station (visible sighting):

Date: Monday, October 04, 2010

Time: 05:47 AM 

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 79°

Approach: 57° above SW

Departure: 32° above ENE

 

 

  • The Moon lines up near a bright star late tonight: Regulus, the "heart" of Leo, the lion. The most recent calculations show that the star is 79 light-years from Earth, so the light that reaches us tonight actually left the star in 1931.

 

 

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