Saturday, October 16, 2010

11.1C,Overcast,SSE 22 km/h

This will be short today...my main computer has crashed so I'm bashing this out via my laptop.


Yesterday started out with some high winds and heavy rain but it was all over by noon and we had a partly sunny afternoon with temps in the upper teens.Other areas were not so fortunate and there were numerous power outages reported.The mild air stayed with us through the evening and it was mostly clear.Low temps were near 10C.

It is currently overcast and more rain is expected today with clearing not expected until tomorrow afternoon.


The forecast:

Today
Cloudy. Showers beginning this morning. Risk of thundershowers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 14.

Tonight
Showers ending near midnight then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 mm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 near midnight. Low 8.

Sunday
Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 late in the morning. High 13.

Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 9.
 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Conditions at 7:20 AM: 13.9C, Overcast, Wind: E 42 gust 55 km/h

Last night’s sky

 

 

15 October 2010

 

We had a nice day here yesterday with generally clear skies along with temps in the upper teens.The evening was mild with some scattered clouds.

Overnight the Nor’easter began to move into the area and it is currently very windy.The rain has not started in the this area yet but we are expecting torrential downpours throughout today.Conditions are expected to remain stormy for the next 24 to 36 hours.

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 13C / Min 5C)

Rainfall warning in effect

Wind warning in effect.

Today

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Rain at times heavy beginning this morning and ending late this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Amount 40 to 50 mm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming east 70 gusting to 90 this morning then south 20 gusting to 40 late this afternoon. High 15.

 

Tonight

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. A few showers beginning overnight. Risk of thundershowers overnight. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low 11.

 

Saturday

Showers with risk of thundershowers. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early in the evening. High 12.

 

Sunday

Showers. Low 8. High 12.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

15 October 1954:1954: Hurricane Hazel killed 81 and left 1,896 families homeless. In a house on the Humber River (ON), a man stood on a piano to punch a hole in the ceiling so his family could climb into the tiny attic. Minutes later, water lifted the piano to the ceiling, inches below them. They watched a small barn float by, its tethered horse neighing frantically as it fought to keep its head above water.

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

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010

Time: 05:58 AM 

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 43°

Approach: 34° above NNW

Departure: 31° above ENE

 

 

Capella, the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, the charioteer, rises in the northeast about 30 minutes after sunset at a latitude of 40 degrees north, but about two hours after sunset as seen from the Deep South.

 

 

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

 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Conditions at 7:21 AM: 2.1C, Clear, Wind: N 9 km/h

14 October 2010

 

It was a pretty nice day here yesterday with temps in the upper teens,lots of sunshine and light winds.The evening was clear but quite cool with temps dropping to the near freezing overnight.

Temps are expected to be in the low to mid teens for today.Tomorrow is expected to be quite stormy with high winds and heavy rain as an approaching Nor’ easter moves through the area.

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 13C / Min 5C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches early this morning. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late this evening. Low 8.

 

Friday

Rain at times heavy ending early in the evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches developing early in the afternoon and dissipating in the evening. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southeast 50 gusting to 80 near noon then south 30 early in the evening. High 14.

 

Saturday

Periods of rain. Low 13. High 13.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

14 October 2004: 2004: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (MB) had their worst season's attendance in 5 years, with losses approaching $500,000. Officials blamed the weather, not the team's on-field performance. Four of 5 games on a Thursday night featured dismal weather, discouraging walk-up crowds. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010

Time: 05:58 AM 

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 43°

Approach: 34° above NNW

Departure: 31° above ENE

 

 

The Moon is at first quarter today. It rises in early afternoon and sets around midnight. At first quarter, sunlight illuminates exactly half of the lunar hemisphere that faces Earth, so it looks as though someone sliced the Moon down the middle.

 

 

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

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Conditions at 7:18 AM: 8.0C, Mostly clear, Wind: WNW 10 km/h

13 October 2010

 

Yesterday was a mostly overcast day but temps were in the mid to upper teens through the day and winds were generally calm.The evening remained cloudy and temps dropped to the upper single digits overnight.

The next couple of days are expected to be sunny with seasonable temps.Rain is still expected for the weekend.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 13C / Min 5C)

Frost warning in effect.

Today

Sunny. Fog patches early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Clear. Fog patches overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 4 with patchy frost.

 

Thursday

Sunny. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the evening. High 13.

 

Friday

Periods of rain. Low 9. High 13.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

13 October 2005:2005: Thick fog blanketing southern Manitoba reduced highway visibility to a few car lengths, as bad as during a blizzard, and triggered countless accidents. It extended from Winnipeg to Brandon and north through the Interlake country. After a week of rain, left-over moisture had combined with near-freezing temperatures to generate fog. The absence of wind kept the saturated air in place.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time: 05:32 AM 

Duration: 1 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 24°

Approach: 24° above NNE

Departure: 19° above NE

 

Time: 07:05 AM 

Duration: Less than 1 minute

Maximum Elevation: 20°

Approach: 16° above WNW

Departure: 20° above WNW

 

 

Sandwiched in the middle of the big constellations Taurus, Cetus, and Eridanus is a small, extinct constellation that honored England's King George II. Its brightest star, Omicron 2 Eridani, is really three separate stars bound by gravity.

 

 

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

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Conditions at 7:09 AM: 4.0C, Partly clear, Wind: WSW 8 km/h

12 October 2010

 

Yesterday was a mostly sunny day with temps reaching into the upper teens.Unlike last week,winds were relatively calm.The evening was clear but temps dropped to the low single digits overnight.

We may see a few showers today and then it’s back to sunshine on Wednesday.More rain is expected over the weekend.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 13C / Min 5C)

Today

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this morning with 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

A few clouds. Fog patches overnight. Low plus 5 with risk of frost.

 

Wednesday

Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High 13.

 

Thursday

Sunny. Low plus 4. High 13.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

12 October 1875:1875: A major storm lashed parts of Nova Scotia. On Cape Breton Island, several roads and bridges and thousands of dollars' worth of logs and cordwood were swept away. The crew from 3 wrecked ships arrived in Sydney in destitute condition. The heavy rains flooded the town's public gardens and washed away some embankments of the new railway extension.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time: 06:38 AM 

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 40°

Approach: 15° above NW

Departure: 29° above ENE

 

 

 

A handful of bright stars fills the evening sky. Around 9 p.m., yellow Capella is low in the northeast, while bright white Fomalhaut is well up in the south. In the west, brilliant white Deneb, Vega, and Altair form the Summer Triangle.

 

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

 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Conditions at 7:23 AM: 6C, Clear, Wind: WSW 10 km/h

11 October 2010

 

It was sunny but cool and windy here yesterday with temps in the middle teens for most of the day.The wind died out in the evening and the sky remained clear.Overnight lows were in the single digits.

Today is expected to be another sunny and seasonable day with temps in the middle teens once again.It is expected to be quite cool tonight and a frost warning has been issued for inland areas.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 14C / Min 5C)

Frost warning in effect.

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 14. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

A few clouds. Fog patches overnight. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 2 with patchy frost.

 

Tuesday

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 13.

 

Wednesday

Sunny. Low plus 5. High 15.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

11 October1851: 1851: A disastrous gale swept over Lake Erie, costing numerous lives. The brig Christina of Sarnia was thrown on her beam ends, and when boarded the corpse of the captain was found lashed to the mast. Nine crew members also met a watery grave, but the vessel's cargo was saved.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time: 06:12 AM 

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 23°

Approach: 16° above NNW

Departure: 18° above NE

 

 

 

 

The Moon skips close to one of the brightest stars in the night sky this evening: Antares, the leading light of Scorpius. Antares stands a little to the lower right of the Moon as night begins to fall.

 

 

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

 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Conditions at 6:45 AM: 5.9C, Clear, Wind: WSW 15 km/h

Last night’s eastern sky

More pics here.

10 October 2010

Yesterday was mostly sunny with cloudy periods and cool with temps reaching to only about 13C here.The wind was also quite brisk through most of the day.The wind died out in the evening and it was 100% clear with temps in the single digits.

Today and the next couple of days are expected to be similar to Saturday.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 14C / Min 5C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight

A few clouds. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 5.

Monday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 13.

Tuesday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 7. High 13.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

10 October 1949:1949: A 100 km/h gale toppled trees onto power lines, plunging Geraldton, ON, into darkness. On the curling rink's stage, 4 young musicians were in the middle of Schubert's Serenade when the lights went out. Said one, "I kept right on singing for the next few bars, but then remembered my accompanist couldn't see her music." Foresighted concert-goers shone flashlights and the concert went on. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Monday, October 11, 2010

Time: 05:46 AM

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 19°

Approach: 19° above N

Departure: 15° above NE

The Moon stands between two orange points of light tonight: the planet Mars and the star Antares. They are low in the southwest as darkness begins to fall. Antares is to the upper left of the Moon, with Mars a little farther to the lower right of the Moon.

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