Saturday, October 23, 2010

Conditions at 9:08 AM: 6.4C, Overcast, Wind: W 24 gust 39 km/h

23 October 2010

Yesterday was a cold and blustery day with temps below 10C for the day and gusty winds.There were periods of showers,occasionally mixed with ice pellets.The evening was dry but quite chilly with temps near 5C and the wind remained high.

This morning it is quite cool and windy and it is expected to remain that way until next week.It almost feels like winter,folks.


The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 11C / Min 3C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 7.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 2.

Sunday

Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 20 early in the evening. High 11.

Monday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. High 10.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 October 2003:2003: Officials reluctantly cancelled an NBA exhibition game in St. John's, NL, an hour before tip-off between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers because the wood floor was too wet. Unusually high humidity, warm (15°C) and foggy weather, and hockey ice beneath the floor made the court too slick to play on. An angry crowd of 8,000 fans booed lustily. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

Alderamin, the brightest star of Cepheus, the king, shines high in the northern sky tonight. It stands directly above Polaris, the North Star. Alderamin is a white star, and it is about 50 light-years from Earth.

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

Friday, October 22, 2010

Conditions at 6:31 AM: 7.6C, Overcast, Wind: WSW 27 km/h

22 October 2010

Yesterday was a mostly overcast but warm day with temps near 16C.The wind was calm.The sky remained cloudy through the evening and there were a few showers overnight.

This morning it is still overcast and quite breezy.More showers are expected today and temps will be cool.Clearing is not expected until Sunday.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 3C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to 6 this morning then steady.

Tonight

Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 3.

Saturday

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 7.

Sunday

Sunny. Low plus 4. High 10.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

22 October 1929:1929: A freighter staggered into Thunder Bay, ON, after surviving a titanic 36-hour battle against 120 km/h winds and 15-m waves on Lake Superior. Damage was extensive: twisted hull, wrecked forecastle, and crew's quarters reduced to matchwood in 1 m of water. The 33 officers and crew were cut by flying glass and splinters but miraculously escaped going to watery graves in icy Superior. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

The Moon is full at 8:37 p.m. CDT. As the first full Moon after the Harvest Moon, it is known as the Hunter's Moon. In ages past, its light helped hunters chase small game across the recently harvested fields.

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

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Conditions at 6:58 AM: 9.2C, Overcast, Wind: E 19 km/h

21 October 2010

We had a sunny and decently warm day here yesterday with temps reaching to 15C.The evening was mild with increasing cloudiness as a system began to move into the area.Overnight temps were near 10C.

Rain is expected later today and tonight.Clearing tomorrow but cooler weather is expected for Friday and into the weekend.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 4C)

Today

Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning early this afternoon. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this morning. High 13.

Tonight

Periods of rain ending overnight then cloudy. Risk of thundershowers this evening and after midnight. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming west 20 km/h after midnight. Low 7 except plus 4 inland.

Friday

Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of showers. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near 8.

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 3. High 8.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

21 October 1908:1908: One of the West's worst-ever early winter snowstorms raged, demoralizing railway companies. Officially, 25 cm of snow fell but when blown by gale-winds, snow filled several railway cuts to over 3 m deep. The storm halted trains because the snow was wholly unexpected. A Saddle Lake, AB, man clad in a sweater and without matches left his home to look for stock but perished in the blizzard. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

The Moon is almost full tonight, so it's not only bright, but it remains in view all nights. Its glare will wash out this year's Orionid meteor shower. A few of the brightest meteors may shine through, but only from viewing locations away from city lights.

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Conditions at 7:30 AM: 0.3C, Clear, Wind: W 9 km/h

20 October 2010

 

Yesterday was another cool day with temps in the lower teens.The day and the evening was mostly clear.Temps dropped to the low single digits in the evening and to 0C overnight.

It is expected to warm up considerably today and rain is expected for tomorrow.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 4C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Increasing cloudiness this evening. Low 8 except plus 4 inland.

 

Thursday

Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing in the morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late in the evening. High 12.

 

Friday

Cloudy. Low 9. High 10.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

20 October 2005:2005: The 20th annual Coats for Kids campaign in Windsor, ON, was off to a very slow start. Organizers were concerned that only 2,000 of the needed 5,000 coats had been collected. Warm weather was partly to blame. October temperatures averaged nearly 2° warmer than normal, many days reaching into the high 20s with nighttime minimums above 10, hardly coat-like weather.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

 

 

The Moon and the planet Jupiter line up in the east as night falls this evening. Jupiter looks like a brilliant star to the right of the Moon.

 

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

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Conditions at 6:52 AM: 4,7C, Overcast, Wind: W 10 km/h

19 October 2010

 

Although it was generally sunny,we had a chilly day here yesterday with temps only making it to about 12C along with a brisk northerly wind.The wind calmed down in the evening and temps dropped to the mid single digits.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday,a little warmer tomorrow and then rain is expected for Thursday and Friday.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 4C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Low plus 5 except plus 1 inland.

 

Wednesday

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. High 13.

 

Thursday

Periods of rain. Low 7. High 14.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

19 October 1762:1762: Settlers in parts of southern Ontario spent the day in nearly total darkness. French settlers and aboriginal peoples blamed the freakish dark days and the dirty, sulphur-smelling rain on the English having brought it with them when they arrived. Others theorized that the freak dark days resulted from forest fires, a volcanic eruption, or subterraneous fires. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

 

 

Jupiter stands below the Moon as darkness falls and remains close to the Moon throughout the night. The giant planet looks like a brilliant star. Binoculars will reveal its largest moons arrayed around the planet like tiny stars.

 

 

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

 

Conditions at 6:54 AM: 4.7C, Overcast, Wind: W 10 km/h

19 October 2010

Although it was generally sunny,we had a chilly day here yesterday with temps only making it to about 12C along with a brisk northerly wind.The wind calmed down in the evening and temps dropped to the mid single digits.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday,a little warmer tomorrow and then rain is expected for Thursday and Friday.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 4C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Low plus 5 except plus 1 inland.

Wednesday

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. High 13.

Thursday

Periods of rain. Low 7. High 14.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

19 October 1762:1762: Settlers in parts of southern Ontario spent the day in nearly total darkness. French settlers and aboriginal peoples blamed the freakish dark days and the dirty, sulphur-smelling rain on the English having brought it with them when they arrived. Others theorized that the freak dark days resulted from forest fires, a volcanic eruption, or subterraneous fires. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

Jupiter stands below the Moon as darkness falls and remains close to the Moon throughout the night. The giant planet looks like a brilliant star. Binoculars will reveal its largest moons arrayed around the planet like tiny stars.

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

Conditions at 6:49 AM: 4,7C, Overcast, Wind: W 10 km/h

19 October 2010

 

Although it was generally sunny,we had a chilly day here yesterday with temps only making it to about 12C along with a brisk northerly wind.The wind calmed down in the evening and temps dropped to the mid single digits.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday,a little warmer tomorrow and then rain is expected for Thursday and Friday.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 4C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 12. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Low plus 5 except plus 1 inland.

 

Wednesday

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. High 13.

 

Thursday

Periods of rain. Low 7. High 14.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

19 October 1762:1762: Settlers in parts of southern Ontario spent the day in nearly total darkness. French settlers and aboriginal peoples blamed the freakish dark days and the dirty, sulphur-smelling rain on the English having brought it with them when they arrived. Others theorized that the freak dark days resulted from forest fires, a volcanic eruption, or subterraneous fires. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

There are no possible sightings until Oct 25.

 

 

Jupiter stands below the Moon as darkness falls and remains close to the Moon throughout the night. The giant planet looks like a brilliant star. Binoculars will reveal its largest moons arrayed around the planet like tiny stars.

 

 

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

 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Conditions at 7:15 AM: 8.8C, Clear, Wind: W 13 km/h

18 October 2010

Yesterday was a mostly cloudy day with some brisk winds.Temps were in the low teens for the day.The sky cleared in the evening and temps dropped to the upper single digits.

This morning it is mostly clear.Today and tomorrow are expected to be mostly sunny but cool.Rain is on the way for mid-week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 6C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this morning. High 10. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 4.

Tuesday

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 12.

Wednesday

Cloudy. Low plus 5. High 13.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

18 October 2004: 2004: Despite an early snowfall, a large number of the citizens of Edmonton, AB, voted in the civic election. Turnout was much higher than predicted, given the weather:-3°C, more than 10 cm of snow, and moderate winds. Roughly 42% of eligible voters cast ballots, up from the 2001 election, which drew 35%. Apparently, voters were unfazed by the weather and twigged by an interesting contest. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time: 06:11 AM

Duration: Less than 1 minute

Maximum Elevation: 16°

Approach: 16° above SSW

Departure: 16° above SSW

The Moon stands due east at sunset. It is in its "waxing gibbous" phase. "Gibbous" means that sunlight illuminates more than half of the hemisphere facing Earth, while "waxing" means that a greater percentage of the surface is lit each night.

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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Conditions at 7:08 AM: 9.5C, Overcast, Wind: NW 21 km/h

17 October 2010

 

Yesterday’s weather was a mixed bag of sun and rain.There were some heavy showers throughout the day and into the evening.During the periods when the sun was shinning the temps were in the upper teens.We also had some gusty winds through the day.

This morning it is overcast and drizzly.Conditions should improve as the day progresses but temps will be on the cool side for the next few days.

 

 

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 12C / Min 6C)

Today

A few showers and drizzle ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 11.

 

Tonight

A few clouds. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 5.

 

Monday

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. High 10.

 

Tuesday

Sunny. Low plus 4. High 10.

 

 

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

17 October 1914:1914: A widow claimed $2,025 in damages under the Workmen's Compensation Act when her husband was struck by lighting and killed while working for the CPR near Drummondville, QC. Permission to sue Workmen's Compensation was granted by a Quebec judge. It was the 1st case in which lightning had been involved and the hearing attracted much interest among lawyers and justices.  – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

Sky Events:

 

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Monday, October 18, 2010

Time: 05:44 AM 

Duration: 1 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 30°

Approach: 30° above SE

Departure: 15° above SE

 

 

 

The brightest star in Aries, the ram, sweeps through the eastern evening sky this month. The star is named Hamal, from an Arabic word that means "sheep." Hamal is an orange-giant star about 75 light-years from Earth. It is low in the east in early evening.

 

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