Saturday, November 6, 2010

6 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:48 AM: 12.7C, Overcast w/ heavy rain, Wind: SSW 18 km/h

It was a wet and windy day here yesterday with 32.2 mm of rain measured at the Western Head weather station.Temps were very mild and were near 17C for the day.Evening temps were only a few degrees cooler.

It is currently raining heavily and expected to continue into tomorrow.Another 80mm is possible before it ends.The wind has abated somewhat but is still gusting briskly by times.

The mild temps are expected to last into next week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 9C / Min 1C)

Rainfall warning in effect.

Today

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 mm. Fog patches. Temperature steady near 11.

Tonight

Rain at times heavy. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches. Temperature steady near 11.

Sunday

Rain at times heavy. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches. High 13.

Monday

Showers. Low 11. High 13.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

6 November 1912:1912: The mail ship Royal George from Bristol, UK, crashed on treacherous shoals in thick fog near Ile d'Orleans (QC). It was her last trip of the season in the St Lawrence. In order to reach Montreal in time to allow landing of her passengers in compliance with existing immigration regulations, the vessel came up the river at full speed. The passengers and crew were all safe. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Sunday, November 07, 2010

Time: 06:55 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 17° above NNW Departure: 20° above NNW

The constellation Perseus climbs high across the sky on autumn nights. Among other wonders, it is home to a beautiful red nebula whose outline resembles the state of California. It is 65 light-years long and almost 1,500 light-years from Earth.


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

Friday, November 5, 2010

5 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:40 AM: 15.6C, Overcast w/ rain, Wind: SSE 46 km/h

Yesterday was a mild day here with afternoon temps near 12C as the storm that is battering our area now was approaching.Rain began in the early evening and winds began to gust moderately.This morning it is raining and quite windy and these conditions will persist for the next few days.Rain and wind warnings are in effect for most of the province with up to 120mm (close to 5 inches) of rain possible between now and Sunday.Temps will be mild and well above normal until this system moves out.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 9C / Min 2C)

Rainfall warning in effect

Wind warning in effect.

Today

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 70 increasing to 60 gusting to 90 early this morning. High 16.

Tonight

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 60 km/h gusting to 90 becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 overnight. Low 10.

Saturday

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the morning. Wind becoming southeast 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 15.

Sunday

Periods of rain. Windy. Low 12. High 13.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

5 November 1913:1913: A recent cold snap with temperatures dipping to -11°C forced a Port Arthur, ON, physician, who was visiting a work camp, to walk 60 km around the shore of Lake Bateman. The return boat that was to transport him near the train could not break through ice that had frozen firmly in just 2 days. Walking the shoreline was the only way out. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Friday, November 05, 2010

Time: 07:03 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 16° above NNW

Departure: 16° above NNE

The Moon is "new" at 11:52 p.m. CDT, marking its passage between Earth and Sun. Darkness cloaks the hemisphere that faces our way, so we can't see it. But the Moon will return to view as a thin crescent in the western sky on Sunday evening.

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

Thursday, November 4, 2010

4 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:35 AM: 4.4C, Overcast, Wind: NNW 4 km/h

We had a typical November day here yesterday with temps in the 8C range.The day was mostly clear and winds were light.Overnight temps were in the low single digits but there was no frost here.

A major storm is on it’s way here and it will be ‘making’ our weather for the next few days.Temps are expected to rise considerably as it moves into the area and are expected to be in the upper teens.Extreme rainfall and high winds are expected to begin tonight and last into the weekend.

For those interested,you can monitor WeatherRadio Canada broadcasts for this area HERE.

BTW,the snow that was mentioned yesterday as a possibility for Sunday has been canceled.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 9C / Min 2C)

Rainfall warning in effect

Wind warning in effect.

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h near noon. High 10.

Tonight

Rain at times heavy. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming south 40 gusting to 70 after midnight. Temperature rising to 14 by morning.

Friday

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 60 km/h gusting to 90. High 16.

Saturday

Periods of rain. Windy. Low 14. High 17.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

4 November 2007:2007: Storm Noel hit the Maritimes at the low monthly tide cycle, which reduced tidal surges and flooding and spared life and limb. Waves peaked at 14 m on Georges Bank. Noel, which covered 1 million square km (bigger than Hurricane Juan 4 years ago but much weaker) destroyed beaches and ruined or severely damaged wharves, docks, and sheds. Most trees had lost their leaves so suffered less. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Thursday, November 04, 2010

Time: 06:35 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 16° above WNW Departure: 17° above NNE

Look high in the north and east during the evening hours this month for a flattened "W" or "M" floating through the Milky Way. The letter is outlined by the five brightest stars of the constellation Cassiopeia, the queen.

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:49 AM: 1.4C, Overcast, Wind: WNW 7 km/h

It was a cool day here yesterday with afternoon highs only at about 8C.Winds were generally calm to light for the day.The evening saw temps dip to the low single digits.

It is quite chilly this morning but not as cold as it was yesterday at this time.Today will be another cool day with temps gradually warming as we reach week’s end.Rain is expected to end the week and continuing through the weekend.Sunday we could possibly see a change to wet snow or snow mixed with rain as temps drop.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 9C / Min 2C)

Today

Clearing. High 6.

Tonight

Clear. Low minus 1 except minus 5 in low lying inland areas.

Thursday

Increasing cloudiness. Periods of rain beginning in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 9.

Friday

Rain. Windy. Low 10. High 12.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

3 November 1922:1922: A northwesterly gale-force wind generated tremendous seas that rolled through the fishing villages on the northern coast of Cape Breton Island, NS. The storm raged for more than 24 hours with winds exceeding 130 km/h. At Wreck Cove, NS, the recently-repaired pier at Government Crib was destroyed with little sign remaining of the pile of heavy rock and gravel which weighed the timber down. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Time: 07:45 PM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20°Approach: 16° above NW
Departure: 20° above N

The fingernail-thin crescent Moon has a couple of companions at first light tomorrow: the star Spica, which is just to the lower left of the Moon, and the planet Saturn, which is farther to the upper left of the Moon.

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

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Conditions at 8:04 AM: 0.2C, Mostly clear, Wind: NW 13 km/h

2 November 2010

Yesterday was a cool day here with some showers moving through the are throughout the day.Temps were in the 8C range.The evening was partly clear with temps dropping to near the freezing mark.There was a heavy frost overnight.

This morning it is quite cool with not much of a warm up expected today.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 10C / Min 2C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h late this morning. High plus 5.

Tonight

Clearing late this evening. Low minus 4.

Wednesday

Sunny. High plus 5.

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low zero. High 9.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

2 November 1769:1769: Halifax, NS, experienced a violent gale. Wharves were vastly damaged and salt and sugar stores were almost wholly ruined. Roads were rendered impassable, 1000s of trees were blown over, and 3 schooners were driven ashore. The tide rose 2 m above normal, breaking dykes on the Bay of Fundy. At Fort Cumberland, 700 cords of firewood sitting 3 m above the tops of the dykes were lost. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Time: 07:18 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 25° Approach: 16° above WNW

Departure: 20° above NNE

The planet Saturn is in view in the east-southeast before dawn this month. It looks like a bright golden star. It is especially easy to pick out tomorrow because it stands close to the lower left of the crescent Moon.

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

Monday, November 1, 2010

Conditions at 7:53 AM: 3.1C, Overcast, Wind: NW 14 km/h

1 November 2010

Yesterday was a cool day here with some occasional showers.The afternoon high was near +10C.Temps dropped to near freezing overnight.

Cool weather is expected for most of this week with a warmup possible on the weekend.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 10C / Min 2C)

Today

A few showers ending this morning then cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. A few flurries inland and over higher terrain early this morning. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 7.

Tonight

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 2.

Tuesday

Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h. High 6.

Wednesday

Sunny. Low minus 1. High plus 5.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

1 November 1861:1861: Three days of rain and furious winds led to several casualties on sailing vessels on Lake Ontario. In Hamilton, ON, gushing sewers flooded streets and clogged them with rubbish. Large trees and building materials floated in the bay; flooded basements were common in flat, undrained districts. No pitch of roof or thickness of wall could prevent the penetration of rainwater. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Monday, November 01, 2010

Time: 06:52 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 46° Approach: 34° above WNW

Departure: 15° above NE

November evenings are good times to watch the Milky Way. It arches from east to west with a dip toward the northern horizon. You need a dark sky to see it -- a night with little or no Moon, like tonight, and a viewing location far from city lights

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

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Currently:6,2C,Overcast,Wind:ENE 11 km/h

Yesterday was a cool and windy day with temps in the upper single digits.The evening temps dropped to the mid single digits with calm winds.

Not really liking the current forecast for the next few days but it is Autumn.


The forecast:

Today
Showers. Amount 5 mm. High 9.

Tonight
Rain showers becoming mixed with flurries overnight. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Low plus 2.

Monday
Cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries early in the morning. Rain showers beginning near noon and ending in the evening. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High 7.

Tuesday
Sunny. Low zero. High 6.