Saturday, November 13, 2010

13 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:36 AM: 1.9C, Clear, Wind: NNW 13 km/h

We had an absolutely beautiful day here yesterday with lots of sunshine and temps in the upper teens.The evening was clear but cool.

More nice weather is in store for us today and then things will start getting back to more normal conditions on Sunday.Even so,it will remain on the mild side well into next week.


The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 8C / Min 0C)

Today

Sunny. High 14.

Tonight

Clear. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h this evening. Low plus 5 except plus 2 inland.

Sunday

Sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early in the evening. High 9.

Monday

Sunny. Low plus 2. High 8.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

13 November 2007:2007: A storm packing gusts of 120 km/h tore across the Prairies. Trees snapped like toothpicks, power lines fell, and hairdos whipped into tangles. At Morley, AB, winds blew the roof off the Nakoda Lodge. SaskPower said the gusts affected performance of its 116 wind turbines near Swift Current. Motorists tightly gripped their steering wheels for fear of being blown off the road. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010

Time: 06:22 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 35° Approach: 30° above WSW Departure: 15° above SSE

The Moon is at first quarter today, indicating that it is one-quarter of the way through its month-long cycle of phases. Sunlight illuminates half of the lunar disk that faces Earth, so it looks as though someone has sliced the Moon in half.

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

12 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:32 AM: 3.5C, Clear, Wind: N 16 km/h

Yesterday was a nice Autumn day here with afternoon temps near 10C and generally clear skies.Temps dropped in the evening to the single digits where they remained overnight.

The sunny and dry air will be with us for the next few days with temps expected to be a few degrees above the seasonal normal.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 8C / Min 0C)

Today

Sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High 11.

Tonight

Clear. Low plus 3.

Saturday

Sunny. High 11.

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 2. High 7.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

12 November 2007:2007: About 8:30 AM, the bank beneath a Campbell River, BC, hotel's parking lot slid into the Pacific Ocean, taking with it a woman's SUV. Her husband only had time to grab some fishing gear and a life preserver from it. For an hour, the family watched helplessly as huge waves tossed and mangled their vehicle. Then, incredibly, the ocean spit the crumpled machine onto the beach. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Friday, November 12, 2010

Time: 05:55 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 74° Approach: 16° above NW Departure: 16° above ESE

The planet Saturn is well up in the east-southeast at first light. It looks like a bright golden star. Unlike the true stars, though, it doesn't twinkle. It forms a small disk in the sky, so it shines more steadily than the stars.

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

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11 November 2010 - Conditions at 8:19 AM: 4.6C, mostly clear, Wind: NNE 21 gust 38 km/h



The rain finally ended yesterday.There was some light rain in the morning and that ended near noon.The rest of the day was dry but extremely windy.Temps dropped to the single digits in the afternoon and remained there for the rest of the day.

The wind is still quite brisk this morning and will remain that way for the day.There is no more rain expected until next week and then it’s just a possibility of showers.The dry stretch should help to ease the flooding in the western part of the province.


The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 8C / Min 1C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing this morning. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 8.

Tonight

Clear. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Low plus 3.

Friday

Sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. High 12.

Saturday

Sunny. Low plus 2. High 12.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

11 November 1938:1938: In southern Alberta, a howling wind whipped deep snows into huge drifts. Lethbridge received 25 cm of snow on level ground, with drifts on highways measuring more than 1 m. Street car service in the city was brought to a standstill. In preparation for heavier falls expected that winter, the province had purchased 2 rotary snowplows and 2 straight plows. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010

1. Time: 05:29 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 32° Approach: 17° above NW Departure: 15° above E

2. Time: 07:05 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 27° Approach: 22° above W Departure: 27° above W

Orion, the hunter, stands in full view by 9 or 10 p.m. Look for Orion's Belt, a short line of three bright stars standing straight up in the east, with a bright orange star to its left and a blue-white star to its right.

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:01 AM: 7.8C, Light rain / drizzle, Wind: N 22 gust 42 km/h

We had more rain here yesterday.The daytime saw only a few showers but in the evening there were some periods of heavy rain once again accompanied by some brisk winds.Those conditions lasted through most of the night.Temps were once again above normal with temps in the mid teens.

Some areas to the west of here have been badly hit by the rising water levels with washed out roads and flooded houses.

Flooding in Yarmouth County:



The rain should finally come to an end tomorrow and we are expecting a stretch of sunny weather that should hopefully allow the flood waters to recede.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 8C / Min 1C)

Today

Cloudy with 30 percent chance of drizzle or showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature steady near 8.

Tonight

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

Thursday

Sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High 9.

Friday

Sunny. Low plus 3. High 11.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

10 November 2005:2005: Foul, wet, and windy weather caused opening day of the Canadian inter-university men's soccer championship in Charlottetown, PE, to be postponed. The rain was manageable, but not the wind, which clipped along at 70 km/h. The ball wouldn't stay still, 130-kg dugouts overturned, and a goal net twice blew against a fence some 13 m away. Wind-driven rain stung like ice pellets. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time: 06:38 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 51° Approach: 16° above NW Departure: 51° above NNW

Capella, the brightest star of Auriga, the charioteer, is one of the half-dozen brightest star systems in the night sky. The yellow-orange star is low in the northeast at nightfall and stands high in the west-northwest at first light.

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

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

9 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:28 AM: 12.4C, Fog / drizzle, Wind: NNE 8 km/h

Yesterday was another mild day and not as wet as the previous 4 or 5.Most of the rain ended in the late morning and we actually had a brief period of sunshine in the late afternoon.Temps were in the middle teens.The evening remained mild with temps near 10C but it was quite foggy.

The fog is still with us this morning but only showers are expected today.Clearing should begin tomorrow…finally.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 8C / Min 1C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 13.

Tonight

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 7.

Wednesday

Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 9.

Thursday

Sunny. Low plus 4. High 9.


Today’s Weather Trivia:

9 November 2006:2006: The crews of 2 Canadian yachts had to be rescued during a North Atlantic storm. A 10-m yacht, with 3 aboard, foundered some 360 km from Yarmouth, NS, in 7-m seas and 92-km/h winds (over 100 km/h on Cape Breton Island). The 2nd vessel lost its navigation systems and engine power. A tanker rescued the 4 aboard the Rochelle IV, 1 suffering a broken arm from the battering taken by the boat. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time: 06:38 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 51° Approach: 16° above NW Departure: 51° above NNW

The constellation Pisces is high overhead this evening. It consists of two delicate streamers of stars that join to form a "V." The point of the V is sometimes called the Heavenly Knot. Starlore says it ties two fish together by their tails.

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

Monday, November 8, 2010

8 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:41 AM: 13.6C, Fog / drizzle, Wind: E 36 gust 46 km/h

The wet weather continued here yesterday with a steady rain falling for most of the day.Temps were mild with highs near 16C in the afternoon.Overnight temps were only a few degrees cooler.The rain is expected to continue until late this week but lesser amounts are expected than what we received over the past few days.Along with the rain,winds are expected to be gusting to near gale force.

Some areas throughout the province are now experiencing flood conditions as water levels continue to rise.

The following photos were taken approx 50kms east of Liverpool and are of the Lahave River breeching it’s banks on Hwy 10 near Bridgewater,NS.Photos are courtesy of Kim Fraser-Corkum:

(click to enlarge)

A campground completely flooded:


The Lahave River....the river is normally on the otherside of the tall trees:

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 9C / Min 1C)

Today

Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this afternoon. Temperature steady near 12.

Tonight

Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy periods. Fog patches. Low 9.

Tuesday

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 12.

Wednesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Windy. Low 6. High 8.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

8 November 2004: 2004: A tug towing two barges northwest of Vancouver, BC, vanished. Search vessels battled gale-strength winds, poor visibility, rain, and choppy seas. Rescuers located a debris field and an empty life raft but no other signs of life. The tug likely sank in 250 m of water to the bottom of the Strait of Georgia. The strong current may have moved the barge and the bodies a fair distance from the sinking. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Monday, November 08, 2010

Time: 05:46 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 15° above NNW Departure: 16° above NE

The faint constellation Monoceros, the unicorn, rises in late evening, just below much-brighter Orion. It is to the lower left of Orion's Belt, a short line of three bright stars that rises straight up from the horizon.

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

Sunday, November 7, 2010

7 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:40 AM: 10.6C, Overcast w/ rain, Wind: N 12 km/h

Yesterday was very wet here with heavy rainfall for most of the day and night.The Western Head weather station measured 87.8 mm.More rain is expected again today.Flooding is becoming an issue in some areas and the following press release is from EMO:

Rising water levels in lakes, rivers and streams around the
province have prompted the Emergency Management Office to ask Nova Scotians to exercise caution.
Acting Minister of Emergency Management Frank Corbett says with rivers and waterways rising quickly, it is possible to see overflow and fast moving waters, and that the safest thing to do is to stay away from the banks near swollen rivers and streams.

Most of the rain will end later today but showers are expected to persist through most of this week.Temps will remain mild and above seasonal normals for the next few days.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 9C / Min 1C)

Rainfall warning in effect.

Today

Rain at times heavy. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches. Wind north 20 km/h. Temperature steady near 11.

Tonight

Rain at times heavy ending overnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind north 20 km/h becoming southeast 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Temperature steady near 12.

Monday

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the morning. A few showers beginning near noon. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming east 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 13.

Tuesday

Showers. Low 7. High 12.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

7 November 1951: 1951: At Wasaga Beach, ON, the worst storm in 20 years sent waves crashing inland battering stores and amusement concessions. On storm-tossed Lake Nipissing, high wind-waves damaged a dock and boathouse. An expensive launch tore from its moorings at Callander. Near Sault Ste. Marie, a barge with 13 men and 2 women aboard was cast adrift off Michipicoten Island. – 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 faint constellation Monoceros, the unicorn, rises in late evening, just below much-brighter Orion. It is to the lower left of Orion's Belt, a short line of three bright stars that rises straight up from the horizon.

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