Saturday, November 20, 2010

20 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:35 AM: -6.5C, Mostly clear, Wind: WSW 5 km/h

Yesterday was a somewhat chilly day with the high only at about 8C.There were a few snowflakes in the air in the morning but the afternoon was generally clear.The evening saw temps drop to below freezing.

This morning it is the coldest it’s been for quite awhile and there is a heavy frost.We are expecting some precip today in either the form of showers or flurries.The cold weather will be with us over the weekend with a slight warm up possible early next week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 6C / Min -1C)

Today

Increasing cloudiness. Flurries or rain showers beginning near noon changing to periods of rain this afternoon. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon then increasing to 40 gusting to 60. High 6.

Tonight

Periods of rain ending late this evening then cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low minus 3.

Sunday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 6. High zero.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

20 November 1900:1900: In praise of chinook winds: Without [them] ..., we could [not claim to be] a stock raising and grazing district without a peer in Northwestern America. ... our herds know not what a stable is [for] their home is the ... prairie ... The ... winds evaporate the snows ..., so [they] graze in mid-winter as in mid-summer. Last week, a Chinook came after ... 11 days [of frost]-a moderating 27° in 1 hour. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010

  • The Moon will be full at 11:27 a.m. CST tomorrow. It lines up opposite the Sun as seen from Earth, so sunlight illuminates the entire lunar disk. November's full Moon is known as the Snow Moon or Frost Moon.

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

Friday, November 19, 2010

19 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:40 AM: 2.4C, Overcast, Wind: W 10 km/h

It was cool with periods of sun and clouds here yesterday.The high was near 10C but the gusty winds made it feel cooler.Evening temps were in the single digits.

We may see a few showers today and it appears that the cool temps are going to be with us for awhile.Flurries are possible tomorrow.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 6C / Min -1C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near plus 4.

Tonight

A few clouds. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light overnight. Low minus 4.

Saturday

Increasing cloudiness then flurries changing to rain showers near noon. Clearing late in the evening. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 6.

Sunday

Sunny. Low minus 4. High zero.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

19 November 1862:1862: For at least 2 straight weeks, residents of New Westminster, BC, suffered several consecutive hours of dense mist and fog, which enveloped everything in its clammy folds and struck a damp chill. Thick fog in Victoria caused ships to wait outside at anchor. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010


  • The Moon sails high across the sky tonight, illuminating the night with its icy glow. It is Earth's only natural-born satellite. Our planet may sometimes capture a passing asteroid for a few months or years, creating a temporary satellite.

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


Thursday, November 18, 2010

18 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:33 AM: 8.8C, Overcast, Wind: WSW 37 gust 49 km/h

Yesterday was warm but quite wet here yesterday with some showers and periods of heavy rain in the late afternoon.Temps were in the low teens.There was some clearing in the evening but more rain is expected today.

Cooler weather will begin to move in tomorrow and we may even see a few flurries next week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 7C / Min -1C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature steady near 9.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 near midnight. Low plus 1.

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing near noon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 5.

Saturday

Cloudy. Low minus 3. High plus 3.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

18 November 1958:1958: A day-long blizzard raged across southern Manitoba, blocking all roads in and out of Winnipeg with upwards of 50 cm of snow. The RCMP called it the worst traffic tie-up in Winnipeg's history. Hundreds of commuters started out for work on foot. Motorists who managed to dig out their cars were quick to pick up hitchhikers. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010

  • The Pleiades star cluster passes high across the south at midnight. If you see the cluster out of the corner of your eye, it looks like a bright smudge of light. But look straight at it and you will see six stars that form a tiny dipper shape.

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

17 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:42 AM: 10.5C, Overcast, Wind: ENE 8 km/h

The mild weather is continuing in Atlantic Canada and yesterday was no exception.Temps were in the middle teens for most of the day and only dropped a few degrees in the evening and overnight.We had a few small showers yesterday and rainfall amounts were small.The evening was calm and quite foggy.

More warm weather is in store for us again today with some rain a good possibility.Temps will begin falling tomorrow and by the weekend we will be in the lower single digits.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 7C / Min -1C)

Today

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this morning. Rain beginning later this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h early this morning then south 30 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High 12.

Tonight

Rain ending this evening then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating near midnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60. Low 6.

Thursday

Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 early in the morning. High 9.

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 1. High plus 4.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

17 November2008: 2008: City crews in Moncton, NB, hurried to make new ice at the coliseum after an artificial mountain of snow melted prematurely when temperatures reached 18°C. The city had trucked in several tonnes of leftover shaved snow from arenas and piled it on top of a tarp to sculpt a snowboard hill for a competition. Large earthmovers and dump trucks later hauled it away.

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

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010

  • The Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak tonight. The view should be best in the wee hours of tomorrow morning, after the gibbous Moon sets.

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

16 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:37 AM: 6.8C, Overcast, Wind: N 8 km/h

Yesterday was another dry and mild day here with temps reaching the lower double digits.The evening was generally clear and cool.Clouds began moving into the area and temps began to rise during the overnight hours.Some rain is expected today with more on the way for tomorrow.Clearing is expected on Thursday and temps will be dropping substantially as we move into the weekend.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 7C / Min 0C)

Today

Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning and ending this afternoon. Fog patches early this morning. High 12.

Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers overnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Low 9.

Wednesday

Cloudy. Rain beginning early in the morning and ending late in the afternoon. Amount 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind east 20 km/h becoming south 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon then southwest 40 gusting to 60 in the evening. High 13.

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low 7. High 9.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

16 November 2004:2004: More than 70 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in St. John's, NL. Streets flooded, driving was perilous, and storm sewers backed up. The flood closed a number of roads in the Newfoundland capital. Further, rivers overflowed onto some properties and water filled basements to a metre deep. Some residents complained that culverts hadn't been cleaned out in some time, thus contributing to the flooding. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010

The Moon and the planet Jupiter are high in the sky as night falls, with Jupiter to the lower right of the Moon. Jupiter looks like a dazzling star, with a slightly creamy color.

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

Monday, November 15, 2010

15 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:34 AM: 0.1C, Mostly clear, Wind: N 10 km/h

It was a very nice Autumn day here yesterday with afternoon temps in the lower double digits and generally clear skies.The evening remained clear with temps dropping into the single digits and overnight we were down to the freezing point.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday with increasing cloudiness later today as some rain begins to move into the area.Temps are expected to remain mild until the latter part of the week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 7C / Min 0C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this afternoon. High 11.

Tonight

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h. Low plus 4.

Tuesday

Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light early in the evening. High 10.

Wednesday

Periods of rain. Low 7. High 12.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

15 November 1929:1929: In Northern Saskatchewan, the fall was more than 4 degrees warmer than normal, too warm to ensure thick ice on winter roads travelled by heavily laden supply sleighs. A wagon with 40 fishers' gear broke through the ice on Canoe Lake. Holes were chopped every few metres ahead to check its thickness, less than 5 cm in places. The thin ice bent downward as the load passed along. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

No visible sightings until Friday, November 26, 2010

The Moon has an impressive companion tonight: the planet Jupiter, which is to the lower left of the Moon at nightfall. Jupiter looks like a brilliant cream-colored star, although it is far brighter than any of the true stars in the night sky.

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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

14 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:39 AM: 5.1C, Clear, Wind: NNE 13 km/h

Yesterday was another very nice day here with temps reaching into the upper teens and lots of sunshine.The evening was clear with temps in the middle single digits.

Today and tomorrow are expected to be sunny,a little cooler than yesterday,but still a few degrees above normal.Showers will be moving into the area on Tuesday and staying with us for most of the rest of the week.

The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 7C / Min 0C)

Today

Sunny. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this morning. High 11.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low plus 3 except zero inland.

Monday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h early in the evening. High 10.

Tuesday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. High 10.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

14 November 2004:2004: Unseasonably mild temperatures prevailed across Manitoba, nature's way of paying Manitobans back for a lousy summer. Berets River on Lake Winnipeg reached 7.2°C-a new high record. People credited El Nino for allowing Westerners to rake leaves in November, put up outdoor Christmas lights, and to finish the harvest. One construction worker said to pour cement in November was a bonus. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Sunday, November 14, 2010

Time: 05:16 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 16° above ESE Departure: 16° above ESE

The constellation Cetus, the whale, spreads across the east and southeast at nightfall. The star that represents its tail, Deneb Kaitos, climbs above the horizon before the star that represents its jaws, Menkar.

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

Current solar activity: