Saturday, November 27, 2010

27 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:39 AM: -2.6C, Mostly clear, Wind: W 7 km/h

Yesterday was mild but wet with rain falling for most of the day.High temps were near 8C.Clearing began in the late evening and temps dropped to below freezing overnight.

We are expecting a few showers today as temps rise to above freezing on the coast.Inland areas may see some flurry activity.More showers or flurries are possible tonight.

A stretch of dry weather will move in tomorrow and be with us until the middle of next week.Temps are expected to be within the seasonal normal range.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5C / Min -3C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy near noon with showers except flurries over higher terrain. Rainfall amount 2 mm except snowfall amount 2 cm over higher terrain. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High 6 except plus 2 over higher terrain.

Tonight

Rain showers and flurries ending overnight then cloudy periods. Rainfall amount 2 mm except snowfall amount 2 cm over higher terrain. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 overnight. Low zero.

Sunday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High plus 2.

Monday

Sunny. Low minus 3. High plus 3.

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The marine forecast:

Weather & Visibility

A few showers beginning this afternoon and ending overnight.

Winds

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to west 25 early this evening. Wind increasing to west 30 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 Sunday morning.

Waves

Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this morning then building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

27 November 1950:1950: Nearly 1,000 people fled their ice-sheathed homes on the west end of Lake Ontario as a howling 150 km/h gale lashed the air with snow, sand, and water. Exhaustion, shock, bruises, and chills from icy water immersion led to casualties. The storm pitched 12 cabins into the churning waves and tilted several others on their footings. Waves flooded furnaces and sanitation equipment in cellars. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Sky Events:

· ISS visible sightings:

Date: Sunday, November 28, 2010

Time: 05:45 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 32° Approach: 19° above SSW Departure: 28° above ESE

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· Regulus, the brightest star of Leo, the lion, stands to the left of the Moon as they rise around midnight. Regulus consists of at least four stars: the bright star that is visible to the unaided eye, plus three smaller, fainter companions.

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

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Friday, November 26, 2010

26 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:13 AM: +1.5C, Overcast, Wind: WSW 13 km/h

We had a cool but mostly sunny day here on the coast yesterday with a few snowflakes in the morning.Inland areas received a fair amount of snow.High temps were in the single digits and winds were fairly brisk throughout the day.The evening was calm with temps near the freezing point.

Rain is expected today,clearing and colder tonight.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +4C / Min -3C)

Today

Cloudy. Rain beginning near noon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 7.

Tonight

Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Clearing overnight. Fog patches dissipating near midnight. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Low minus 1.

Saturday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with 60 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon and in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 late in the morning then west 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. High plus 5.

Sunday

Sunny. Low minus 3. High plus 4.

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The marine forecast:

Weather & Visibility

Rain and fog patches today. A few showers Saturday evening.

Winds

Wind light increasing to south 20 knots near noon and to southerly 30 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 20 early this evening and to light Saturday morning. Wind increasing to west 15 Saturday afternoon and to 25 to 30 Saturday evening.

Waves

Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 this afternoon and to 3 Saturday evening.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

26 November 1951:1951: Montreal received more than 21 cm of snow causing 1,000 collisions and countless slips and falls. Bad weather was blamed for 26 deaths province-wide. Car owners lost patience and did not bother reporting accidents. More than 700 men worked feverishly spreading salt and cinders on surfaces. The tramway system was completely shut down; cab companies stopped accepting orders. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

· ISS visible sightings:

Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time: 06:53 AM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 88° Approach: 16° above WSW Departure: 17° above ENE

· One of the highlights of Eridanus, the river, is the Witch Head Nebula. It's illuminated by Rigel, a supergiant star in Orion. Rigel is to the right of Orion's three-star belt, with the nebula, which is visible through a telescope, to Rigel's upper right.

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

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

25 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:36 AM: +1.1C, Overcast, Wind: NW 22 gust 38 km/h

Yesterday started out quite mild but temps began to drop in the morning as the sky cleared.By mid afternoon we were in the single digits and the wind was quite gusty.There were a few flakes of snow in the air throughout various parts of the afternoon.Temps in the evening were near 0 and the winds continued to be brisk.

We are expecting a few flurries today,tomorrow will be a little warmer with rain.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5C / Min -2C)

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 5.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light after midnight. Low zero.

Friday

Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning in the morning. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches developing in the afternoon and dissipating in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon then becoming west 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. High 7.

Saturday

Sunny. Low minus 1. High plus 3.

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The marine forecast:

Weather & Visibility

Rain and fog patches beginning near noon Friday..

Winds

Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to 20 this afternoon and to 15 this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to south 15 Friday morning. Wind increasing to south 20 Friday afternoon and to southwest 30 Friday evening..

Waves

Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 this afternoon then building to 2 Friday afternoon.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

25 November 1932:1932: Exhausted by sobbing, exposure, and hunger, a 4-year-old Japanese boy was found alone in a small boat adrift in heavy fog near Kirkland Island, BC. His father was believed to have drowned in the Fraser River. Apparently, the boat continued until the gasoline ran out, drifting towards the Strait of Georgia. The boy told police that he went to sleep in the boat but when he awoke his father was gone. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS visible sightings:

Date: Friday, November 26, 2010 Time: 06:27 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 29° Approach: 15° above SSW Departure: 29° above SE

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· For stargazers, no time is as spectacular as late fall and early winter, when the evening sky abounds with bright stars, such as Rigel and Betelgeuse in Orion, Aldebaran in Taurus, Capella in Auriga, and Sirius and Procyon in Canis Major and Minor.

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

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:02 AM: +8.8C, Mostly clear, Wind: NW 14 km/h

The small amount of snow we had on Monday evening was completely gone by yesterday morning.We had mild temps with a few showers yesterday with the high near +10C.Temps remained mild throughout the evening and overnight.

Temps are expected to drop today and a few flurries are possible tonight.Winds will be a little on the brisk side.The rest of the week will be seasonable and dry up until Saturday when some rain will be moving through the area.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5C / Min -3C)

Today

A few rain showers ending this afternoon then cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 70 late this morning. Temperature falling to plus 2 this afternoon.

Tonight

Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low zero.

Thursday

Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 4.

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High 6.

The marine forecast:

Weather & Visibility

A few showers ending this evening.

Winds

Gale warning in effect.
Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 early this morning and to 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 Thursday morning.

Waves

Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning and to 2 to 3 this evening.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

24 November 1927:1927: Cold weather forced the plane Queen of the Yukon down 60 km south of Mayo. The plane's lubricating system had frozen at -45°C, at an altitude of 1000 m. The pilot glided his plane onto a 200-m-long frozen lake, surrounded by spruce trees. He and his passenger spent 24 hours on the trail without food or shelter before reaching safety. The pilot repaired the plane but had to unload it for takeoff. – 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

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· Cassiopeia, the queen, is one of the most prominent star patterns of autumn and early winter. The W- or M-shaped constellation circles the North Star like the hand of a clock, though in a counter-clockwise direction.

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

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

23 November 2010 - Conditions at 6:34 AM: +6.8C, Overcast w/ drizzle, Wind: E 28 km/h

Conditions in the early evening last night:

Yesterday was cool and mostly overcast with the occasional flurry.Some steady snow started falling in the early evening but quickly changed to rain.The small amount that accumulated completely melted overnight.

Today is expected to be damp and mild.Periods of rain are expected tonight with temps remaining mild.Temps are expected to drop to near freezing tomorrow.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 6C / Min -2C)

Today

Periods of drizzle. A few showers early this morning. Fog patches. High 7.

Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle early this evening. Periods of rain beginning this evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches dissipating near midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light after midnight. Temperature steady near 8.

Wednesday

Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature falling to plus 1 in the afternoon.

Thursday

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

The marine forecast:

Weather & Visibility

A few showers ending early this morning. A few showers this evening. A few showers beginning Wednesday afternoon. Fog patches forming this morning and dissipating near midnight.

Winds

Gale warning in effect.
Wind southerly 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 early this morning then becoming southeast 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to west 15 to 20 after midnight then veering to northwest 25 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 overnight and to 4 Wednesday morning..

Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 November 1846:1846: Across New Brunswick a storm tore wharves from their foundations, tossed slate roofs in every direction, swept a large schooner partly laden with bricks onto a public road, and rendered the Shediac Bridge impassable. Apparently, large haystacks changed ownership and every buoyant article flew into the woods or marshes. People were aroused from their sleep by the swaying motion of their houses and bedsteads. – 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

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· The stars of winter are working their way into the evening sky. Look for them in the east beginning around 10 or 11 p.m.: Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; and Canis Major, the big dog, with its "dog star" Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky

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

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Monday, November 22, 2010

22 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:10 AM: -3.5C, Mostly overcast, Wind: NW 10 km/h

It was a cool day here yesterday with temps in the low single digits for the day.There was no precip in this area and skies were generally clear for most of the day and evening.Clouds moved in overnight but some clearing is expected later.

Some flurries and snow are expected later tonight with a change to rain as temps rise.Temps will remain mild with showers until mid-week.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max 6C / Min -2C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. High plus 2.

Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Light snow beginning late this evening changing to periods of rain after midnight. Snowfall amount 2 cm inland. Fog patches developing overnight. Low zero with temperature rising to plus 4 by morning.

Tuesday

Periods of drizzle changing to rain in the evening. Fog patches. High 8.

Wednesday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 6.

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The marine forecast:

Weather & Visibility

A few showers and flurries tonight. A few showers beginning Tuesday evening. Fog patches forming Tuesday morning.

Winds

Wind northerly 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light this morning then becoming southeast 15 this evening.

Waves

Seas 1 metre or less.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

22 November 2008:2008: A crowd of 400 shivered at the Winnipeg Zoo during a tribute to Debbie the polar bear, dead at age 42. It was weather only a polar bear would appreciate, said the Winnipeg Free Press. There were moist eyes and sniffles but mostly from freezing cold. The event's MC suggested a stranger passing by might question the sanity of Winnipeggers standing outside in -17 wind chill in memory of a polar bear. 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

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· A myriad of bright stars twinkles across the sky early this evening. In the west, look for the stars of the Summer Triangle, Vega, Deneb, and Altair. Fomalhaut is low in the south, and yellow-orange Capella is low in the northeast.

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

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

21 November 2010 - Conditions at 7:01 AM: -1.3C, Partly clear, Wind: NNW 15 km/h

Yesterday was cool and damp here.Max temps were only 8C and there were periods of rain with snow occasionally mixed in.

More inclement weather is on the way for most of this week in the form of showers,flurries or a mix.Temps will remain cool.


Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

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

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 1.

Tonight

Clear. Becoming cloudy periods after midnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 5.

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy late in the afternoon with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries in the evening. High plus 2.

Tuesday

Periods of rain. Low minus 1. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Today,tonight and Monday: Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northerly 15 early this evening and to light Monday morning.

Seas 1 to 2 meters subsiding to 1 or less this evening.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

21 November 1957: 1957: A bush plane with 3 hunters went down in bad weather over Quebec's Lac Simon. A hunting dog's carcass washed up on shore, but no other bodies were found until 2006 when the site was mapped using side-scan sonar. One body (some flesh and organs still attached, its skull beside it in the silt) was found 15 m in front of the plane, a 2nd body 30 m behind it, and a 3rd in the cargo hold.

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

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· Aldebaran, the brightest star of Taurus, the bull, rises below the full Moon Moon early this evening and keeps close to the Moon throughout the night. Aldebaran looks orange, indicating that its surface is cooler than the surface of the Sun.

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

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