We had another mild day yesterday along with plenty of rain.Afternoon temps were near +10C.Winds were brisk for most of the day but died out in the evening which was mild and foggy with some showers.Overnight the temps dropped a few degrees but remained well above freezing.Total rainfall yesterday was near 20mm.
The mild weather will be with us for a few more days.Most of the rain will end later today and we may possibly see some sunshine tomorrow.However,more rain is expected on Monday.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max +4C / Min -4C)
Periods of rain or drizzle ending this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 this afternoon. Temperature steady near 8.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low plus 5.
Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. High 6.
Rain. Windy. Low plus 4. High 6.
The marine forecast:
Weather & Visibility
Periods of drizzle and occasional fog patches ending near midnight.
Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 early this evening then diminishing to light Sunday evening.
Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
4 December 1953:1953: Unusually phenomenal weather, more benefiting May than the Christmas season, occurred on Manitoulin Island (ON). Pansies were picked in some gardens, and fields were plowed that week. Another unusual happening for this time of year was a very brilliant rainbow, following a sudden shower. Its colours were vibrant and it was visible for quite a few minutes. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, December 05, 2010
Time: 05:39 AM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 16° above NNE Departure: 16° above NNE
Time: 07:12 AM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 17° Approach: 15° above NNW Departure: 17° above NNW
The Moon will be "new" at 11:36 a.m. CST tomorrow, as it crosses the imaginary line between Earth and Sun. It will be hidden in the Sun's glare, but will return to view as a thin crescent early Sunday or Monday evening.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.