Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Dry Weather Continues

So....it's still dry here.We have had a few showers but rainfall is well below normal and the drought conditions continue.The forecast is showing some rain for today but ,up to the time of this post, there has been none yet.The long range 10 day model is showing only very slight amounts through to the 11th.Temps are also remaining warm with daytime readings near +20°C.Currently,at 5:15AM, my thermometer is showing +13.4°C....that's very warm for here at this time of the year and day.
The weather forecast for this week:

I read an article about Hurricane Mathew impacting our area by next weekend.That article went on to say that it would be similar to Juan some years ago that did significant damage here.Personally I think that person was 'fear mongering'. The storm is currently well south of Cuba and has a lot of travelling to do to get here.At this time,no one can say for certain if it will even make it this far north so I would hold off on predicting flooding and hurricane force winds for here at this point.
The current graphic:

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We had a some Northern Lights activity early last week.There was also a prediction of a large outburst mid-week but that did not happen here.As it was,I did get a few pics last Monday night from my favorite viewing location:

The sun has gone quiet again and there is no aurora activity expected here this week.

Some other things to look for in the night sky for this week:

That's all for now.
Have a great week!!
-Al