Yesterday was another mild day with temps near +5C for the day.Fog moved on shore in the late afternoon and remain with us for the evening.Some light rain began to fall overnight.
The showers are expected to continue through the day.We should have some clearing tomorrow and colder air is on the way to start the work week.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 0C / Min -9C)
A few rain showers ending this morning then cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early this morning then northwest 30 gusting to 50 early this afternoon. High plus 4.
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries changing to 30 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 2.
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 2.
Cloudy. Low minus 3. High minus 3.
The marine forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 this morning and to
northwest 30 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest
25 Sunday afternoon. A few showers and a few flurries. Risk of
thunderstorms early this morning changing to a few flurries near
midnight and ending Sunday morning. Fog patches dissipating early
Today’s Weather Trivia:
19 February 2007: Temperatures on the Yukon Quest route ranged from -40°C to -55°C. Teams' frosty breath made it hard to see lead dogs. Mushers feared for fingers, toes, and dogs' privates. Some dogs wore heavy jackets and belly protectors but urine freezes to protectors and the ice touched their penises as they ran. Dogs never got warm even while bedded down, had to eat more often, and dehydrated easily. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
Sat Feb 19
15 above S
15 above S
The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius, the Dog Star. It is low in the south right now. If you live in the southern United States, look for Canopus, the second-brightest star, well to the south of Sirius.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.