Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

How's our summer been so far...

Based on a conversation I had this past weekend, I decided to look into it.  For Ottawa (@Ottawa Airport).

June: 
 
Normal Average High Temp: 24.1C
2014 June Average High Temp:  25.2 C

Normal Average Low Temp: 12.9 C
2014 June Average Low Temp: 13.0 C

Normal Mean Temperature:  18.5 C
2014 June Mean Temperature:  19.2 C

Normal Rainfall: 92.8 mm
2014 June Rainfall:  131.0 mm

Conclusion:  June was warmer than normal (largely driven by heatwave ending the month) and wetter than normal (driven by a three day event, 11th thru 13th,  totalling more than 48 mms).


July

Normal Average High Temp: 26.5C
2014 July Average High Temp: 25.5 C

Normal Average Low Temp: 15.5 C
2014 July Average Low Temp: 13.9 C

Normal Mean Temperature:  21.0 C
2014 July Mean Temperature: 19.7 C

Normal Rainfall: 91.9 mm
2014 July Rainfall: 109.0 mm (with one day with "missing" data)

Conclusion: July was cooler than normal (only two 30+ C days) and wetter than normal (driven by three 20+ mm daily rainfall totals).


August (so far):
Normal Average High Temp: 25.3C
2014 August (to 10th) Average High Temp: 27.4 C

Normal Average Low Temp: 14.3 C
2014 August (to 10th) Average Low Temp: 13.4 C

Normal Mean Temperature:  19.8 C
2014 August (to 10th) Mean Temperature:  20.4 C

Normal Rainfall: 85.5 mm
2014 August (to 10th) Rainfall: 3.6 mm

Conclusion:  we are on track to be average in temperature but dry.  However, it is interesting to note we have not have a 30+ C day since July 22nd and the odds of getting more are increasing slim as the normals creep down.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

That's what I'm talking about!

Friday, 8 August
Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 25.
Saturday, 9 August
Sunny. Low 13. High 28.
Sunday, 10 August
Sunny. Low 13. High 29.
Monday, 11 August
Sunny. Low 15. High 29.

(Source: Env Can.)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Quick post on the week

Actually had some time to look at weather stuff...there was a power outage at work..  Anyway...
The rest of the week looks unsettled but mild with spotty opportunities for t-showers.

Starting Friday and into the first part of next week, the weather is looking great.   So if you have outdoor plans this weekend, bravo.  If not, make some.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's been quiet here

With my real job very busy right now with extended hours and otherwise getting ready to go camping, I have no time for my hobby.  BUT, in preparation for my vacation next, I did look at the weather for next week up in Algonquin:

Sunday’s okay.  Maybe a chance of afternoon showers/t-showers
Monday’s warmer.  Also a chance of afternoon showers/t-showers
Tuesday’s warmer and a higher chance of showers/t-storms.
Wednesday’s scattered showers and getting cooler
Thursday & Friday, clearer but cooler.

But most worrisome:  Biting insects are in full force in the region.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Update to Chance of showers

It's included in Env. Can. 11 AM forecast:
Today, 2 July: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 28. UV index 8 or very high.