Thursday, August 16, 2012

The final days of summer?

The end is near, but not here just yet. The mornings tell the tale of a changing season. Walking the dog now is done as the sun is coming up which each day getting a little later. The one thing I notice is the heavy dew that settles on everything as the longer nights begin to establish themselves. The third thing is our overnight lows have quietly slipped into the teens. I recorded 16C (61F) here on L'Ile Perrot just before the 5:58 sunrise this morning. We are at about 14 hours of daylight and loosing 2 to 3 minutes per day.

Jacques Villeneuve in the rain in 2008 on the course named after his dad. It looks like dry weather for this Saturdays NASCAR event.
It is not all doom and gloom, the weather has been about near normal for August. There has been lots of sunshine, and what rain that has fallen, about 50mm At Trudeau, has come in brief shots. Even last weekend which was forecast to be a washout turned out to have more sun than cloud. This brings us to the current forecast which is showing nothing but sunshine for the region today. Temperatures will settle in to the 27C (80F) mark by late afternoon. Clouds will develop overnight as a cold front approaches the Valley. Showers and perhaps a thunderstorm for Friday before late clearing and a sunny but cooler weekend. Temperatures will feel a little like fall this weekend with highs around 23C and lows dropping to 14C. Look for sunshine from Saturday into the middle of next week. The forecast means a dry NASCAR NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday. Good news for a race that has been tormented by rain every year since 2008. The only 100% dry event was the first one in 2007. I know because I have sat in the rain each year! Lets hope we have a dry green to checkers event this year.

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