The first half of August was hot and very dry that transitioned to a second half which provided more near normal temperatures and two precipitation events near the end of the month that slightly improved our parched conditions.
For the month as a whole in terms of temperature, August was warmer (+0.7 C) than the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province.
In terms of temperature, July was warmer (+0.9 C) than the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. Precipitation in July continued to be on the dry side with 85 % of the 30-year climate normal. We have yet to see a month in 2020 with above normal precipitation and the last time this happened was December 2019.
Effective Friday, July 3, residents of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) can travel within the four provinces without the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days. Here are more details on travel information from the GNB website: English Français
After a month of May that saw climate extremes ranging from record snowfalls to record heat, June kept up the climate extremes and brought more record heat and record drought.
Four sites surpassed their all-time maximum temperatures and several sites also reported their driest or top 5 driest month on record.
If you plan to wear a face mask, it's vital that you learn the right way to use and re-use it. To help with that, Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and dont's.
(P.S. Click on the video link below, not the one on the left)
Looking for something to do while waiting out COVID-19 at home? You can listen - in real time - as three NASA astronauts experienced REAL isolation, and relied on radio to get them through their disaster. This website replays the Apollo 13 mission as it happened, 50 years ago. It consists entirely of historical material, all timed to Ground Elapsed Time--the master mission clock. Footage of Mission Control, film shot by the astronauts, and television broadcasts transmitted from space have been painstakingly placed to the very moments they were shot during the mission, as has every photograph taken, and every word spoken.
Upcoming new repeaters and zone changes were among the highlights of the 2019 Fall meeting of the IRG, along with a "heads-up" of two important province-wide exercises coming during October. And as always, good conversations and good food were enjoyed by the approximately two dozen members present.