Category Archives: Weather

Snowy And Cool

Well  called for a bad storm last night and it looked as if it was heading our way but so far only got about six inches or so.  Could get more as one just don’t really know living here in Port Loring.  We get a lot of storms that come off Lake Huron .  Got the old shop stove going and once the snow ends will get at the driveway cleaning.  Yep winter is here.  Talk Soon.

December 1First Coldest Day So Far

Well you can always tell that we live in the great white north when you wake up to -10 Below 0 F Temperatures.  Which is -23 below, powers that be, scale.  I asked the wife to plug the car in before she came in yesterday and this morning I got to thinking if I plugged the other end in to the shop.  Sure enough the car was plugged in but not where there was power.  Oh well I do make sure it has enough antifreeze in the old girl, not the wife mind ya,  the car,  so it should be ok.  Just that when it’s plugged in it starts a lot easier and things.  Just takes a bit of hydro that’s all.  I could cut back there if it became an issue.   Got the shop stove going and stoked up the furnace in the house and things are warming up in here.  One just don’t like to get out from under the covers on mornings like this. Oh well joys of country living and we love it, keeps one healthy.  Talk soon.

Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Well got up to more snow here this morning, I guess we got about six to eight inches of the white stuff. We just love it the wife and I, as we don’t got to go anywhere. Thing about being self efficient, we put enough away to last us all winter if need be and then some. If one really thinks about it you save all way round. The folks in the city could also do what we do and it would save them a bundle, as they wouldn’t be running to the corner store for this and that every day. Just the savings on gas in todays world, is something not to take lightly. But to each their own I guess. Sure looks pretty out there with all the snow hanging from the hug pines. I put out two big bags of suet for the birds and they are just lovin it. Get a lot of Woodpeckers of all kinds and Nuthatches around here and they drop by for a morning meal. Nice to sit here with a tea and look out every day> I don’t know why any one wouldn’t sooner have a life like this, than all the hustle and bustle. Do what you want, when you want and not being told to do this, or do that. It’s possible, one just has to take the right road in life. Well, guess I will go and put a log on the fire, got the shop stove going earlier, so it’s nice and warm in there and ready for me to do some work, if the urge hits. Talk Soon.

Brisk Morning Here In Port Loring

Well I got  to tell ya a feller might have to put on an extra tea-shirt this morning going outside, I know I had to getting the shop stove going. Got down to around 1 Degree old scale last night or I guess I will say it -17 C.  Hmm Now doesn’t 1 degree sound a lot better. That’s what I keep saying all this metric does is fool people into believing things that aren’t true.  Oh well their choice or should say the Powers to be choice as we didn’t have any say in it.  Got to go to town this morning so guess get things in order for the trip.  Talk soon and keep warm.

Almost A Full Moon

Well we almost have a Full Moon out there,  will be here tomorrow.  Walking back from the shop tonight I spotted it up above and with that showing itself it will sure make for a cold night.  Usually one can tell what the months weather will be if he or she takes notes on what the weather is on a full moon.  As what ever it is then that’s what you will pretty well have for the coming month.  So that’s a pretty good  estimate in my eyes.  I have used that way of telling the weather for over 50 years now and well, most the time it’s right,  but you know,  Mother Nature has a way of sending us what ever she wants.  This morning the smoke from the chimney was just hanging in the air and heading towards the ground. One can sure tell when the smoke does that, that it’s going to be a cold day.  Also good way to tell us to put on an extra shirt.   The next full moon is two days before Christmas, the 23rd.  Talk Soon.

Warm Day Here Today

Well not much going on here today. Had a bit of rain last night and early this morning, a few accidents I hear up near HWY 11 next to HWY 522.  Guess that rain must have froze a wee bit.  Nothing worse than freezing rain for driving I have found.  Did some shop work today and that was pretty much my day. Maybe tomorrow I will come upon some things to write about.  Talk Soon.

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Temperature: 35.1 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    73.4 F Hi 77.2 F  9/11 19:10  
                    Lo 13.5 F 18/11  7:13           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   77 % Hi   98 % 20/11  6:11      33 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   34 % 17/11 15:28           Lo   32 % 17/11 19:42  
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      43 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   34 F 19/11  5:36  
Wind Gust:036NE @  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:036NE @  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  36 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.08 in Total:32.56 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Steady at 29.18 in  30.06 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Sunny

Wet Night

Well had a cool morning but then temperatures rose all day up to around 36 now.  Also windy with rain.  Talk Soon.

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Temperature: 36.7 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    72.7 F Hi 77.2 F  9/11 19:10  
                    Lo 13.5 F 18/11  7:13           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   86 % Hi   97 % 12/11 18:41      34 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   34 % 17/11 15:28           Lo   32 % 17/11 19:42  
  Dew Point:   34 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      43 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   34 F 19/11  5:36  
Wind Gust:181 S @  7.6 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:181 S @  6.3 mph      Wind Chill:  28 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.00 in Total:32.48 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Falling at 29.03 in  29.91 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Rain

Getting Colder

Well started off with a nice day but ended up getting a bit cold.  But we live in the north so it’s expected.   Even got a bit of snow starting to fall out there now.  Worked in the shop most the day on some Flutes and that will be the case I suspect for the next month or so.  Old wood stove in the shop is doing its job along with the one in the house.  Nothing to complain about here tonight.  Talk Soon

Warm Day Here In Port Loring

Well a pretty nice day here again. Sunshine and temperatures got up to around 50 or so. Can’t beat that for this time of the year. Worked in the shop today on some Flutes and things. Darn old cedar still bugging me though. Oh well if that is all I have to complain about I am no to bad off. Tomorrow colder weather heading out way. Talk Soon.

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Temperature: 38.3 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    73.0 F Hi 77.2 F  9/11 19:10
                    Lo 23.2 F  7/11 19:35           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25
   Humidity:   68 % Hi   97 % 12/11 18:41      42 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   34 %  6/11 21:27
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      48 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39
Wind Gust:[email protected]  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54
      Avg:[email protected]  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  39 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.00 in Total:32.48 in since  1/ 1  0:00
Barometer: Steady at 28.67 in  29.55 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Sunny

Nice Day

Well had a nice day here temperatures got up there a bit today and well, it was just a nice day to be outside.  I kept busy in the shop working on a few Flutes and things.  Got to say this year I sort of took an allergic reaction to white cedar for some reason. Kind of makes one feel like he is catching a cold but in reality he isn’t.  Guess I might have to switch to another type of wood. Thinking Basswood once I get these done that I have on the go. Such is life, as it is never with out something to stew over.  Talk soon.

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Temperature: 42.1 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    75.7 F Hi 77.2 F  9/11 19:10  
                    Lo 23.2 F  7/11 19:35           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   81 % Hi   97 % 12/11 18:41      38 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   34 %  6/11 21:27  
  Dew Point:   37 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      48 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39  
Wind Gust:218SW @  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:218SW @  2.2 mph      Wind Chill:  43 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.04 in Total:32.48 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Steady at 28.85 in  29.73 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Rain

Warming Up A Bit

Well not to bad of a day. Most all the snow that we had yesterday is gone now.   Still got to keep the old wood furnace going though.  Talk Soon.

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Temperature: 28.8 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    73.2 F Hi 77.2 F  9/11 19:10  
                    Lo 23.2 F  7/11 19:35           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   77 % Hi   96 %  6/11  0:50      34 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   34 %  6/11 21:27  
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      43 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39  
Wind Gust:353 N @  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:353 N @  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  28 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.00 in Total:32.44 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Falling at 29.32 in  30.20 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Cloudy

Not To bad A Day Weather Wise

Well had a pretty good day here today, a bit of sun, some clouds and temperatures even got up there a wee bit. Still got the home fires burning though and might say they feel good too. Talk Soon.

WX200 ff:            localhost:9753   9/11 18:14:43
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Temperature: 35.1 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    74.7 F Hi 76.6 F  2/11 17:55
                    Lo 23.2 F  7/11 19:35           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25
   Humidity:   85 % Hi   96 %  6/11  0:50      37 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   34 %  6/11 21:27
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      46 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39
Wind Gust:[email protected]  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54
      Avg:[email protected]  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  36 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.04 in Total:32.44 in since  1/ 1  0:00
Barometer: Steady at 29.21 in  30.09 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Partly Cloudy

Sunny But Cold

Well not  a bad day here had some sunshine, clouds along with some snow. Nothing that accumulated though. Worked a bit in the shop and kept the home fires burning.  Talk soon.

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Temperature: 24.3 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    72.7 F Hi 76.6 F  2/11 17:55  
                    Lo 23.7 F  2/11  7:42           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   58 % Hi   96 %  6/11  0:50      36 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   34 %  6/11 21:27  
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      45 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39  
Wind Gust:357 N @  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:357 N @  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  25 F   Lo:   1 F  6/11 23:17  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.12 in Total:32.40 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Steady at 29.29 in  30.17 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Sunny

Cool Night

Well went out to the shop and put a log on the fire to keep it warm for tomorrow so I can do some work.  Still snowing out there tonight with some high winds.  Not that far from the house to the shop but I was glad to get to the shop and back.  Sure is a nice feeling having a warm house with a basement full of dry wood.   Not sure why but has always been that way for me.   The old wood furnace here in the house is doing its job also.  I will enter a few things here each night which I have taken from my our weather station.   For more info one can just click on the link for the weather station.  Talk soon.

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Temperature: 33.3 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    71.8 F Hi 76.6 F  2/11 17:55  
                    Lo 23.7 F  2/11  7:42           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   84 % Hi   96 %  6/11  0:50      37 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   36 %  3/11 15:15  
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      45 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39  
Wind Gust:[email protected] 12.3 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:[email protected] 11.0 mph      Wind Chill:  18 F   Lo:   9 F  6/11 17:42  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.39 in Total:32.40 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Rising at 28.85 in  29.73 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Sunny

Wet Day

Well wet day here in Port Loring.  Might get a bit of snow later on but think it might have to drop a bit in temperatures first.  See how the night goes along.  Was sunny here this morning but clouded up and rained this afternoon with a bit of thunder and lightning a few minutes ago.   But we are warm and dry so what more can a fellow and gal ask for.  Talk soon.

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Temperature: 40.8 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    70.0 F Hi 76.6 F  2/11 17:55  
                    Lo 23.7 F  2/11  7:42           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   91 % Hi   93 %  5/11 19:39      39 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   36 %  3/11 15:15  
  Dew Point:   39 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      45 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39  
Wind Gust:[email protected]  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:[email protected]  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  41 F   Lo:  14 F  1/11  6:24  
Rain Rate: 0.04 in/h  Yesterday: 0.00 in Total:32.28 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Steady at 28.50 in  29.38 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Rain

Some Thing New Port Loring Weather

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Temperature: 32.4 F Hi 61.5 F 31/10 14:24    73.9 F Hi 76.6 F  2/11 17:55  
                    Lo 23.7 F  2/11  7:42           Lo 61.0 F  2/11  8:25  
   Humidity:   70 % Hi   87 % 31/10 20:52      37 % Hi   46 % 31/10 13:12  
                    Lo   35 % 31/10 14:31           Lo   36 %  3/11 15:15  
  Dew Point:   32 F Hi   46 F 31/10 19:35      46 F Hi   52 F  2/11 17:46  
                    Lo   32 F 31/10 14:50           Lo   36 F  2/11  6:39  
Wind Gust:276 W @  0.0 mph    Wind Gust Hi:[email protected] 26.2 mph   31/10 19:54  
      Avg:276 W @  0.0 mph      Wind Chill:  32 F   Lo:  14 F  1/11  6:24  
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/h  Yesterday: 0.00 in Total:31.85 in since  1/ 1  0:00  
Barometer: Rising at 29.00 in  29.88 in  sea; 12-24hr forecast: Partly Cloudy

A Bit Of Sunshine

Well,  sleepy day here in the small town of Port Loring.  Been sitting here with a tea and not much traffic going by, but then,  this time of year there never is.  Sundays in this small town seems to be a bit like the old days,  as everyone takes it easy and things, the way it should be.  Weather here today is sunny so far with a few clouds. But colder and some snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.  One station was even calling for three to six inches of the white stuff over night. Hmm have to see about that, but one never knows living here in the North.  44 degrees here at 10:06 AM.   Weather station is working good since my son fixed it so that is a plus. Lot of folks have called saying that they liked the weather site and it has been an asset to the area,  so that makes us feel good.  Talk Soon

Port Loring Weather Station Up Date

Hi folks well my son has got the old weather station fixed up here and it is uploading for all to see again.  I am sure lucky I got a feller that can fix these problems when they arise.  Weather today here is sunny and warm for a change.  Temperatures got up to around 56 Degrees, almost summer.   For more Details you can now go to the weather site and have a look as there is a link to it here on the Blogs main page.  Talk Soon

Port Loring Weather Station

Woke up to a heavy white frost this morning.  Got cool,  as temperatures were down to around 29F this morning.  At noon today its up to 44 Degrees so a bit warmer.  Was thinking that I might be coming down with a cold yesterday so took some Linden Blossom tea,  seemed to stop it in its tracks.  Old recipe from Germany that my old Grandfather used.  Seems its a cure for the common cold and well it has fixed me in time of need.  You will have to try it sometime.  One just needs to find a Basswood tree and pick the blossoms when they come out in bloom.  If you ever need info on them let me know.  Forecast today at noon: Sunshine, 45 degrees, Barometer rising and sitting at 29.47 inHG, Humidity is 53%, Winds are from the South at around 8 MPH.  Talk soon

Weather Station Info

Well temperatures have dropped here in this small town of Port Loring. But its the sign of whats to come. Old wood furnace is still perkin away and sure feels good when you come in from outside. Nothing like wood heat to take the chill out of ones bones. I should mention here that our weather station is down for a wee bit as my son is working on it. Should be back up and running come the weekend or shortly after. At any rate the weather today is sunny with a few clouds. Winds up to 30MPH Gusts.  NW winds.  Barometer 29.15 and rising. Weather Forecast, Sunny with a few clouds.  Outside temperatures at noon is 41 Degrees with humidity at 40%.   Talk Later.

Windy Day.

Well another pretty nice day here just a bit windy. Winds are from the South around 10 to 30 MPH so enough wind to blow a fellows hat off once and awhile. Lots of sunshine today but they say temperatures are going to drop over night. High today was around 61 degrees. Had the old wood furnace perkin away here this morning but kind of let it die out this afternoon. So might be a pretty nice night for the trick-er treaters. We don’t get to many up here in this area as there isn’t that many young ones. I think the most we have had since we moved here would be around ten. So we don’t have to spend to much on goodies. I did managed to clean up the last of my leaves today and put them in the garden. Once done I got out the tiller and worked them in so the wind didn’t blow them away on me. Can’t get anything better for a vegetable gardens than dry leaves. Talk Later

Nice Day

Well had a nice day here for a change.  Sun was shinning for most the  day. Temperatures were a bit cool though, but did get up to around 49 degrees after a frost early this morning when I got up.  Winds were out of the west, light.   This afternoon I took advantage of the good weather and cleaned the chimney in the house and outside.  Then cleaned the eve troughs and took off the one out back, as in some cases it stops leaks in the house through out the winter,  when ice backs up the water.  Tried it last year and problem solved,  so guess now its a yearly thing before it gets to cold.  I also piled up some firewood I had laying around out back, so not a bad day all and all.   Talk Soon.

Nice Day Here

Well sun is just a shinning for a change. Cold though, as temperatures got down to around 28 last night with a white frost to wake up to.  Good for sleeping though.  Winds are out of the NW light.   Also calling for sunshine for tomorrow so might get to doing some outside work.   Got the old wood furnace going all day,  put in a few pieces of Ash this morning to get the house warmed up. Sure can tell the difference when you put a piece of that in.  One thing about living here in the country in the middle of no where it sure looks pretty.  I just can’t seem to get enough of it.   Talk soon.

Guess

Yep you guessed it. Rained here all day again. Oh well had a dry summer so the old trees and thing needs to store up for winter.  Reason for everything they say.   Temperatures got up to 45 today with winds out of the NW, light.   I had about four cords of white oak that I got from a good friend a couple years ago so put it in the basement for winter. I don’t know about that stuff as it just wouldn’t burn.  It was dry enough but just wouldn’t burn.  After burning firewood for heat for over fifty years never had such a thing. So I came up with a plan today. Went out to the wood shed and brought in my splitting ax and went to work. Managed to split the whole four cords so I got to tell  you there should be no problem now with burning it. Should be good enough for kindling, just kindin. On another note the leaves off all the hardwoods have pretty well had their day.  Sure was pretty this Fall taking them all in. One thing about up here we have about two scenes to take in. First the Maples come on with all their splendor, then the white birch and tamarack start loosing their leaves and needles.  I just can’t seem to get enough of it.     Talk Later.