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A lot Cooler on the Prairie today

By: plapman, 12:44 PM GMT on September 30, 2007

Today will become cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this morning then clearing late this afternoon. The winds will be northwesterly at 30 km/h gusting to 50. A high of only 16 is forecast.
Tonight will be clear with fog patches developing overnight as the wind becomes light this evening. an overnight low of plus 1 is predicted.
Our shortlived warm spell yesterday is over. Yesterdays official high was 27.4 / 81.3 f. It was nice while it lasted.
The queen of the prairies has a decision to make. She has been offered a better paying job, but is very loyal to her present employer. She's in quite a state.

Updated: 1:05 PM GMT on October 01, 2007

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Warm and Windy on the Prairie.

By: plapman, 1:09 PM GMT on September 29, 2007

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods with a southerly flow at 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. A high of 27 is forecast.
Tonight will bring a few clouds as the wind dissapates this evening and swings to the northwest at 20 overnight. an overnight low of 11 is expected.
There sure a re a lot of geese in the area now. Every morning they leave the little lake here and head to fields for feed. There are 1000's congregating here waiting to head further south for the winter.



Updated: 12:44 PM GMT on September 30, 2007

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Warming for the Weekend

By: plapman, 1:26 PM GMT on September 28, 2007

Todaywill be sunny with cloudy periods.The wind will become southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. A high of 20 is expected.
Tonight will bring a few clouds as the southeasterly continues at 30 km/h gusting to 50. An overnight low of 12 is forecast.

Updated: 1:09 PM GMT on September 29, 2007

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Still Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:57 PM GMT on September 27, 2007

Today will see a mix of sun and cloud with northwesterly winds at 20 km/h this morning. A high of 16 is forecast.
Tonight will bring clearing this evening with fog patches developing near midnight as the wind becomes light. An overnight low of plus 1 with the risk of frost is expected.

Updated: 1:27 PM GMT on September 28, 2007

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Cloudy, Damp but Comfortable on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:56 PM GMT on September 26, 2007

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 40% chance of showers. The wind will become westerly at 20 km/h early this afternoon. A high of 18 is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy as the 40% chance of showers early this evening continues. An ovenight low of 7 is forecast.

Updated: 12:57 PM GMT on September 27, 2007

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A Damp , Cool Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:01 PM GMT on September 25, 2007

Today will remain cloudy with a 40% chance of drizzle early this morning. There will be clearing this afternoon with a high of 14 expected.
Tonight will bw clear with increasing cloudiness overnight as the low reaches 6.
I guess this will be the last day we'll see more sunlight than darkness for another 6 months. By tomorrow the length of sunlight will dip below the 12 hour mark and slowly work its way to about 8 hours in December.

Updated: 12:56 PM GMT on September 26, 2007

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Cloudy, Cool and Damp on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:12 PM GMT on September 24, 2007

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this morning and then a few showers this afternoon. The winds will be northerly at 30 km/h this morning as the temp remains steady around 13.
Tonight the showers will continue as the wind becomes light. An overnight low of 6 is forecast.

Sunrise: 7:22
Sunset: 19:29

Updated: 1:01 PM GMT on September 25, 2007

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Warm on the Prairie Today

By: plapman, 12:49 PM GMT on September 23, 2007

Today will bring increasing cloudiness later this morning. A high of 27 is forecast.
Tonight there will be showers or thunderstorms with approx. 5 mm expected. An overnight low of 15 is forecast.
I guess I'll have to turn the heat off and the aire back on for today.
Autumn officially started today at 4:23 am. The days are getting shorter here on the prairie by about 4 minutes a day.


Sunrise 7:20
Sunset 19:31

Updated: 1:12 PM GMT on September 24, 2007

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Sunny and Comfortable on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:53 PM GMT on September 22, 2007

Today will be sunny with southerly winds at south 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this afternoon. A high of 22 is forecast
Tonight will remain clear as the wind becomes light this evening. An overnight low of 8 is expected.


Sunrise: 7:19
Sunset: 19:33

Updated: 12:48 PM GMT on September 23, 2007

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Cloudy with Showers

By: plapman, 12:24 PM GMT on September 21, 2007

Today will be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers early this morning which should end this afternoon.
We will see clearing late this afternoon. The winds will be from the northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. A high of 16 is expected.
Tonight will remain clear as the wind becomes light near midnight. An overnight low of 4is forecast.
Currently on my street



Sunrise 7:17 Sunset 19:35

Updated: 12:52 PM GMT on September 22, 2007

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Rainy and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:01 PM GMT on September 20, 2007

Today will be cloudy with showers beginning early this morning and a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. The wind will become southeast 20 km/h early this morning. A high of 15 is expected.
Tonight will see more cloudy periods with fog patches developing this evening and dissipating overnight. An overnight low of 8 is forecast.
I got wet walking to work this morning. I never put the rain pants on and water ran off the jacket down the front of my jeans. Brrrrr I guess it's made up for the nice evening last night here I took Buck for his dailt strut and got some photo's of the fall colors.

Updated: 12:23 PM GMT on September 21, 2007

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Clear and Mild on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:03 PM GMT on September 19, 2007

Today will see clearing late this morning except sunny with cloudy periods over western sections of the forecast area A high of 19 is forecast.
Tonight will be clear then increasing cloudiness overnight. An overnight low of 6 is predicted.
The geese are sure starting to get into flocks. Everytime I go out there are flocks moving to a new site.
Sunrise 7:14
Sunset 19:40




Updated: 1:01 PM GMT on September 20, 2007

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Cloudy and Damp on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:21 PM GMT on September 18, 2007

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of drizzle this morning and showers late this afternoon. There will be fog giving poor visibility at times early this morning. The winds will be from the northwest at 20 km/h. A high of 17 is expected.
Tonight will remain cloudy with the 30% chance of showers this evening continuing as the winds become light this evening. An overnight low of 7 is forecast.
Today
Sunrise 7:13 Sunset 19:42
Moonrise 15:17 Moonset 22:16


Updated: 1:05 PM GMT on September 19, 2007

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Warm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:57 PM GMT on September 17, 2007

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers late this afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm. A high of 28 is forecast
Tonight will be cloudy and the 30% chance of showers early this evening and the risk of a thunderstorm continues. It will clear near midnight bringing an overnight low of 11.
The BBQ turned out good, but company showed up and I never got the queen out for a walk.
The neighbor went on a fly-in elk hunting trip. It looks like he had great success with 6 sets of antlers being brought home with him and the rest of the crew.


Updated: 12:21 PM GMT on September 18, 2007

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Warm and Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:34 PM GMT on September 16, 2007

Today will be sunny with a southwesterly flow at 20 km/h this morning. A high of 27 is forecast.
Tonight will remain clear witk the wind dissapating near midnight. An overnight low of 11 is expected.
I've got some bison steaks thawing. It looks like a BBQ tonite. I'll have to talk the queen of the prairie into coming for a walk at the park, maybe get some pics of the geese.


Updated: 12:57 PM GMT on September 17, 2007

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A comfortable day on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:06 PM GMT on September 15, 2007

Today will see thr return of the sun with southerly winds at 30 km/h that will become light this afternoon. A high of 19 is predicted.
Tonight will remain clera with an overnight low of 7.


Updated: 1:32 PM GMT on September 16, 2007

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Cool but Warming on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:59 PM GMT on September 14, 2007

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods then clearing this afternoon. The may be showers from onshore winds this morning. A high of 13 is forecast.
Tonight will be clear with the wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h overnight. An overnight low of plus 3 is predicted.
It was a lot cooler west of here. Brandon had a temp of -5 this morning while Dauphin was -3. It looks like the weekend will bring a warming trend with a high of 27 forecast for Monday.


Updated: 2:06 PM GMT on September 15, 2007

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Cool, Wet and Windy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:02 PM GMT on September 13, 2007

Today will be cloudy with a few showers beginning early this morning. The winds will be westerly at 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 early this morning. A high of only 9 is forecast.
Tonight the showers will end then it will clear as the wind abates. Tonights low of plus 1 brings a risk of frost.
It turned out nice yesterday once the sun appeared. Buck the dog enjoyed his strut with a rabbit chase thrown in. It was a poor hunt on his part as the bunny out distanced him.

Updated: 12:59 PM GMT on September 14, 2007

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Cool , Damp and Cloudy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:58 PM GMT on September 12, 2007

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 60% chance of showers this morning. The winds will be from the south at 30 km/h becoming light this afternoon.A high of 17 is expected.
Tonight will remain cloudy with rain beginning this evening. An accumulation of 10 to 15 mm is expected.
The overnight low will be 7.
I'm off to the main office today for a retiremnet lunch. The guy has been here longer than me with 40 years under his belt.

Updated: 1:03 PM GMT on September 13, 2007

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Cool & Damp on the Praire

By: plapman, 1:00 PM GMT on September 11, 2007

Today will bring a few showers ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. The winds which are currently northwesterly at 30 km/h gusting to 50 will become light this afternoon. A high of 12 is expected.
Tonight will see a return to cloud and an overnight low of 4.
It was a cool damp walk to work this morning. The current temp is only 3, but it looks like Thursday and Friday will be even cooler with the long range forecast predicting a 0 for Thursdays overnight low. BRRRR


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Updated: 12:58 PM GMT on September 12, 2007

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Cool and Cloudy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:01 PM GMT on September 10, 2007

Today will bring increasing cloudiness and a 60% chance of showers this afternoon. The winds will be westerly at 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this afternoon. A high of 16 is predicted.
Tonight it will clear as the winds remain westerly at 30 km/h gusting to 50. An overnight low of plus 4 is forecast.
The long range forecast envisions cool weather on the prairie for the rest of the week. Buck the dog seems to enjoy this kind of weather as he doesn't play out on our daily walk.

Today is the first anniversary of the loss of my son-in-law. It's going to be hard on the daughter today, but she's strong and is rebuilding her life.

Updated: 1:00 PM GMT on September 11, 2007

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Cool and Damp on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:41 PM GMT on September 09, 2007

Today will become cloudy with a 60% chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon. There is a risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. A high of 17 is predicted.
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this evening.It will clear overnight. Fog patches may developeng overnight. A low of 5 is forecast.
Yesterday high was only 17. It made for good walking weather for Buck the dog. We added another mile to our trek and made 4 miles. It seems the gopher population has packed it in for the season. We never saw one. Buck the dog will have to rely on the kibble evne though its not his favorite food. lol

Updated: 1:01 PM GMT on September 10, 2007

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Cool, Cloudy and a risk of Frost on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:12 PM GMT on September 08, 2007

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and the usual 30 chance of showers this afternoon. A high of only 15 is predicted.
Tonight will start cloudy as the 30% chance of showers early this evening persists. There will be clearing overnight with a low of 4 and a risk of frost.
Autumn is surely here on the northern edge of the prairie.
I slept in this morning. It was 8:30 when I got up. I guess I shouldn't have waited for the quenn of the prairie to come home from work.


Updated: 12:40 PM GMT on September 09, 2007

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Cool and windy on the prairie

By: plapman, 12:59 PM GMT on September 07, 2007

Today will bring a few showers ending this morning then cloudy with 30% chance of showers. The winds will be westerly at 20 km/h then swinging to the northwest at 40 gusting to 60 this morning. A high of 17 is expected.
Tonight will remain cloudy as the 30% chance of showers continues.The northwesterly winds will diminish to 20 early this evening then become light this evening. An overnight low of 7 is predicted.
How about that EmmyRose! Hurahh for her.


Updated: 2:12 PM GMT on September 08, 2007

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Another nice day on the prairie.

By: plapman, 1:00 PM GMT on September 06, 2007

Today will bring increasing cloudiness and a high of 23.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and an overnight low of 11.
We had a small shower yesterday, just enough to fill some of Buck's water holes up. He met a new friend yesterday. A big rotti. It's funny when he gets close to a big dog how he seems to stretch to get more hieght. They got along well. The owner was a lady with 2 kids in tow and 1 in a stroller. They made quite a parade.


Updated: 12:59 PM GMT on September 07, 2007

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Humid and Mild on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:59 PM GMT on September 05, 2007

Today will be cloudy with a 70% chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm this morning. The winds will be northwesterly at 20 km/h early this afternoon. A high of 23 is expected.
Tonight will bring cloudy periods with the 70% chance of showers continuing early this evening. There will be clearing overnight with a low of 10 forecast.

It was a warm walk to work this morning. The temp is 24 and the humidity is 90%. I was dressed expecting showers but none appeared.


Updated: 1:00 PM GMT on September 06, 2007

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Warm and Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:14 PM GMT on September 04, 2007

Today will be sunny. There are currently some fog patches but I'm sure they will burn off. A high of 26 is forecast.
Tonight will start clear then clouds will move in overnight. An overnight low of 16 is expected.
The GGranddaughter was in for a couple of visits over the weekend. Is she ever growing. She has the bluest eyes I've seen.

Updated: 1:00 PM GMT on September 05, 2007

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Another warm day on the prairie

By: plapman, 1:12 PM GMT on September 03, 2007

Today will see a mix of sun and cloud wirh a 30% chance of showers early this morning and the risk of a thunderstorm. The winds will be southeasterly at 20 km/h this morning. A high of 28 is expected.
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of 11.
I had a bad night with Buck the dog last night. He was up every 2 hours to go outside. It's a scary awakening to have a 110 lb dog growl in your ear to let you know he wants out. lol

Today is the last day this year for the outdoor pool here. Splash Island will be drained for the winter. There having a special all day public swim from 10 am to 9 pm. The weather seems to be co-operating


Updated: 1:14 PM GMT on September 04, 2007

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A comfortable day on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:00 PM GMT on September 02, 2007

Today will be sunny with a high of 23.
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness and an overnight low of 12.
Yesterday was a warm one. The high was 33 with a humidex of 39. It made for good refreshment weather. The brother-in-law was in from Alberta so we had an improptu gathering at the mother-in-laws. The BBQ was brought out and a few cool ones topped off the evening.


Updated: 1:09 PM GMT on September 03, 2007

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A warm day on the prairie

By: plapman, 2:06 PM GMT on September 01, 2007

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud with the usual 30% chance of showers this afternoon. The winds will be southerly at 20 km/h early this morning. A high of 30 is predicted.
Tonight will see the cloudy periods and 30% chance of showers this evening continuing along with a risk of a thunderstorm. It will clear later this evening as the wind abates. A low of 13 is expected.

Yesterday was the queen of the prairies and my anniversery. Geez 39 years is a long time. We spent a quiet night at home but enjoyed a delivered dinner of ribs, salad, baked potato and veggies.

It looks like most of the harvest is complete. The local radio station was running a contest where a meal for 10 was delivered to the fields of the winner. I heard that that contest is ending this weekend.


Updated: 2:00 PM GMT on September 02, 2007

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