Chance of showers or flurries this Halloween

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Meteorologists with The Weather Network are calling for a fairly decent weekend ahead of Halloween, but that trick-or-treaters may have to bundle up next Tuesday.Meteorologist Dayna Vettese said that the forecast for the Fort St. John and surrounding area is calling for a decent weekend, with no precipitation expected. She said that area residents heading out to Halloween parties this weekend will likely need a sweater getting to and from any events.On Tuesday, Vettese said daytime highs will be hovering around the 5 degree area, and will dropping to around the freezing mark by the time trick-or-treaters begin making the rounds. She added that there is a chance of an isolated shower or flurry during the later hours of the evening.- Advertisement -Looking further ahead Vettese said that the weather pattern is expected to change, with a big drop in temperatures during the first week of November. She explained that a mass of cold air is expected to move down from the Arctic, extending from Northern B.C. through to southern Manitoba. That cold air will bring daytime highs closer to -5 degrees, with colder temperatures at night and a risk of more flurries.Vettese added that this weekend will likely be the last chance of above freezing temperatures for at least the next few weeks.last_img read more

Gallen sets impressive new PB at Scottish Championships

first_imgLIFFORD STRABANE AC juvenile athletes Adrienne Gallen and Jude McCrossan made the selection for the NI and Ulster Team which will travel to England to compete in the U15 and U17 Championships in Bedford at the end of August in the hammer and discus events. This selection is a fitting reward for these two young athletes who will have the opportunity to compete against the UK’s top athletes in this the last competition of a very long but extremely successful season.Jude recently represented Ireland in Swansea at the SIAB Schools’ International, placing just out of the medal zone with a well-deserved personal best. This athlete will travel to Scotland at the weekend to compete in the Scottish U17 Championships.At the U13 & U15 Scottish Championships Adrienne Gallen took Gold in the U15 Girls Discus and in the Hammer event placed a very impressive second overall to take Silver behind the UK’s number 1 Lily Murray with a new personal best time of 54.42M which is also the new U18 NI record.In the U13 Girls Discus Caoimhe Gallen picked up a silver medal with a personal best throw of 24.42m in what is a relevantly new event for this young athlete.  Caoimhe also competed in the U13 Girls Javelin were she placed sixth overall.Elsa Moore, Jaime McGinley and Orla McGinley all competed in the U13 Girls 800M.  All 3 girls had great runs, winning their individual heats with Elsa placing fourth overall out of a total of 40 race entrants.  This was a great experience for these young athletes of which we no doubt will see more of in the future. News from the roads, we had a few of our senior athletes attending 2 road races on Sunday 11th August.At the Monaghan 10 and 5 Miler Lifford Strabane AC had 4 senior athletes participating in the 10 miler whilst 5 senior athletes opted for the 5 mile race.The race itself was well supported with 450 finishers for the 10 miler & 135 finishers for the 5 miler.  Conditions were hot but windy.The athletes welcomed the water stations as they made their way twisting & turning around the rolling inclines taking in the picturesque village of Ballinode before finishing in the centre of Monaghan town.Just back from injury Michael McGrinder was first to the finish line for the club placing second in the M50+ Category in a superb time of 67:38. Solo female athlete Lorraine McGrinder was next to the line for the club running a merited personal best time of 82:28PB. Mickey McCurdy 86:17 and Eddie Breslin 99:57. In the 5 mile race it was Maddy McCurdy who first crossed the finish line for the club in a time 46:32 followed closely by Catherine Breslin in 46:33.Running a personal best time of 47:35PB was Laura Fowler.  Edel McCauley 48:34 followed by Teresa Kirk who also ran a personal best time of 50:27PB.In Dublin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon/AAI National Half Marathon Championship 2019, making a return to racing after a prolonged injury senior athlete Claire Keys had a great run to finish with a personal best time of 1:47:36 – a PB.Gallen sets impressive new PB at Scottish Championships was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more