Week of Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 31 Jun 01
High 24 23 13 14 21 18 21
Low 14 12 9 11 11 10 12

For those wondering, I’m afraid the temperatures shown above for the past few weeks have not been accurate. It’s actually been quite a bit cooler.

I get usually get my weather data from Weather Underground. This site is community-based and relies on volunteers. Unfortunately, as weather stations go up and down, users like me get punted to the closest most reliable weather station. I can generally get a reliable history for Wasaga Beach or Collingwood, but our local observers have missed reporting data recently, so I’m now getting data from Markham (Buttonville Airport) as the most reliable continuous source of observations. Hopefully this will resolve itself soon.

I’m just geeky enough that I may need to setup my own weather station and try and be a reliable supplier of underground weather data for Wasaga Beach assuming I can keep this website going.

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 – East of 18th street – the waves have created an inlet here. In previous years there was 30 feet of beach from the grass to the shoreline, but this year the water level is so high there is no beach to walk on – I’ve helped create a trail through the grass.
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 – This picture shows how serious the high water is. No beach at all.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 – Getting the tent ready for Jamie’s camping trip after the Jean Vanier prom.
Thursday, May 30th, 2019 – Looking east from near 13th street
Thursday, May 30th, 2019 – near 13th street looking west – the ski hills (now free of snow) and Collingwood visible across the Nottawasaga Bay.
Saturday, June 1st, 2019 – Taken along the boardwalk just west of beach one – some of the posts from the volleyball nets are underwater this year.

Week of Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25
High 20 19 19 14 26 22 19
Low 9 9 6 10 9 12 11

It started to become apparent this week that 2019 will be a  different kind of summer with high water and a shrinking beach.

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 – This picture taken on a beautiful Sunday morning – looking west along the beach from the 18th street entrance.


Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 – the ducks are back! I caught these guys sleeping and was able to sneak up without scaring them. This time of year they are still afraid of people. By September, I’ll need to kick them to get them out of the way. (just joking – I don’t kick ducks 🙂
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 – This picture shows how insane the water levels are. Usually the shore line would be 30 feet to the left/north. You can see where waves have crashed up eroding areas with grass and trees that were previously safe from waves during periods with north-west winds.
Friday, May 24th, 2019 – Just east of 18th street looking east. No beach to walk on this year.

Week of Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18

Weather underground let me down this week I’m afraid. No weather stations near Wasaga Beach have accurate historical climate data.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 – taken east of beach one along the boardwalk. Piping Plovers nesting area in the foreground with the blue mountains in the background across the bay.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 – last year there was vegetation here and the water was ~20 feet further out.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 – silt is building up along the shore. Unfortunately expect the water will continue to rise and the silt will only get worse as it does.
Friday, May 17th, 2019 – looking east from the 18th street entrance to the beach.
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 – someone has been busy building an elaborate sand castle near 14th street.