Week of September 29th

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 29 Sep 30 Oct 1 Oct 2 Oct 3 Oct 4 Oct 5
High 23.2 20.8 28.7 16.3 11.4 11.2 15.7
Low 7.5 11.0 14.7 8.3 7.9 1.5 -1.0

Note the new 0.1 degree resolution in temperature postings above. I’ve been frustrated trying to get accurate weather history for Wasaga Beach over the past several months and have been considering setting up my own weather station.

I recently learned that I can extract recent temperature data from down the street rather than being re-directed to Buttonville Airport for historical Wasaga Beach temperatures. I’ll rely on Glendale going forward.

Sunday, September 29th, 2019 – looking west across the beach two boardwalk.
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 – pool closed for the winter – back at our place on Rose court.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 – Looking west along the beach area two. Blue Mountains across the Bay.
Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – taken from the boardwalk east of beach one looking west at sunset.
Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – Looking east in the evening – beautiful spot east of the main beach.
Saturday, October 5th, 2019 –  East of beach one with the sun low on the horizon..
Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – The sandbags are telling – business owners expect a nasty Fall. Sandbags in place to avoid water coming in under the front door of shops along Beach drive when the weather turns nasty in November.



Week of September 22nd, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 22 Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 27 Sep 27 Sep  28
High 28 25 27 20 23 19 15
Low 17 16 10 10 9 7 12 6

September is my favorite month of the year. The beach is empty, and the days are generally nice and warm.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 – A warm, hazy Sunday – looking east toward beach one. The erosion to the beach is significant near 13th street. Last year the shoreline was definitely ~ 40-50 feet to the left.
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 – Walking back home along Shore Lane. Lots of people around for the weekend.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – The weather changed today with winds from the northwest so I was back to weaving my way along trails as opposed to walking on the beach. Even gentle winds make the beach impassible this year with the water being so high. Take east of 18th street looking northeast along the shore.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – Looking west toward Blue Mountain from near 18th street. It wasn’t particularly windy today, but the waves are breaking far from shore because the water is so shallow.
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – A recently renovated section of the boardwalk along beach area 2 looking west. Crazy how the beach is deserted even on a warm day this time of year.
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 – Rain clouds in the east. Taken looking east from near 16th street around lunch.
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 – Looking west from near beach 2. Despite all the erosion even mild west winds make the beach impassible in places this year.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – looking east towards beach area 2 near 13th street just before sunset.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – Looking across the may towards the Blue Mountains Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – Looking west towards the Blue Mountains
Thursday, September 26th, 2019 – Just after sunset on a windy Thursday looking across the bay.
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Taken Saturday evening – I have no idea why they call these the Blue Mountains – LOL!
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Saturday evening just after sunset
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Saturday evening just after sunset. Taken from the top of a sand dune just west of the 18th street beach entrance looking west towards the Blue Mountains.

Week of September 15th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep 20 Sep  21
High 17 18 23 22 23 24 27
Low 8 11 7 9 10 9 12

The days are pleasant and the nights are cool. Interesting to see how changing weather conditions are contributing to sand dunes off shore.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – I didn’t note the location, but this pictures was taken somewhere between 18th and 13th street looking NNE towards Christian Island.  You can see that the beach is very shallow 100+ feet from shore.


Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – Looking east across the beach near 13th street. Although the beach is being groomed by heavy equipment, you can see the effects of erosion from waves. In the early spring, the grass extended all the way to where the water is now. Now you need to be a mountain goat to climb the beach entrances at 13th street.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – These cottages known as “At the Sands” aka “Sandpiper Beach Resort” are near 13th street a short walk from beach one. They are popular with students. When my son was at Newmarket High School they booked these waterfront cottages for a post-graduation party – more details at http://wasagabeachcottagerental.com/
Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – Looking toward Blue Mountain across the Nottawasaga Bay – these shallow sand bars come and go day to day depending on wave action, but the seagulls love them!
Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – walking back home on Thursday, I circled back through the provincial park that runs across the Wasaga Beach shore line. This picture taken west of the west-end beach area 2 boardwalk. Hardly a person in sight.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – Taken with a telephoto lens. It’s hard to estimate distance across water, but this dog was at least 120 feet from shore (playing catch). The water is shallow despite the high water levels and there are more sand dunes cresting the surface than last year. I think that as the shoreline has eroded. The sand has stayed close to shore making the beach shallower (and warmer) than usual.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – Taken early morning looking inland just west of the Beach area 2 boardwalk near the main beach.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – A fancy new sign erected this summer at beach area one that I failed to point out before.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – walked back through the provincial park again today parallel to the beach. Fall colors are just a few weeks away.