Despite the prospect of a wet Desjardins Expo Ormstown right up until the parade started down Mainstreet on Thursday evening, the clouds parted just in time, and the sun shone pretty much through the event to greet the fair back after a two-year absence. Saturday was pretty much perfect with a high of 25 degrees Celsius, sunny throughout with puffy clouds high in the sky and low humidity.
The average temperature for June now stands at 17.1 degrees Celsius, up slightly from the week before at 16.9 C, but still below the normal for the month at 18.6 C. The average temperature is sure to rise in the coming week with a few days reaching up towards 30 degrees Celsius towards the end.
There was 32 mm of rain in the last week, which put a good amount of rain into the fields and gardens, and threatened the fun at the fair until the last moment. That brings the month-to-date total to 39 mm, which is about normal.
The corn heat units (CHU) kept pace with 224 CHU accumulated so far in June, which is slightly below where it should be, but will start to move toward the normal for the month (655 CHU) with the warmer temperatures coming up. The total for the season now stands at 622 CHU.
The cannery peas look in excellent shape, and the corn is poised to stretch its legs with some heat. The same for the strawberries – with a bit of warmth, they’ll be on top of some shortbread in no time!