Thanksgiving Forecast – Haliburton County – Maple Lake, Ontario – Weekend and Long-Range Forecast – 10.08- 10.15
Ξ October 9th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, fall colours, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, weather |
Here is your Thanksgiving Forecast for the southern Ontario area with a focus on Haliburton Highland’s cottage country.
Thursday evening – Friday morning
The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands on Friday is an expected high of 52° F. There will be cloudy with showers conditions through afternoon when light rain is expected through the evening with cloudy with showers/light rain conditions continuing and a nighttime low of 41°F.
Expect a sunny day on Saturday with the high a brisk 46°F. Expect a low overnight of about 36°F.
The Thanksgiving weekend continues with isolated showers on Sunday and a high of 43°F. Evening temperatures will yield to a low of 37°F.
Rounding out the long weekend on Monday the forecast calls for a cloudy day with showers and a high of 39°F. Overnight lows are expected to go down to 34°F.
Tuesday, look for another sunny day (2 in one week!). Temperatures are only set to be a high of 43°F. Better make sure the winter blankets, quilts and comforters are at the ready as the low temperatures overnight on Tuesday are plunging down to 22°F.
Wednesday, expect cloudy periods and a high of only 36°F . Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to 20°F.
Rain with a snowy mix is in the forecast for Thursday with a high of 34°F . Thursday, the overnight lows are to be about 27°F.
Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great week!
History of Thanksgiving in Canada
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been futilely attempting to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did, however, establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This event is widely considered to be the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first official Thanksgiving to occur in North America. More settlers arrived and continued the ceremonial tradition initiated by Frobisher, who was eventually knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay now known as Iqualuit.
It should be noted that the 1578 ceremony was not the first Thanksgiving as defined by First Nations tradition. Long before the time of Martin Frobisher, it was traditional in many First Nations cultures to offer an official giving of thanks during autumnal gatherings. In Haudenasonee culture, Thanksgiving is a prayer recited to honor “the three sisters” (i.e., beans, corn and squash) during the fall harvest.