Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Weather Report From Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS)



Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula

Yesterday started out very cold here on the south shore of Nova Scotia.My thermometer was showing a cold -18 at sun up....thankfully there was very little wind.The temps rose throughout the day and reached a seasonal normal high of -5°.The temps held close to that through the evening and were only down to -7 by midnight.A warming trend is on the way with highs in the plus double digits expected by the end of next week.Those temps are very unusual for here in Jan and it will be interesting to see if that prediction holds.
Unlike other parts of Atlantic Canada we have no snow cover here presently and it looks like we won't have any for awhile.This morning it is much warmer than yesterday and the forecast is for a little snow this evening changing to rain overnight.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:00AM AST):
Temperature: -5°
Wind: calm
Precip: none
Visual:

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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station)at publication time:
Temperature: -2.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.6 kPa rising
Humidity: 83 %
Wind Chill: -5
Dewpoint: -4.9°C
Wind: WSW 8 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 20 km/h. High zero.
Tonight..Cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning this evening
changing to a few rain showers overnight. Low minus 1 with
temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.
Sunday..A few showers ending in the morning then cloudy. High plus 2.


For the record
Yesterday's data:
Temps: high: -0.9 low: -15
Precip: none

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Weather Report From Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS)



Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula

It was very cold here yesterday with temps in the minus teens for the day.An improvement is expected today with temps reaching the normal range for this time of the year.The warmup is still in the forecast with plus temps expected by the weekend.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:45AM AST):
Temperature: -18°
Wind: calm
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station)at publication time:
Temperature: -14.6°C
Pressure / Tendency: 103.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 85 %
Wind Chill: -21
Dewpoint: -16.6°C
Wind: W 10 km/h

The forecast:
Today..Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of flurries this
afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this
afternoon. High minus 6.
Tonight..A few flurries ending overnight then clearing. Wind west 30
km/h. Low minus 10.
Saturday..Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries in
the afternoon. High minus 1.

For the record
Yesterday's data:
Temps: high: -9.1 low: -14.4
Precip: none

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Weather Report From Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS)


Jan 3,2008
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
While other areas of Atlantic Canada are buried in lots of snow that is not the case here at all.News reports have northern NS,most of NB and PE trying to dig out from a massive amount of snow with lots of wind making the task almost futile.
From the The Chronicle Herald (Jan 3,2008):
---'In Halifax, during the month of December, there were only five days in which the port city was free of any snowfall.'
----'In P.E.I., Summerside Police Chief David Poirier urged motorists to stay off the roads.
"Cruisers are on standby in case they are needed for emergencies, with plows available to get them to their destinations."
On the Island’s north shore, the winds were gusting at over 100 kilometres per hour.'
---'The high winds and blowing snow forced police to close a section of the Trans-Canada Highway near the border between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The low, flat area known as the Tantramar Marsh is notorious for hazardous driving conditions during winter storms.'
---'The poor conditions forced the closure of some businesses, universities and colleges and kept flights grounded or delayed for much of the day in Moncton, Charlottetown, Halifax and St. John’s, N.L.'

We had a pretty good day here yesterday with temps just slightly below freezing and a few light flurries for the daylight hours.It was quite windy,also.Our biggest problem here currently is ice on alot of the dirt roads and driveways.The paved streets are all clear.Temps yesterday dropped to -8° in the evening and almost double that in the overnight.This morning it is mostly clear and the wind has died out considerably.There is no great deal of precip in the forecast and the cold air that moved in last night will be shortlived.A warmup is expected to begin on the weekend with temps forecast to be about 5°C above normal by Monday.

For the record
Yesterday's data:
Temps: high: 6.2 low: -9.1
Precip: 1mm snow

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:00AM AST):
Temperature: -14°
Wind: light NW
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station)at publication time:
Temperature: -11.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Chill: -19
Dewpoint: -14.51°C
Wind: NNW 13 km/h

The forecast:
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods and 60 percent chance of flurries.
Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 8.
Tonight..Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low minus 15.
Friday..Sunny with cloudy periods and 40 percent chance of flurries.
Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High
minus 4 except zero along parts of the coast.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Report From Hoptoad Hill near Liverpool,NS


Jan 2,2008
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Yesterday was pretty good here for Jan 1 with temps above freezing for the better part of the day.A small disturbance moved into the area in the late evening and we had a short period of light snow which soon changed to rain.The rain was quite heavy throughout the night and most of the snow that was left from other storms is now gone.
This morning the temp is still above freezing,the cloud cover is breaking up and it is quite breezy.The mild temps won't be lasting much longer as a cold air mass is approaching and will soon be in place here.

For the record
Yesterday's data:
Temps -- high: 3.7 low: -6.5
Precip: rain 13.6mm

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~8:30AM AST):
Temperature: 2
Wind: brisk SW
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station)at publication time:
Temperature: 3.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 92 %
Dewpoint: 2.3°C
Wind: SW 38 km/h

The forecast:
Today..A few rain showers or drizzle changing to flurries this
morning. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60
becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 this morning. Temperature falling
to minus 1 this afternoon.
Tonight..Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 30
km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 11.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries.
Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 8.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Report From Hoptoad Hill near Liverpool,NS


Jan 1,2008
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Happy New Year!!! If you've been following my blog previously on Weather Underground,or you're new to reading my weather blog now that it's here on Blogspot,stay tuned and follow the topsy turvey weather reports from southwestern Nova Scotia.Sometimes it gets interesting and extreme.
As an example,yesterday was a mixed bag of everything.We started out with snow and freezing rain which changed to all rain in the mid-morning.The rain continued until around 3PM and then we had a few brief moments of sunshine.The temps began to drop once the clearing began and we were at the freezing mark by 5PM.Throughout the evening we had a few light flurries with temps just slightly below 0.....that was much better than previous New Year's Eves when we had extremely cold weather,snow or freezing rain.Good weather on Dec 31/Jan 1 is not the norm for us.
This morning it is sunny and a little on the cool side but not bad for Jan 1,however,there's another bout of snow and rain in the forecast for tonight.

Yesterday's data for the record:
Temps -- high: 3.7 low: -2.2
Precip: rain 15.7mm

Conditions here at publication time(~9:00AM AST):
Temperature: -8
Wind: calm
Precip: none
Visual:
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Latest conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station)at publication time:
Temperature: -4.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 77 %
Wind Chill: -11
Dewpoint: -7.51°C
Wind: WNW 24 km/h gust 41 km/h

The forecast:
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy this afternoon.
Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 early this afternoon.
High zero.
Tonight..Cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this evening changing
to rain near midnight. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 15
mm. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming
east 40 gusting to 60 this evening then becoming southwest 40 gusting
to 60 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 5 by morning.
Wednesday..A few rain showers or drizzle changing to a few flurries
in the afternoon. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind southwest 40 km/h
gusting to 60 becoming north 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon.
Temperature falling to zero in the afternoon.

Monday, December 31, 2007

What A Surprise...

the weatherman goofed once again.The 'Winter Storm Watch' has been cancelled and it is currently +3 and raining.
We like rain....there's no shovelling involved.
 
-Al

The Weather Report From Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS)


Dec 31,2007
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Yesterday was the calm before the storm.Temps were above freezing and there was lots of sun.This morning it is a completely different world out there with a combination of snow and freezing rain currently hitting our area.The streets are covered already and there's more on the way according to the weather advisory:

Queens County
4:13 AM AST Monday 31 December 2007
Winter storm watch for Queens County continued
This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A developing low pressure system currently south of Cape Cod is forecast to track northeastward along the coast of Nova Scotia today. Snow ahead of this system will spread across the region this morning. The storm is expected to give 20 to 25 centimetres of snow to the valley..Northern Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Highlands. In addition strong winds are expected to develop with this system and give an extended period of poor visibility in blowing snow. The Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is expected to get 10 to 15 centimetres of snow..With less on the south shore..Followed by a period of freezing rain and ice pellets and then rain. The precipitation will become a few flurries across the western end of the province this evening and near midnight over Cape Breton.

There is still some uncertainty with the exact track of this storm. A slight deviation to the north would lower the snowfall amounts across the province and increase the threat of freezing rain and ice pellets further north. Rainfall amounts could be higher across the Atlantic coastal sections. On the other hand..A slight deviation to the south would increase snowfall amounts along the Atlantic coast and a snowfall warning would become necessary.

It looks like we will have an interesting day here for the last day of '07.

Yesterday's data for the record:
Temps -- high: 5.2 low: -1.3
Precip: 0.6mm

Conditions here at publication time(~7:45AM AST)
Temperature: -2
Wind: light E
Precip: snow mixed with freezing rain
Visual:
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The forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today..Snow becoming mixed with ice pellets this afternoon except
rain along the coast. Risk of freezing rain. Snow and ice pellet
amount 10 to 15 cm except rainfall amount 5 mm along the coast. Local
blowing snow late this morning and early this afternoon. Wind
becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High zero except
plus 3 along the coast.
Tonight..A few flurries ending this evening then clearing. A few
showers along the coast this evening. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting
to 60 diminishing to 20 near midnight. Low minus 6.
Tuesday..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the day then periods of
snow. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High
minus 1.

Late Night Update

No signs of any storm here yet.Temp is just at -1 currently and there's no precip in the air.According to the long range radar,the front is still quite aways southwest of us.....I believe it won't be here until late today.
We shall see.
The next entry,including a visual,will be posted in the morning.
 
-Al
 
 
 

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Afternoon Update

Now....isn't this precise....
QUEENS COUNTY
3:35 PM AST SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER 2007
WINTER STORM WATCH FOR
QUEENS COUNTY CONTINUED

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

The Report From Hoptoad Hill near Liverpool,NS


Dec 30,2007
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Yesterday was a messy day here on the South Shore of NS.Most of the day was taken up with some really wet snow leaving behind a slushy mess on the street.Temps were a couple of degrees above the freezing mark throughout the day.It began to clear in the evening and is all clear here this morning.

Yesterday's data:
Temps -- high: 6.9 low: -2.2
Precip: 110mm rain and snow mixed.

Conditions here at publication time(~8:30AM AST)
Temperature: -2
Wind: calm
Visual:
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Another storm is on the way for tomorrow with more snow changing to rain.
The forecast:

Winter storm watch in effect.
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to
40 becoming light this afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 4.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning overnight. Amount 5
cm. Low minus 2.
Monday..Snow changing to ice pellets then to rain in the afternoon
and ending late in the day then cloudy. Risk of freezing rain late in
the morning and early in the afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 5
to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50
becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High plus 3.