Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Dec 31 - Happy New Year & A Blizzard

Yesterday was another day of fairly mild temps with a fair bit of sunshine here on the South Shore.The evening remained clear and the temps dropped to just a few degrees below the 0 mark.
All of that is about to change today....we are now under a blizzard warning:
Queens County
4:54 AM AST Wednesday 31 December 2008
Blizzard warning for
Queens County upgraded from winter storm watch
Blizzard conditions expected for this evening and new years day.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-3°C
Overcast w/ occassional flurries.
Calm

The forecast:
Blizzard warning in effect.

Today

Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. Temperature steady near minus 4.
Night: Cloudy. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow beginning this evening. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Low minus 8.
Thursday
Snow at times heavy ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near minus 8.





Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Dec 30

Yesterday was another 'warmer than normal' day here.Temps remained mild through the day and the evening was just slightly below freezing.
The sky was completely clear yesterday and last evening and remained clear overnight.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +11°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-6°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 1.
Night: Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 8.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon with 40 percent chance of flurries late in the day. Snow beginning in the evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 20 gusting to 40 in the evening. High minus 2.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Dec 29 - Cooling Down..Again

Yesterday was warm and breezy here.Afternoon and evening temps were way above seasonal values with some light rain.The snow we received on Sat is now completely gone.
Overnight the temps dropped but remained above freezing.CKBW in Bridgewater is reporting slippery roads in inland areas this morning as the temp continues to fall to,or below,the freezing mark.
Temps are expected to continue to fall throughout the day and the rest of the week's highs are not expected to be above freezing.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +12°C.
Currently(8AM):
+3°C
Clear
Wind is light SW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming west 40 km/h gusting to 70 early this morning then northwest 30 gusting to 50 late this morning. Temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 8.
Tuesday
Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late in the day. High minus 2.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday,Dec 28 - Fog

Yesterday we had some snow beginning in the early afternoon and lasting until the early evening.There wasn't very much accumulation here,just a couple of centimeters, and the precip turned to rain and now most of it is gone.
Overnight the temps remained above freezing,actually increasing from last evening,and this morning it is quite foggy:

It is going to remain mild today and into tomorrow and then some snow is on the way for mid-week.Much colder temps are also expected to move into the area later in the week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
+5°C
Foggy
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of rain ending early this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Fog patches retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this morning. High 11.
Night: Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening and ending near midnight. Clearing overnight. Fog patches along the coast this evening. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 50 gusting to 70 overnight. Low plus 1.
 
Monday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. Temperature steady near plus 1.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Dec 27 - Warming Up

Yersterday was another nice day here on the south shore.Temps were a little above freezing and we had lots of sun again.Temps dropped to below freezing in the early evening and the sky clouded over.
It is still overcast here this morning and there is some stormy weather on the way for today and into tomorrow.It may be a little 'messy' here this evening with some ice pellets and snow occurring before a changeover to rain.On the upside,the temps will be increasing and a high of 11°C is forecast for tomorrow.
The 'up and down temps continue.....

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
-5°C
Overcast
calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Periods of snow beginning near noon. Amount 5 cm. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this afternoon. High minus 1.
Night: Periods of snow changing through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain this evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Temperature rising to 8 by morning.
 
Sunday
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Fog patches retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 11.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Dec 26 - Cooler

Yesterday was a very nice day here with lots of sun and quite mild temps.It was also quite windy but that just helped dry up some of the rain we had on Christmas Eve.
Overnight the temps dropped quite a bit to below freezing.It remained clear and the winds calmed.
There is no precip expected today but a rain/snow mix is on the way for tomorrow with temps rising to well above freezing on Sunday and rain forecast.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C.
Currently (8AM):
-10°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this morning. High minus 6.
Night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 13.
 
Saturday
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with light snow mixed with ice pellets beginning late in the day except rain along the coast late in the evening. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the evening. High zero.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day 2008

Merry Christmas to all.
We had a power failure from about 5:30AM to 11AM.I don't really know why...it's a bit windy but warm and sunny.
Currently we have +7°C and sunny skies and no snow:



That's all for the today.Have a great Christmas everyone!!!
-Al webmaster for The Liverpool Weather Cam

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday Dec 24 - Rain For Christmas

Temps have warmed up some here and the wind has finally died out.It won't be a white Christmas here.We only have a little on the ground now and temps are going to be above freezing with lots of rain on the way....enough that a rainfall warning has been issued.
4:51 AM AST Wednesday 24 December 2008
Rainfall warning for
Queens County issued 
Rainfall amounts of 20-30 millimetres are expected tonight and Christmas morning.



Merry Christmas to all.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -2°C.
Currently(7AM):
-4°C
Overcast
Wind is calm.

The forecast:

Rainfall warning in effect.

Today
Day: Periods of light snow changing to rain near noon. Snowfall amount 2 cm inland. Fog patches developing late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High plus 5.
Night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low plus 5 with temperature rising to 9 by morning.
 
Thursday
Rain at times heavy ending near noon then sunny with cloudy periods. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating late in the morning. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 30 gusting to 60 in the morning then becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the day. High 9 with temperature falling to plus 3 in the afternoon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday Dec 23 - Good Bye To The Cold

Yesterday was a real winter day here.Temps were near -10°C and the wind was very strong from the N and NW.Windchills were in the -20°C range.
It was somewhat better here than other parts of the province where a lot of people had to endure the cold with no power and they had a lot more snow.We only had a slight amount of snow but,as one would expect,it is frozen solid.
From today's Chronicle Herald:
Winds reached a Herculean 195 kilometres per hour along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, near Grand Etang, 124 km/h in Yarmouth, 104 km/h in Halifax and 90 km/h in most of the rest of the province. Temperatures everywhere rose slightly above freezing in the early hours of Monday before diving to about –5 for the rest of the day, except in the Sydney area where the thermometer hovered around zero.
Over 100,000 customers were without electricity at various times Monday.

The wind has finally died out and temps are expected to moderate overnight and be above freezing by tomorrow morning with rain in the forecast.Rainy and mild weather is expected for Chrismas Day.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -7°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-9°C
Overcast
Wind is light NW.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 60. High minus 4.
Night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h overnight. Low minus 7 with temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.
 
Wednesday
Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 7.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday Dec 22 - Big Storm

We got whalloped yesterday and we're still getting it.
The snow started here in the late afternoon and continued until a change over to rain in the late evening.The temps were fluctuating between +1°C and -1°C throughout the evening.
The snowfall here yesterday was about 5cms and the rain washed a lot of it away.
Overnight the temps dropped to a little below freezing and are holding there for now.There is now quite a bit of ice to deal with and the winds are very strong...near hurricane force.
There have been short,sporadic power failures here through the night and this morning.
The winds are expected to abate somewhat this afternoon but temps are to remain cold until Wednesday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-4°C
Overcast with snow squalls
Wind is very strong from the SW.

The forecast:

Wind warning in effect.

Today
Day: Flurries. Local blowing snow. Wind southwest 60 km/h gusting to 110 becoming west 40 gusting to 70 this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 5 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 7.
 
Tuesday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the evening. High minus 6.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Dec 21 - Still Cold

Yesterday was a very cold day here and this morning it is no better.There's a storm on the way for later today,details below.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-12°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:

Wind warning in effect.

Today
Day: Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning. High minus 1.
Night: Snow at times heavy and local blowing snow changing to rain late this evening and ending overnight then cloudy. Snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm. Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming southeast 50 gusting to 90 late this evening then southwest 40 gusting to 70 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 4 by morning.
 
Monday
Flurries. Local blowing snow. Wind southwest 60 km/h gusting to 100 becoming west 40 gusting to 70 in the afternoon then northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. Temperature falling to minus 6 in the afternoon.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Dec 20 - Seriously Cold

It is very cold here this morning.Along with that we had another light coating of snow overnight.
Tomorrow may be worse....there's snow on the way and,as usual,there will be a change over to rain.The only good thing about that is that it will be warmer than it is currently.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.
Currently(8AM):
-10°C
Mostly clear.
Wind is light N.

The forecast:
Today 
Day: Flurries ending this morning then cloudy. Local amount 2 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h. High minus 3.
Night: Clearing this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 6. 

Sunday
Increasing cloudiness. Snow at times heavy beginning in the afternoon changing to rain in the evening. Risk of freezing rain in the evening. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Blowing snow late in the day. Wind becoming east 30 km/h in the morning then southeast 50 gusting to 80 in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Dec 19 - Wintery

It's kind of 'wintery' here again today.Yesterday was a cold and windy day and last night the temps dropped to -10°C.We had a passing flurry or two that produced just enough to cover the ground.
Temps are beginning to rise this morning and we are up to -4°C.A few flurries are forecast for today and tomorrow and then periods of snow for Sunday.Hopefully it won't be anything like the 15-20cm forecast for the Toronto area today.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.
Currently(9AM):
-4°C
Clear
Wind is light W.

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature falling to minus 7 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy. A few flurries beginning this evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h. Low minus 11.
Saturday
A few flurries ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 30 km/h. High minus 4.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday Dec 18 - A Little Colder

Yesterday was a little messy here with a couple of centimeters of snow and then some rain.Temps started off below freezing and rose in the afternoon to near +5.Most of the snow that we got in the morning rained away but the roads and streets were quite slippery for awhile.The temp dropped back to the freezing point in the evening and then to a little below during the overnight hours.
There doesn't appear to be any significant weather coming our way until Sunday.Periods of snow are forecast but no amounts have been determined.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-4°C
Clear
Wind is light NW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High zero.
Night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 5.
Friday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 late in the day. High minus 2 with temperature falling to minus 7 in the afternoon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday Dec 17 - Messy Maybe

Yesterday was a cool day with showers with a slight amount of snow mixed in occasionally.The day started at +10°C but had dropped to +5 by noon.The precip ended in the early evening and the temp dropped to a tad below freezing.
A little snow changing to rain is expected today.So far,there isn't any precip falling here.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-3°C
Overcast
Wind is light NE.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning changing to rain late this morning. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm except 10 cm inland. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming east 30 this morning. High plus 5.
Night: Showers ending this evening then cloudy. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature rising to 9 this evening then falling.
Thursday
Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High plus 1.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Dec 16 - Rain

Yesterday was warm and a bit damp until the evening when the rain started.We had quite a bit of rain overnight and it's still raining this morning.The wind was also quite strong yesterday evening.Temps are well above freezing but a drop is expected later today and the rain will possibly change to snow.The precip is expected to persist into tomorrow.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +12°C.
Currently(8AM):
10°C
Overcast with rain
Wind is light SW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of rain changing to snow early this afternoon and ending this afternoon then cloudy. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near noon. Temperature falling to minus 1 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low minus 5.
Wednesday
Cloudy. Snow beginning late in the morning changing to rain in the afternoon and ending in the evening. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind becoming east 30 km/h late in the morning then becoming southwest 30 gusting to 60 late in the day. High plus 5.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday Dec 15 - Warm Again

After a fairly cool day yesterday the temps began to rise in the evening and are above freezing this morning.Showers are a good possibility for today and into tomorrow and then a drop in temps is expected and some snow mixed with rain may be falling on Wednesday.The end of the week is forecast to be much cooler.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +1°C.
Currently(7AM):
+6°C
Overcast/fog
Wind is light SW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h except gusting to 50 along the Atlantic coast. High 12.
Night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Periods of rain beginning near midnight. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near 12.
Tuesday
Periods of rain ending in the afternoon then clearing. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating late in the morning. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the morning. Temperature falling to zero in the afternoon.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Dec 14 - COLD!!!

It's cold here.Yesterday our temps were below freezing for the day and dropped to -10°C through the night.There were also a few light flurries but no accumulation here.We are supposed to warm up to 0°C today and then there's much warmer weather in store for us this week.Tomorrow and Tuesday are to be well above normal and then mid-week the temps drop and some mixed precip is forecast.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.
Currently(9AM):
-10°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High zero.
Night: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this evening. Temperature rising to 6 by morning.

Monday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. High 11.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Dec 13 - Cooler

Yesterday was another warm,wet and windy day here.Temps reached into the low double digits but the wind and rain made for a 'not so nice' day.There were periods of torrential rain lasting into the evening.Total rainfall was reported at near 25mm making a two day total of about 70mm or almost 3 inches.Wind gusts were clocked at 90 km/h.We also had a period of thunder and lightning in the early evening.
We were lucky enough to be on the warm side of the front as parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire were coated in ice,bringing down trees and knocking out the power to approx 500,000 customers.They may be 'powerless' for many days and the news reports resembled a war zone.To compound the problem,the weekend weather there is forecast to be below freezing,like here,with warmer weather returning next week.
A photo of the devastation in Ma. from http://www1.whdh.com/ :

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +13°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
0°C
Mostly clear
Wind is light NW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Rain showers ending early this morning then cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 1 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 10.

Sunday
Sunny. Becoming cloudy periods in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 in the afternoon. High minus 3.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Dec 12 - Warm and Windy

Yesterday was a wet and cold day here.We did not receive any of the forecasted freezing rain but the temps held at only a degree or two above freezing ans we got a lot of rain.
Overnight the temps rose to well above freezing and the wind has picked up.Wind warnings for this area are now in effect and heavy rain is also expected today.A cool down is on the way for tomorrow afternoon and expected to last through the weekend.
Next week is expected to be similar to this one with rain,wind and warmer than normal temps for the first part.
-The Liverpool Weather Cam

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +2°C.
Currently(7AM):
+10°C
Foggy
Wind is brisk SW.

The forecast:
Wind warning in effect.
Today
Day: Showers changing to rain at times heavy this afternoon. Risk of thundershowers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind east 20 km/h becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 this morning then south 60 gusting to 90 this afternoon. High 14.
Night: Rain at times heavy ending overnight then cloudy. Risk of thundershowers this evening. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind south 60 km/h gusting to 90 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 this evening then northwest 20 overnight. Low plus 5.
Saturday
Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Temperature falling to minus 2 in the afternoon.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday Dec 11 - It Could Be An Interesting Day

Yesterday was a very warm day here but extremely windy from the SE with gusts in this area near hurricane force.The winds abated overnight and have switched to a v. light breeze from the NE.We also received a fair amount of rain which began falling in the late afternoon.
It could,however,be an interesting day here.There is a freezing rain warning in effect for most of the province including us.The temps are dropping about a degree an hour and we are getting close to the freezing point.The roads are wet from the heavy rain we received last night and travelling conditions may be poor later today.
Temps are expected to begin rising tonight and tomorrow is forecast to be another very warm day for this time of the year.Unfortunately,we're back to colder weather on the weekend.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +16°C(61°F).
Currently(7AM):
Overcast
Calm
2°C
No precip

The forecast:

Freezing rain warning in effect.

Today
Day: Periods of freezing rain except periods of rain along the coast. Rainfall amount 15 mm along the coast. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light near noon. Temperature steady near zero except near plus 2 along the coast.
Night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h overnight. Temperature rising to 10 by morning.

Friday
Rain at times heavy changing to a few showers in the morning then to rain at times heavy late in the day. Risk of thundershowers late in the day. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming south 50 gusting to 80 in the afternoon. High 14.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday Dec 10 - A Big Change

We have had quite a change in temps from 24 hours ago.They have risen 20°C and we are now at +10°C.Along with the milder air that moved in yesterday evening we are getting a lot of wind and there are reports of some wind related power failures around the province.All is OK here...for now.
Temps are expected to drop to near freezing later today and there is a possibility of freezing rain for tonight and tomorrow.Friday is expected to be another warmer than normal day.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
+10°C
Overcast
No precip
Wind is strong SW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of rain. Amount 5 mm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 80 this morning. High 11.
Night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 20 mm. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 near midnight then becoming light overnight. Low plus 2.
Thursday
Periods of rain. Amount 15 mm. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light late in the day. High plus 3.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday,Dec 9 - Brutally Cold!!!

Yesterday and this morning are brutally cold.The temp yesterday held at about -10°C and the was some light snow on and off through the day.It remained cold throughout the night and it is still freezing this morning.
A warm up is on the way,however.It is currently in the New York area and moving northeastward.Our temps are expected to begin warming soon and should be above freezing by this afternoon.The warmer weather,with some rain,is expected to remain with us until the weekend.

Current conditions here(8AM):
-10°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Increasing cloudiness. Periods of light snow beginning this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h this afternoon. High plus 5.
Night: Periods of light snow changing to periods of rain this evening. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature rising to 8 by morning.
Wednesday
Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80. High 11.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Dec 8 - A Brief Taste Of Winter


Well......it's wintery out there this morning.After a mild Sunday with torrential rain we are getting a little snow.The temps began to fall early last evening and there were a few flakes mixed in with the rain at that time.A complete changeover happened throughout the night and we have a light coating on everything this morning.The wind is also quite strong and the windchill is reported at -10°C.
Conditions are apparently worse in other areas....there is no school and some car accidents have been reported.
On the upside,a complete turn around is on the way.Rain and a warm +12°C is forecast for Wednesday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +8°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-5°C
Overcast
Light snow
Wind: Brisk NW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of snow ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature falling to minus 7 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Otherwise clear. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming light overnight. Low minus 10.
Tuesday
Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries late in the day and of rain showers in the evening. Showers along the coast. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h late in the day. High plus 2.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Dec 7 - Mild Once Again

Sorry about missing yesterday's post....I started the day very early and didn't have time to make an entry.There really wasn't much to report anyways since our weather has been quite hum-drum over the past while.
The temps yesterday hovered around the freezing mark for most of the day although there was a warm up to about +8 in the afternoon.The evening temps dropped to almost -5°C but have rebounded overnight and are once again above freezing.Snow was forecast for Saturday night but we did not get any here.There is a lot of rain on it's way here for this afternoon and a rainfall warning is in effect for eastern parts of the province.



Currently (8AM):
+5°C
Overcast
No precip
Wind is gusty from the SE.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of snow or freezing rain changing to rain this morning. Periods of rain along the coast early this morning. Rainfall amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this morning. High plus 5.
Night: Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers changing to flurries overnight. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Low minus 2.
Monday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature falling to minus 5 in the afternoon.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Dec 5 - Rain

It's still mild here and we are getting a little light rain this morning.The temps are expected to drop throughout the day and a chilly(-5) night is forecast.A little better tomorrow but more precip on Sunday...rain or snow.We shall see.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10C.
Currently(9AM):
+5C
Overcast w/ light rain
Light SW wind

The forecast:
Today
Day: A few showers ending late this morning then clearing. Amount 2 mm. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this morning. Temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.
Night: Cloudy periods. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 5.
Saturday
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High plus 2.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Dec 4 - Remaining Above Freezing

It remains mild here on the south shore of Nova Scotia.Temps were down to the freezing mark overnight but have rebounded early this morning.A small disturbance is forecast for tomorrow but whether it will be rain or snow is yet to be determined.

Yesterday's high on my thermometer was +10°C.
Currently (8AM):
+4°C
Overcast
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy with sunny periods this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 9.
Night: Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low plus 4.
Friday
A few showers ending in the morning then clearing. High plus 5.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday Dec 3 - Cooler

It has cooled off a little here but it is still mild and the overnight temp stayed above the freezing mark.There is a possible chance of some rain on the way for tomorrow and then we're back to seasonable temps.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C.
Currently(8AM):
+3°C
Overcast
No precip
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Clearing this morning. High 7.
Night: Clear. Low minus 2.
Thursday
Becoming cloudy in the morning. 60 percent chance of drizzle late in the day. Fog patches developing late in the day. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 8.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Dec 2 - Still Mild

It's still quite mild here this morning.Yesterday set high temp records all around the province with weather similar to mid-May rather than early December.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +15°C.
Currently (8AM):
+8°C
Clear
Wind is light SW

The forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 10.
Night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 3.
Wednesday
Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Clearing in the morning. High 7.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. High 6.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Dec 1 - Rain

There's a fair amount of rain and wind in store for us today.It's not a very good day to be on the water and,unfortunately,there is a SAR mission underway since last evening for a missing lobster fisherman 20Kms east of here.Since it has been fairly mild overnight there is hope that it will be a rescue mission and not a recovery.

The high on my thermometer yesterday +8°C.
Currently (@8AM):
+8°C
Overcast
Rain
Light S wind

The forecast:
Today
Day: Rain ending late this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming south 40 gusting to 70 early this morning then southwest 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 14.
Night: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 7.
Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 20 late in the day. High 9.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 2. High 6.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Nov 30 - Remaining Warm

Yesterday was another warm and sunny day here.The temp dipped to slightly below freezing in the early evening and then rose to above freezing by midnight.The warmth is expected to last through this week with some precip on the way for tomorrow.
The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C.
Currently @ 10AM:
Clear
Calm
+2°C

The forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.
Night: Cloudy. Rain beginning this evening. Amount 20 mm. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming east 40 gusting to 70 this evening. Low plus 3 with temperature rising to 12 by morning.
Monday
Rain ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the afternoon. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 early in the morning then becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 13.
Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 8. High 8.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Nov 29 - A Lot Better Than It Was A Week Ago

Things here are a lot better today than they were last Saturday.That was when we awoke to about 20cms of snow.The mild weather over the past week has melted it all away and we are back to bare ground.Our temps are expected to remain on the mild side for a few more days and Monday is forecast to be way above normal.

Yesterday's high on my thermometer was +10°C.
Currently(@ 8AM):
+5°C
Clear
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day:
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 6.

Night: Cloudy periods. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low plus 1.
Sunday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late in the day with showers beginning in the evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 late in the day. High plus 3.
Monday
Rain. Low minus 1. High 13.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Nov 28 - Very Warm

Yesterday was a really nice day here with a fair amount of sun and warm temps.The early evening remained clear and made for good viewing of Jupiter and Venus.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +14°C.
Currently(8:30 AM):
+6°C
Overcast
Light rain/drizzle
Calm

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning and ending late this afternoon. High 6.
Night: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this evening and ending overnight. Clearing. Amount 5 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 overnight. Low plus 2.
Saturday
Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers late in the morning and early in the afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 6.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday Nov 27 - All Clear

It was very windy and wet here yesterday.Total rainfall reported from the Western Head weather station was 8.7mm.On the plus side,the snow we received last weekend is all but gone.There are still a few patches left lying about and today's mild weather should take care of them.Temps are expected to remain on the plus side into next week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C
Currently (@ 8AM):
0°C
Calm
ClearThe forecast:
Today
Day: Periods of drizzle ending early this morning then sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating late this morning. High 7.
Night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1.
Friday
Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries in the morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h late in the morning. High 7.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Nov 26 - 17° Warmer Than Yesterday

It's 17°C warmer here this morning than it was yesterday at this time.There is also lots of rain and wind in store for us today.
Most of the snow deposited here last weekend is gone now and all of it should be gone by tonight.

Yesterday's high on my thermometer was +5°C
Currently(8AM):
Temp: +7°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: none
Wind: Strong E

The Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming southeast 20 gusting to 40 late this afternoon. High 10.
Night: Periods of rain ending late this evening then clearing. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Wind becoming west 20 overnight. Low zero.

Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 8.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Nov 25 - The Warm Up Begins

After another cold (-10°C) night the warm up begins today.
Yesterday's high on my thermometer was +2°C.
Currently(8AM):
-4°C
Calm
Mostly overcast

Forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 7.
Night: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle overnight. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southeast 40 gusting to 70 overnight. Temperature steady near 8.
Wednesday
Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the morning. Periods of rain beginning later in the morning. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches developing early in the afternoon. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon then becoming light in the evening. High 10.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Nov 24

Sunny and cold here this morning....the first day of the 2008/09 SW Nova lobster fishing season.
Warmer weather,with rain,is on the way.Hopefully it will make the snow disappear.

Yesterday the high on my thermometer was +1°C.
Currently(8AM):
-8°C
Sky: Clear
Precip: None
Wind: Light W

Forecast:
Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High plus 1.
Night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low minus 8.
Tuesday
Cloudy with sunny periods. A few showers beginning in the evening. Fog patches in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning then east 40 gusting to 60 late in the day. High 7.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Nov 23 - More Snow Than I Thought

I spent most of yesterday morning shovelling snow.There were drifts in my driveway that were about 20cms deep and the task took about 2 ½ hours.The scene around town looked more like mid-Jan than late Nov.It did warm up in the afternoon and some slight melting was evident.

Yesterday the high on my thermometer was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-8°C
Sky: Clear
Precip: None
Wind: Light SW

Forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming west 30 gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 1.
Night: Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 5.

Monday
Sunny with cloudy periods. High minus 1.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Nov 22

We had about 10cms of snow overnght.The snow has ended but the wind is blowing it around somewhat.
Temps are expected to be above 0°C starting tomorrow so all of it should be gone in a couple of days.

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-4°C
Sky: Clear
Precip: None
Wind: Brisk W

Forecast:
Winter storm warning in effect.
Today
Day: Snow at times heavy and blowing snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast. High minus 1.
Night: Flurries ending late this evening then cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast. Low minus 5.
Sunday
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast. High zero.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Nov 21 - Snow On The Way

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was -2°C.
A possible 'snow event' is on the way for tomorrow.
Currently(8AM):
-5°C
Sky: Clear
Precip: None
Wind: Light W
Forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High zero.
Night: Increasing cloudiness. Snow and local blowing snow beginning near midnight. Amount 10 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Low minus 4.

Saturday
Snow and local blowing snow ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Periods of snow beginning late in the day. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 late in the morning. High minus 1.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Nov 20 - No Snow Here

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +5°C.
There was a fair amount of snow throughout the province last night except fpr here.We received only a few flakes and no accumulation at all.

'Winter hits early, surprisingly hard
Hundreds stuck overnight in vehicles on the Cobequid Pass
By CHRIS LAMBIE Staff Reporter and The Canadian Press
Thu. Nov 20 - 7:37 AM
A blast of winter weather closed the Cobequid Pass on Wednesday and made for slippery driving across Nova Scotia.
Hundreds of people spent the night stuck in their vehicles in on the stretch of highway s a severe snowstorm hit the province dumping as much at 15 centimetres over higher elevations.
At one point RCMP estimate as many as 1,500 cars were backed up along a three kilometre stretch of the four lane divided highway.
Nova Scotia officials shut down the toll road between Masstown and Thomson Station at about 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday.
Impatient motorists complicated matters by trying to get around stalled or slow moving vehicles further jamming up lanes and making it almost impossible for plows to get through.
Eastbound traffic is moving once again but it could be a few hours yet before traffic is flowing along the the westbound lanes.
High winds and heavy wet snow also knocked out power in a swathe running from Bayers Lake across the province to Oxford.
More than 20,000 homes lost power in the storm.
"The outages are kind of in a line," said Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Margaret Murphy.
Power should be back on around 6 a.m. today in Bayers Lake, she said.
But in areas where the weather closed highways, the work could take longer.
"Obviously the crews are going to work through the night and put back as much power as they can," Ms. Murphy said.
Where highways are impassable, power crews may be able to travel with snow plows to get the work done, she said.
"We’re still in the throes of a good snowstorm right now," Wayne Crossan, a manager at the Highway 104 Western Alignment Corp., the toll road’s private operator, said at 6:15 p.m.
"We probably have upwards of 10 centimetres at this time and blowing snow to go with it.
"We still have vehicles that are stuck, we still have vehicles off the road, and I haven’t seen a plow go by here in probably 30 minutes," Mr. Crossan said.
"I’ve heard traffic is backed up as far as Exit 11, which is Londonderry. And there’s nothing getting by here." On the plus side, the snow was accumulating at Ski Wentworth.
"I’m sure the people over there are smiling a little more than we are right now," Mr. Crossan said.
Police also shut down a section of Highway 103 at about 7:30 p.m. Central and northern areas of the province got snow Wednesday evening, said Ming Szeto, a meteorologist at Environment Canada’s Atlantic storm centre in Dartmouth.
"They’re still reporting rain in the eastern areas — that’s Guysborough, Pictou, Antigonish and Cape Breton," Mr. Szeto said at about 7 p.m.
Parts of Highway 101 were also impassable.
The precipitation was expected to taper off to flurries and end overnight, he said.
"But right now, there’s been a lot of snow reported in central Nova Scotia," Mr. Szeto said.
Winds out of the northwest were blowing at 40 kilometres an hour, with gusts up to 60 km/h, he said.
Today is supposed to be cloudy with sunny periods. Halifax is expected to have a high of 1 C.'

Currently(8AM):
-2°C
Sky: Partly Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Light W
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 this morning. High plus 2 except zero inland.
Night: Cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind west 20 km/h. Low minus 4.

Friday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late in the day. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late in the day. High plus 1.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday Nov 19

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
+3°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Brisk N
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 6.
Night: Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries changing to flurries near midnight. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 overnight. Low minus 2.

Thursday
Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming west 20 in the morning. High plus 1.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Nov 18

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +13°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
0°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Calm
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. Showers beginning early this morning. Amount 2 mm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 6.
Night: Rain showers ending this evening then cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers overnight. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low plus 1.

Wednesday
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers changing to rain showers in the morning. Clearing in the evening. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 in the afternoon. High plus 4.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Nov 17

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +15°C.
Rainfall measured at the Western Head station: 28.5 mm
Currently(8AM):
+5°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Calm
Forecast:
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 8.
Night: Overcast. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.

Tuesday
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h late in the day. High 6.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Nov 16

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +15°C.Rainfall measured at the Western Head station: 11.6 mm
Currently(8AM):
+13°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: Mist/Fog
Wind: Light S
Forecast:
Wind warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle early this morning. Rain at times heavy beginning this morning. Risk of a thundershower. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 60 gusting to 90 near noon. High 18.
Night: Showers ending late this evening then cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Low plus 5.

Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the afternoon. High 7.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Nov 15

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +12°C.
Currently(8AM):
+11°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: Mist/Fog
Wind: Calm
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle this morning and early this afternoon. Periods of rain beginning
this afternoon. Fog patches. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this morning. High 15.
Night: Periods of rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Amount 2 to 4 mm.
Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near 15.

Sunday
Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle early in the morning. Rain at times heavy beginning in the morning. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 60 gusting to 80 early in the afternoon. High 18.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday,Nov 14

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +10°C.
Currently(8AM):
+8°C
Sky: Mostly Overcast
Wind: Light S
Forecast:
 Today
Day: Showers ending this afternoon then cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 10.
Night: A few showers ending overnight then cloudy. Amount 2 mm. Fog. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near 10. 
Saturday: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h. High 

13.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday Nov 13

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +11°C.
Currently(8AM):
+2°C
Clear
Calm
Forecast:
  Today
Day: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries early this morning then sunny with cloudy periods. High 6.
Night: Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Fog patches overnight. Low plus 3.
Friday Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 late in the morning. High 11.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Nov 12

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +10°C.
Currently(9AM):
+2°C
Clear
Calm
Forecast:
   Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High 7.
Night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 4. 
ThursdaySunny with cloudy periods. High 6.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Nov 11

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +14°C.
Currently(8AM):
+4°C
Clear
Wind is very light from the West.


Forecast:
Today
Day: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 7.
Night: Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of showers early this evening. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 early this evening then light near midnight. Low plus 1.

Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and early in the evening. High plus 5.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Nov 10


A little cooler this morning but still mild for November.
The high yesterday on my thermometer was +21°C.
Currently(8AM):
+5°C
Clear
Calm
Forecast:
    Day: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this afternoon. High 12.
    Night: Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Low plus 5. 
    Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 late in the day. High 8.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Nov 9,2008


It's still very warm here for November.Cooler weather is on the way this week.
The high yesterday was +20°C with rain and drizzle.
Currently(9AM):
+13°C
Fog
Calm
Forecast:
Day: Showers ending this afternoon then cloudy. Periods of drizzle early this morning. Risk of a thundershower late this morning and early this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 14.
Night: Cloudy. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 7.
Monday
Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of showers late in the day. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 11.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday Nov. 8

It's still mild here on the south shore.Yesterday's high was +15°C and we had rain for most of the day.
Conditions observed @8AM today:
+13°C,Fog,Calm

The forecast:
Day:
Periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy. Fog patches. High 15.

Night:
Cloudy. Periods of drizzle beginning near midnight. Fog patches. Low 11.
Sunday:
Periods of drizzle changing to showers in the morning and ending in the afternoon then cloudy periods. Risk of a thundershower in the morning and early in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating late in the day. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 13.

Friday, November 7, 2008

November 7

Remaining warm.
The high yesterday was +17°C.Rain began in the evening.
Currently(8AM):
+14°C
Light rain
Calm
Forecast:
Day: Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle early this afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this morning. High 15.
Night: Periods of drizzle. Fog patches. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 10.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday Nov 6

Current conditions @ 7AM :
+10­°C
Overcast
Calm
Forecast :
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. A few showers beginning late this morning. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15.
Night: Periods of rain with the risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this evening. Low 11.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Warm Up Is On

The warm weather is here!! It started warming up on Monday evening and it has been warm ever since.Yesterday we had a high of +17°C and the temp only dropped to 10 overnight.More warm weather is expected from now and into the weekend with some rain moving in tomorrow and staying with us until Sunday.Temps are expected to remain in the middle teens for highs.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

COLD!!!

It is cold and clear here tonight…-3°C on my thermometer at the moment and -2 on the shore.One more day of this cool weather and then we can expect a warm up:


Al
emwr@lycos.com

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cooler..But Still Nice

We ended October ‘08 on a cool note.The temps were in the low double digits for the daytime highs and down to the frost level in the nights.It was a real nice Halloween night…clear,not too cold and quiet.I’m sure the kids had fun.We only had 14 ‘Trick or Treaters’ here so I get the leftovers!!

The forecast has flurries in it for us for tomorrow and then warming up into the double digits by mid-week.It seemed early for snow to be forecast for here and then I remembered last year.On Nov 10th we had a snow storm!! Heavy,wet,miserable snow.Fortunately it didn’t last but…..we had to walk home a couple of kms that night.We were at a party and the power and phone system got knocked out from the weight of the snow on the wires.No comms,no drive….c’est la vie….LOL.

Be sure to check the cams tomorrow to see if we get any flurries here.

NOTE: I currently have the cams’ server computer set to auto start/shut down from 7AM to 7PM.No sense wasting power to display darkness.

Later folks,
Al
emwr@lycos.com

Monday, October 27, 2008

Very Warm

It is still very mild here on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.I have a temp of +17°C on my thermometer this afternoon.That’s right,plus 17 Celcius which is almost 70°F ! I’ll bet a lot of you thought that Canada was cold and snowy most of the time.It is also very calm and somewhat foggy here today.

Last evening we had some rain and a bit of wind…..of course,the power went out for about an hour.That seems to happen a lot here.Maybe NSP should take some of the rate increase revenue and repair / replace the old wires rather than just patch them.

We are expecting the warm weather to last until Wednesday and then it’s back to more normal conditions with Thursday possibly being a little below the seasonal norm.

So,the ‘yo-yo’ temps are continuing.







Sunday, October 26, 2008

Still Mild

After a couple of very warm and sunny days we are going to have some rain.The temp is still mild and is at +12°C currently.There isn’t any rain yet but it is quite breezy and damp.Thunderstorms are also a possibility for tonight. There are lots of leaves dropping in my backyard today:



The warm air is expected to last until Tuesday and then it will be clearing and cooling somewhat.



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cold - Warm - Cold - ?

Well,I haven’t had much time to pound out an entry lately but I thought I’d better get an update on here this morning while I could. The weather has been going up and down like a yo-yo here.Monday was a cold and windy day,yesterday was warm and sunny and today we are back to cold.It is only about 8°C here this morning and overcast and windy.There were flurries forecast for us for earlier in the week for today but that has been revised to none.However,parts of New England,not far from here,are either getting or have already had some snow activity.This is not a snowstorm but any kind of snow at this time of the year is a little out of the norm. Our weather is expected to improve over the next few days and we should be getting back to more normal temps.Normal for here at this time of the year is 11°C according to Environment Canada. The current conditions screenshot:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

FROST!!!

It’s a very cool +2°C here this morning and there was a frost overnight.That’s the first one for our area this Autumn.Temps are expected to remain cool through the weekend with a slight warm up and rain next week.
From the west cam this morning:
(Soon going to have to start raking leaves……)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Warm and No Rain

It’s another warm day here on the South Shore,temp near 20°C,and the rain hasn’t happened…yet.Currently it is quite cloudy and the radar is showing the rain is in the NW of NS.Some may move in here later but it looks like most of it will miss us.It is also very calm here.
All for now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Still Staying Warm

We are having awesome weather here on the east coast.It has been warm and fairly dry…temps reached the lower 20s here on my thermometer this afternoon.Apparently that is about to change with a chance of rain tomorrow and Friday and then cooler temps moving in for the weekend.Thankfully…and hopefully…we won’t get anything like central Canada has had recently.They have had freezing temps and SNOW!!! It’s way too early for that.Especially for this area.
On another front,there is a large hurricane,named Omar,in the Caribbean and it is moving NE.The current track has it coming within 900 or so miles from our shores as it travels across the ocean.The UK may get some of it in about 6 days.

Here’s some Autumn color from our area courtesy of another local photographer.Thanks,Brenda….


Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanksgiving Day '08

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!!
This morning we are getting a little rain and it’s quite a bit cooler today after some really nice weather on the weekend.
You couldn’t ask for a nicer day than we had yesterday,with temps near 20°C,and this photo I took while out fishing says it all:



This week is expected to be cool with temps in the seasonal range.Daytime highs are normally 13°C at this time of the year.




Click the link above to visit my cam site.Be sure to check out page 2.…lots of links there with more being added.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Remaining Warm

It’s been pretty quiet here lately so there’s not much to report.The temps have been running in the upper teens to mid twenties during the day and dropping to between 6 and 10 overnight.Except for yesterday,when we had some drizzle and fog,it has been dry.
The Canadian Thanksgiving is this coming Monday and the weather for the long weekend is expected to be dry,sunny and warm.
That’s all I have for now.



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Monday, October 6, 2008

Cool and Quiet...A Warm Up On The Way



Autumn may be here according to the calendar but we will be getting some almost summer-like weather in the next couple of days.Friday’s high is expected to be 21°C!!It’s not expected to last very long but we do like those temps.
It actually has been quite nice here on the South Shore for the past few days.The temps have been holding in the middle to upper teens and the nights were mild up until last night when it dropped to about 8°C.Tonight is another cool one and it is currently only 6°C on my thermometer.I am sure there will be a frost in the inland areas tonight.
There are currently no storms on the way to report on.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oct 2,2008 Update


Afternoon Update.
Just a few quick lines to update the current conditions here.It’s raining quite hard by times,windy and mild with the temp near 20°C.
I should update this blog on what Kyle did here as the report is actually in my WeatherBug blog.We were without power from 8:30PM Sunday until 7:30AM Monday.
There wasn’t much damage,just mostly downed trees in the area.I picked up 4 or 5 small branches in my backyard and that was all.Monday turned out to be a very hot day with temps near 30°C and quite humid.The sun came out in the early afternoon and the winds diminished to just a slight breeze.So,that was about it….it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
One other quick note.My west cam is now mounted outside.I shouldn’t have to worry about it being blocked by snow,like it has before in the window where it was mounted,unless the drifts get to be about 12 feet high.I hope that doesn’t happen!!!

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October Arrives


NOTE:I will be keeping this blog updated,atleast for awhile.The other one doesn't seem to be working out.Posts have to be 'approved' and they are very slow in getting them on site.

The following is my entry sent to WeatherBug yesterday that still hasn't been published:

October has arrived and with it so has more Autumn-like weather.It has cooled off considerably here from what it was a few days ago and it is expected to remain this way.Actually,the temps are now beginning to be more seasonable now.They are running in the middle teens on the Celcius scale for daytime highs and dropping into the single digits through the overnight hours.
Some rain is expected here today and tomorrow and then it’s back to sunshine to finish out the week.
Early Autumn is usually a pretty nice season here but it does tend to have it’s cool and windy days.On the good ones,it’s always enjoyable to get out in the country and snap a few shots like this one I took a couple of years ago:

Hopefully we’ll get some nice colors again this year.That is yet to be seen though,the leaves really haven’t begun to change very much in this area yet this year.It appears that the mild weather we had through September has extended the growing season and the trees are still mostly green as this pic I took last Thursday shows as I was heading out of Brooklyn harbor on a sport fishing trip:


BTW,the fish weren’t biting and we came back empty handed.Maybe next time we’ll do better.We’re hoping to get out again next week.



Monday, September 29, 2008

Kyle Was Here


Kyle wasn’t too bad here.We lost power for 11 hours (from 8:30PM Sunday to 7:30AM Monday) and,so far,I only see one branch down in my backyard.The wind was quite strong for most of the night but we received very little rain here.It is now beginning to clear,the winds have diminished and a partly sunny day with temps near 20°C is expected.
More updates on damage as they become available.

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Note: The temps shown in the forecast block in this blog are reported from the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean. The temps there are quite different than here usually.