Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thunder and Lightning In Jan?



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


It was still mild here yesterday but cooler than what we have been having as of late.The temps were only a couple of degrees above freezing for most of the daylight hours and stayed there into the evening.Some rain showers began in the late afternoon with more steady rain after dark.The temperature began to rise,reaching +9,and we had thunder and lightning beginning around 11PM.It was one of the worst electrical storms we have had here for awhile,very intense lightning accompanied by loud and long claps of thunder.The rain was almost torrential during that time.
This morning the rain has ended and it is still mild.We are expecting another warm day with a few showers.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:30AM AST):
Temperature: 5
Wind: calm
Sky: overcast,fog
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Temperature: 4.6°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.0 kPa rising
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 4.5°C
Wind: SSW 17 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this morning. Fog patches
dissipating this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming light this
afternoon. Temperature steady near 7.
Tonight..Cloudy. Clearing near midnight. Wind becoming northwest 20
km/h overnight. Low minus 3.
Sunday..Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning.
High plus 2.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 9.7 low: -1.5
Precip: 36.1mm rain



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Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday,Jan 11,2008



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


It was still mild here yesterday with temps reaching +7 on my thermometer.The wind was rather brisk for most of the day but died out in the evening and temps dropped to a degree or two above freezing.
Last evening I took a look at Simeon Perkin's Diary written 230 years ago here in Liverpool,NS....the weather was similar then to what it is now....read it here.
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Perkin's house,as it is now.--photo by Al © 2007
The temps are expected to rise today and some substantial rainfall is in our forecast for tonight.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~8:00AM AST):
Temperature: -3
Wind: calm
Sky: mostly clear
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Observed at: Western Head 07:00 AM AST Friday 11 January 2008
Temperature: -0.9
Pressure / Tendency: 102.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 89 %
Wind Chill: -1
Dewpoint: -2.51
Wind: NW 2 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy this afternoon with
a few showers. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h this afternoon. High
plus 4.
Tonight..Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches developing this
evening. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 30
overnight. Temperature rising to 9 by morning.
Saturday..Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers in
the morning. Fog patches dissipating late in the morning. Wind west
20 km/h. Temperature falling to 6 in the afternoon.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 9.8 low: 1.5
Precip: none



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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday,Jan 10,2008

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


Yesterday was another mild day here on the south shore.It wasn't as warm as Tuesday but we still saw temps in the low double digits.Most of the day was cloudy and breezy and there were a few showers in the early evening.Overnight the showers ended and temps dropped to near freezing with some slippery road condtions in the area being reported by the local radio station this morning.
It is still above freezing here this morning but temps are expected to drop later today and be below freezing by this evening.According to the f-cast,our mild spell will be over tomorrow and it will be a bit on the nasty side to end the week.

From the Chronicle Herald:
'N.S. weather records fall as heat rises

By AMY PUGSLEY FRASER Staff Reporter
Thu. Jan 10 - 5:33 AM
This week’s warm spell is turning out to be a record-breaker.
Temperatures recorded Wednesday in parts of Nova Scotia broke records set as far back as the 1970s, said Environment Canada meteorologist Andre Cyr.
While the province in general experienced milder-than-usual January weather, the mercury jumped highest in Greenwood, Kentville and Yarmouth.
In the Annapolis Valley, Greenwood residents enjoyed a balmy 15.4 degrees Wednesday, breaking the record of 14.7 set in 1999. Kentville hit 15.1 Wednesday, up from 14.6, also set in 1999.
In Yarmouth, to the southwest, meteorologists recorded temperatures of 10.7 degrees. The previous high of 10.4 was set in 1978.
"The warmer weather is normally because the upper circulation is from the southwest, so it brings the warm air towards the north," Mr. Cyr said. "So it was warm right through Quebec, Maine and Ontario, and a lot of records were broken either in rainfall or temperatures."
And the warmer weather could stay on a little longer, he hinted.
"The temperatures won’t be record-breaking but they will continue to be mild with southwest winds."
Today’s high should be about five degrees, Mr. Cyr said, noting that the usual high for this time of year is about zero.
The outlook for the weekend is good, too, he said, with a bit of rain expected as the higher-than-normal temperatures continue.
But cooler winds should prevail next week.
"By the middle of next week, there will be a colder air mass moving in, so we’ll be back into more winter-like conditions," Mr. Cyr said.
That trend will probably be around for a while, he said.'


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:30AM AST):
Temperature: +2
Wind: light SW
Sky: clear
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Temperature: 4.4
Pressure / Tendency: 100.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 71 %
Dewpoint: -0.51
Wind: WSW 31 km/h gust 40 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Sunny. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to
70 along the coast. High plus 5.
Tonight..Clear. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20
this evening then becoming light overnight. Low minus 6.
Friday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy late in the
morning with 40 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
Periods of rain beginning late in the day. Risk of freezing rain in
the afternoon and early in the evening. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind
becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon then increasing to 40
gusting to 60 in the evening. High plus 2.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 9.3 low: 4.2
Precip: 1.5mm rain

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wednesday,Jan 9,2008

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


Yesterday had to set records here.I was getting +14 readings from my backyard thermometer in the afternoon which is way above what is considered normal for here at this time of the year.There was lots of sunshine and the wind was fairly light for the day.Temps were +5 through the evening under clear skies and stayed above freezing overnight.
It is still very mild here this morning and we are expected to have another day similar to yesterday.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:30AM AST):
Temperature: +8
Wind: light SW
Precip: none w/ fog
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Temperature: 4.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.4 kPa falling
Humidity: 99 %
Dewpoint: 4.7°C
Wind: SSW 23 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches retreating to the coast
early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40
this morning then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 late this afternoon.
High 11.
Tonight..A few showers ending late this evening then clearing. Amount
2 mm. Fog patches dissipating late this evening. Wind southwest 40
km/h gusting to 60. Low plus 1.
Thursday..Sunny. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west
20 in the afternoon. High plus 5.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 10.3 low: 3.3
Precip: none

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

...not again!!

Well.....I spoke too soon.The .echoz.com server was up and now it's down again.Maybe the mouse that generates their power by running in his little wheel has died????......please bear with us until they get the matter resolved.
 

All Systems are GO!!

The http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com URL is now active again.

UPDATE

The echoz.com redirect has died today.I don't know when it will be back online so please use:
http://lvpwx.co.nr to access the weather cam site.
 
Thanks,
Al

The Report for Tuesday,Jan 8,2008

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


What can I say about yesterday?There wasn't a lot of sunshine but it was quite mild at +5....good enough for working outside wearing a sweatshirt instead of a jacket.I even took advantage of the weather and took my 21 speed on a computer service call....gotta like that in January!!Almost all of the ice that was in my driveway is now history.There's still no really cold weather in our forecast right through Friday.A little rain perhaps on the way but no snow.Next week could be quite different....it is winter.
This morning it is a little foggy and milder than yesterday and will be another spring-like day.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:30AM AST):
Temperature: +3
Wind: light SW
Precip: none w/ fog
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station {my pics}) at publication time:
Temperature: 3C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 98 %
Dewpoint: 3C
Wind: SSW 15 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches dissipating this
morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High 8.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. Periods of drizzle beginning
overnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind becoming southwest
20 km/h near midnight. Low 6.
Wednesday..Periods of drizzle ending in the morning then cloudy with
showers beginning in the afternoon and ending in the evening. Amount
5 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the evening. Wind becoming southwest
30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning then west 40 gusting to 60 late
in the day. High 9.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 5.3 low: -1.9
Precip: none

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Report For Monday,Jan 7,2008

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


Yesterday was quite mild here with temps above freezing and lots of sun for most of the day.Those conditions sure put a beating on the ice that was in my driveway and most of it is now gone.The wind was also mostly calm throughout the day.
There's nothing in the forecast for this week to get excited about except for the warm temps expected.We should be seeing double digit Celcius readings on a couple of days....the January thaw?Maybe,but we really didn't have a freeze yet.Having said that,conditions are currently similar to what they were last year during this period.Check out my notes for Jan 2007,on Weather Underground,here.
The temps stayed mild through the evening and I was still reading +3 on my thermometer at 7PM.They dropped to a little below freezing through the evening and overnight,the wind remained calm.
It's a little foggy here this morning and today looks like it will be similar to yesterday with the mild weather to continue until week's end.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~7:30AM AST):
Temperature: -2
Wind: calm
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station (my pics))at publication time:
Temperature: 0.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.4 kPa rising
Humidity: 98 %
Dewpoint: 0.2°C
Wind: SSW 10 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches dissipating this
morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High plus 5.
Tonight..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches developing
this evening. Temperature steady near plus 5.
Tuesday..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning.
60 percent chance of showers in the evening. Wind becoming southwest
20 km/h in the morning. High 8.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 8.0 low: -1.2
Precip: none

Sunday, January 6, 2008


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



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

Lots of people consider Canada to be cold and snowy most of the time and that is not the case at all...especially here.Besides being used as a 'personal weather diary',that is one of the reasons I have been blogging about the weather in this area for a couple of years now and recently started this new blog on Blogspot.Eventually we'll get the message across (just joking!!!).Anyways,for those who don't already know,Nova Scotia also has some very hot weather in the summer months and our Autumns are the epitome of perfect weather.Keep following this blog and you'll find out exactly how our seasons are on the south shore of Nova Scotia via an eye witness account.Feel free to also drop in a comment or ask a question.I'd be pleased to hear from you.

It was generally overcast here yesterday but the temps were not too bad at slightly +/- 0 for the day.That temp,even though some may call it cold,is so much better than the -17 we had the other morning.That,folks,is cold with a capital 'C'!
The temps only went down to -4 in the evening and overnight.Today is expected to be above normal here.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time(~8:00AM AST):
Temperature: -3
Wind: calm
Precip: none
Visual:
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Conditions at Western Head(Environment Canada's local weather station)at publication time:
Temperature: -0.4C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 94 %
Wind Chill: -2
Dewpoint: -1.2C
Wind: WSW 5 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast:
Today..Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning.
Clearing this afternoon. High plus 5.
Tonight..A few clouds. Fog patches overnight. Low minus 1.
Monday..Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers late in
the evening. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High
plus 4.

For the record
Yesterday's official data:
Temps: high: 1.2 low: -3.6
Precip: none