Saturday, January 26, 2008

More Cold

My view this morning.


It was a cold day in Nova Scotia yesterday.That may have been an understatement,the temps barely made it to -10° here on Hoptoad Hill.The only good thing was that it was sunny and there was very little wind.This morning it is still quite cold and we are in for another day of this and then we will be warming up with some precip on the way for Monday....looks like the usual snow changing to rain thing for here.I guess that means more ice to deal with next week.

As you can tell by the pictures that I post here,we have basically no snow accumulation to date.That's the way I like it but,since we are basically following the same track as last year,we may get our snow later.The biggest snow storm last year was on Easter Eve and that was a blizzard that left 30cms behind:

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -15°

Wind: calm

Sky: clear

Precip: none


Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):

Temperature: -10.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Chill: -14
Dewpoint: -12.2°C
Wind: WNW 7 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries early
this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this morning then becoming northwest 20 late this morning. High minus 11.

Tonight..Clear. Low minus 19.Sunday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 9. Cold wind chill minus 27.


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -7.6° low: -13.9° Precip: none


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


Local links:

The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


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My Location

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Cold Again





My view this morning.




Yesterday was a seasonable day here with temps around -5° for the day.They began to drop in the evening to -8° and kept falling through the night.This morning we are back into the negative double digits and expected to stay there for the next couple of days.A few flurries are in the forecast.

The temps are expected to rebound and we will be back on the plus side by early next week.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -15°

Wind: light NW

Sky: clear

Precip: none


Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):

Temperature: -6.8°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.5 kPa rising
Humidity: 68 %
Wind Chill: -11
Dewpoint: -11.8°C
Wind: N 9 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind north 30 km/h. High minus 12. 
Cold wind chill minus 25.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. A few flurries beginning this evening. Wind
northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 16.
Saturday..A few flurries ending in the morning then clearing. High
minus 10.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -1.2° low: -7.9° Precip: none


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


Local links:

The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


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My Location

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quiet Weather












My view this morning.


Yesterday was fairly mild here with temps rising above freezing and staying there for the day.Last evening the temp droppped to a little below freezing and it was overcast with a few passing flurries.

There are no storms in the forecast for the next few days and temps are expected to be seasonable or a little below.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -7°

Wind: calm

Sky: partly clear

Precip: none


Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):

Temperature: -4.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.6 kPa rising
Humidity: 73 %
Wind Chill: -8
Dewpoint: -8.51°C
Wind: NW 9 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..A mix of sun and cloud. A few flurries this morning. Wind 
becoming west 20 km/h this morning. Temperature steady near minus 5.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. Flurries beginning this evening and ending
overnight. Wind becoming north 20 km/h overnight. Low minus 16.
Friday..Clearing in the morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming
northwest 30 in the morning. High minus 14. Cold wind chill minus 26.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 3.9° low: -4.0° Precip: none


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


Local links:

The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


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My Location

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Much Warmer












My view this morning.


Yesterday started out pretty cold at -20°C but warmed up quite nicely.By late morning we were only a couple of degrees below freezing and getting a little light snow.The snow flurries were on and off through the afternoon,got more steady around dark and then quickly changed to rain.The temp was 2 or 3 degrees above freezing for the evening and the rain was heavy by times.

This morning the rain has ended and the temp is just slightly below freezing.We may possibly see some flurries here later although it sure doesn't look like we will very soon.Atleast we are out of the deep freeze...for now,anyways.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -2°
Wind: v. light SW
Sky: partly clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):
Temperature: 1.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 97 %
Dewpoint: 1.1°C
Wind: SW 15 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Rain showers changing to flurries early this morning and
ending near noon then sunny with cloudy periods. Rainfall amount 2
mm. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Fog patches dissipating early this morning.
Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 early this
morning. Temperature falling to minus 2 this afternoon.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. Flurries beginning late this evening and
ending overnight. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 6.
Thursday..Cloudy with sunny periods. Flurries beginning late in the
morning. Amount 2 cm. High minus 4.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps:
high: 4.6° low: -13.5° Precip: none


Weather links:
My 2007 blog on Weather Underground
Environment Canada
Intellicast

Local links:
The Liverpool Weather Cam
In Queens County Today
My biz

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My Location
My Power Point Presentation of this area(2006)


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

-20 C









My view this morning.



Yesterday was a seriously cold day here.The temp on my thermometer was at -15°C for most of the day.We had lots of sun but there was no heat in it and the wind didn't help matters any,either.It was a perfect day to be inside,which I was unable to do,with the windchill being reported at -25°C or lower.

One of the biggest problems we have here right now,besides the cold,is that there is ice everywhere and,in most places,it is covered with a skim of snow making it very slippery.

This morning it is colder than it's been here for awhile...it's good that the wind has died out.Fortunately,this won't be lasting long here and temps are expected to rise to the plus side later today with some snow changing to rain in the forecast..

- Al C 2008


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries this 
morning. Periods of snow beginning this afternoon. Amount 2 cm. Wind
west 20 km/h becoming south 20 late this morning. High zero.
Tonight..Periods of snow and local blowing snow changing to rain this
evening then to flurries overnight. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Rainfall
amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing
to 20 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 3 by midnight.
Wednesday..Flurries ending in the morning then a mix of sun and
cloud. 60 percent chance of flurries in the evening. Wind west 30
km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 20 in the afternoon then
becoming light in the evening. Temperature falling to minus 2 in the
afternoon.

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -20°

Wind: calm

Sky: clear

Precip: none


Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):

Temperature: -13.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 103.4 kPa rising
Humidity: 73 %
Wind Chill: -17
Dewpoint: -17.2°C
Wind: WSW 6 km/h


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -10.7° low: -15.5° Precip: none


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


Local links:

The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


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My Location

My Power Point Presentation of this area(2006)




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Monday, January 21, 2008

Very Cold




The photo is the view from the front window of my den at publication time.


Yesterday wasn't very nice here.We had about 8 cms of snow and the wind was quite strong and blew it around quite a bit.The temp wasn't too bad throughout most of the day at just a few degrees below freezing but it started dropping later in the day and was down to -15°C by midnight.The wind had tapered off by then and we had a few more flurries through the evening.
This morning it is not fit to be outside.The temp is at -15 and the wind is quite strong once again.There is lots of blowing and drifting snow being reported on the open areas of HWY103 and elsewhere.
Tomorrow is expected to be somewhat warmer.

I found an article about the cat that I mentioned in yesterday's blog:
Cat frozen to ground freed by Regina man who heard 'howling and howling'
Canwest News Service Published: Saturday, January 19, 2008
A Saskatchewan man freed a lost cat who was frozen to the ground in sub-zero temperatures last Thursday. Mike Campbell was in an industrial area of Regina when he heard a cat howling in pain near some wrecked cars. "I was looking around and I couldn't see it until I started crawling underneath the cars," Mr. Campbell said. "I went to grab it, but it couldn't come to me because it was frozen to the ground. It was just howling and howling and howling." Mr. Campbell and the friend who was with him crawled under the car and began the painstaking task of freeing the animal. Mr. Campbell then took "Lucky" to the Animal Clinic of Regina, where he told the vets he would pay the bill, but could not keep the cat because he already has five of his own. Although Lucky's tail and hind limbs were frozen, he was medicated and slowly warmed up, said veterinarian Dr. Lesley Sheppard. The veterinarian added that surgery may be required. It was -47C with the wind chill factor on Thursday in Regina.

Copyright © 2007 CanWest Interactive, a division of CanWest MediaWorks Publications, Inc.. All rights reserved.


- Al C 2008


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Flurries except snow squalls inland and over higher terrain.

Local amount 10 cm inland and over higher terrain. Local blowing 
snow. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High minus 12. Cold wind chill minus 26
this morning.
Tonight..Flurries ending this evening then clear. Snow squalls inland
and over higher terrain this evening. Local amount 5 cm inland and
over higher terrain. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind west 30
km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 17.
Tuesday..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning.
Periods of snow beginning late in the morning. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind
becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High zero.


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -15°
Wind: gusty NW
Sky: clear
Precip: none


Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):
Temperature: -13.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Chill: -21
Dewpoint: -16.6°C
Wind: NW 12 km/h


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 1° low: -12.8° Precip: 8 cms snow


Weather links:
My 2007 blog on Weather Underground
Environment Canada
Intellicast



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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Snowing

The above photo is the view from the front window of my den at publication time.


We had a fairly decent day here yesterday with temps around the freezing mark,some sunshine and very little wind.The flurries that were forecast didn't happen here.The evening temp was only down to -3°C and it was calm.The leftovers from the storm on Friday,however,have frozen and most yards and driveways are coated with a slippery skim of ice.I can only imagine what the dirt roads must be like presently.

I have been reading that it is very cold in the west and,OMG!!,it's even getting cold in the 'center of the universe'(aka,Toronto,Ont.).

From the CTV website:

' Newfoundland is bracing for another winter blast Saturday as parts of the Avalon Peninsula are expected to receive at least 35 centimetres of accumulated snow.

A low-pressure system developing east of South Carolina will track northeastward overnight bringing snow to Newfoundland by Sunday morning.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Burin Peninsula, the North and South Avalon Peninsula, Clarenville and the Bonavista Peninsula.

"Snowsqualls can be expected to give local snowfall accumulations of up to 25 centimetres today and tonight. Visibility will be reduced to near zero at times," Environment Canada's website reads.

Moving farther west, Environment Canada issued wind chill and snowfall warnings for areas throughout Western Canada on Saturday.

An Arctic high-pressure ridge in Saskatchewan is creating a cold northwesterly flow over Manitoba, producing wind chills in the -40 C to -45 C range, the weather office reports.

Wind chill warnings are in effect for the Killarney, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, and Brandon areas of Manitoba.(I have a brother who lives in Portage La Prairie.I'm sure he's just loving this.-ed) While farther north, the Tadoule Lake, Leaf Rapids and Gillam areas are also being warned about the extreme cold.

In British Columbia, a Pacific weather system prompted Environment Canada to issue a snowfall warning for several areas.

"The system is expected to give total snowfall accumulations up to 15 cm to Prince George, McGregor and Williston and total snowfall amounts near 10 cm over the B.C. south Peace River by this afternoon," the weather office's website reported Saturday.

Snowfall warnings have also been issued for Hinton, Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Grande Prairie, Alta.'

I also heard a horrific story about a stray cat in Saskatchewan found frozen to the ground under a car.Thankfully he was rescued and is being looked after.If I can find the associated arcticle I will post it later.

I would imagine that some of that cold weather will soon be influencing our weather.As far as I'm concerned,it can take it's time getting here.There are some colder temps on the way,according to the forecast,but nothing that is too extreme.....yet!

This morning we are getting some light snow.Currently there is a couple of centimeters on the ground with 5 to 10 forecast.

- Al C 2008


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Snow ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of

flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting

to 50 early this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 4 this

afternoon.

Tonight..Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind

northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 15.

Monday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming

west 20 early in the afternoon. High minus 12. Cold wind chill minus

27.


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -4°

Wind: calm

Sky: overcast

Precip: light snow


Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time (my station pics):

Temperature: -0.3°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.6 kPa falling
Humidity: 94 %
Wind Chill: -3
Dewpoint: -1.2°C
Wind: WSW 9 km/h


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -2° low: -11° Precip: none


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


Local links:

The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


Other links/info:

My Location

My Power Point Presentation of this area(2006)


If any readers have similar blogs they would like me to add a link to here,please let me know.



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My weather cam is streamed via WME 9 on an IBM P2.

I use and recommend Firefox .


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