Saturday, February 2, 2008

Rain,Wind,Mild

This morning's photo:

Yesterday's weather was mostly uneventful,temps were slightly +/- the freezing point for the daytime and there was no precip.The rain began moving into the area around 9PM and it was raining quite steadily by 10.Temps had risen to +1° by then.

Overnight the intensity of the rain increased,the wind began to pick up considerably and the temp rose to +5.

This morning it is still raining heavily,the rainfall warning is still in effect along with a wind warning.Clearing is expected to begin this afternoon with the temps dropping to below freezing overnight.

- ©Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: 7°

Wind: strong SE

Sky: overcast

Precip: heavy rain


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

Temperature: 6.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.6 kPa falling
Humidity: 99 %
Dewpoint: 6.6°C
Wind: SSE 53 km/h gust 64 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today: Rain at times heavy ending this morning then clearing. Risk of thundershowers. Amount 20 mm. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 early this morning then increasing to 50 gusting to 80 early this afternoon. High 9 with temperature falling to plus 4 by noon.
Tonight: Clear. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near midnight. Low minus 6.
Tomorrow: Becoming cloudy in the morning. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 2.1° low: -7.5° Precip: 4.6 mm rain


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)




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Temps in Canada are measured in Celsius degrees.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Lots Of Rain On The Way

This morning's photo:

Yesterday was a beautiful day here on the South Shore.The temps were warm,there was lots of sunshine and very little wind....a taste of Spring on the last day of January.I actually got to spend the afternoon outside in decent weather for a change.

Temps dropped to below freezing in the evening but the low did not get down to what was forecast.

Today we have a rainfall warning in effect here.We are expected to recieve a period of freezing rain changing to rain with 25 to 50 mm of rain possible this evening and into tomorrow.

- ©Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -7°

Wind: calm

Sky: mostly clear

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -5.3°C
Pressure / Tendency: 103.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 76 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -8.9°C
Wind: N 5 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today: Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 20 km/h late this afternoon. High zero.
Tonight: Cloudy. Ice pellets beginning this evening changing to rain at times heavy near midnight. Risk of freezing rain late this evening. Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind east 30 km/h becoming southeast 40 gusting to 70 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 5 by morning.
Tomorrow: Rain at times heavy ending in the afternoon then clearing. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind south 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 70 in the morning then becoming west 40 gusting to 60 late in the day. Temperature falling to plus 4 by noon.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 4.6° low: -5.4° Precip: 0 mm


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)




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Temps in Canada are measured in Celsius degrees.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Still Mild

This morning's photo:Yesterday was another mild day here and we had a great deal of rain in the late afternoon and into the evening.Temps were above freezing all day,dropping to the freezing mark in the late evening when it cleared.

Today is expected to be a pretty decent day here with relatively mild temps and sunshine.The next round of precip is not expected until late tomorrow.

The temperature is expected to stay mild through the weekend and into next week.

- ©Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -2°

Wind: calm

Sky: clear

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -0.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.9 kPa rising
Humidity: 76 %
Wind Chill: -5
Dewpoint: -4.1°C
Wind: WSW 17 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today: Sunny. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature steady near minus 2.
Tonight: Clear. Low minus 11.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Becoming cloudy early in the afternoon with flurries or ice pellets beginning in the evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the evening. High minus 2.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 8.6° low: -0.9° Precip: 11.2mm rain


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)




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This blog is usually published by 9AM local time and is sometimes updated through the day.

Temps in Canada are measured in Celsius degrees.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mild

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This morning's photo:

It was mild here yesterday with temps a degree or two above freezing for the day.Overnight the temps only dropped to the freezing point which wasn't much of a change from the daytime.The wind was calm.

Some more of the snow will melt today with temps expected to be approx 10° above seasonal normal and showers on the way for this evening.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: 0°

Wind: calm

Sky: overcast

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -0.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.0 kPa rising
Humidity: 95 %
Wind Chill: -4
Dewpoint: -1.51°C
Wind: WSW 8 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of drizzle. Risk of freezing drizzle early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 8.
Tonight: Cloudy. Showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches developing this evening and dissipating overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming south 50 gusting to 80 then southwest 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 4.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the evening. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 1.7° low: -1.6° 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)




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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Better Today

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This morning's photo:

Yesterday was a very rainy and windy day here in NS.Temps were a few degrees above freezing and a good portion of the snow that arrived Sunday night has melted.There's still a couple of centimeters on the ground and lots of slush along the roadways.This saturated snow was very heavy and hard to move.

The wind mostly died out in the evening and the precip tapered to a light drizzle.Temps were near the freezing mark and are expected to stay there today with a big increase on the way for tomorrow.That should make most of the snow disappear...here's hoping.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: 0°

Wind: v. light N

Sky: overcast

Precip: none


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

Temperature: 1.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 97 %
Dewpoint: 0.6°C
Wind: N 13 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High plus 5.

Tonight: Cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low zero.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the morning then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 late in the day. High 7.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 2.3° low: -2.1° Precip: 30.1mm (snow/rain)


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)




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Monday, January 28, 2008

Stormy Weather

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This morning's photo:




It was cold here for most of yesterday....make that ALL of yesterday.When the temp did begin to rise,the wind picked up,so it actually felt colder.It started snowing in the early evening and we were up to -4 by midnight.By then the roads were covered and it was still snowing quite steadily.Conditions at that time were very much like a blizzard:


Early this morning the snow changed to freezing rain and the wind increased even more.Road conditions are reported as very bad and all area schools are closed.

Currently,I have about 10 cms of snow,completely saturated with water,on my back steps.The wind has brought down a few small branches,no power failures in this are so far.

Conditions are not expected to improve until later today.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -2°

Wind: strong NE

Sky: overcast

Precip: rain


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

Temperature: 0.0°C

Pressure / Tendency: 100.8 kPa falling

Humidity: 98 %

Wind Chill: -8°C

Dewpoint: -0.3°C

Wind: NE 43 km/h gust 65 km/h



The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Winter storm warning in effect.

Today: Snow mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain changing to rain this morning and ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Snow and ice pellet amount 2 to 4 cm. Rainfall amount 20 mm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 except gusting to 90 along the coast this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 gusting to 40 near noon. High plus 4.

Tonight: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 2.

Tuesday: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High zero.
Wednesday: Showers. Low plus 1. High 11.
Thursday: Sunny. Low minus 5. High minus 2.
Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 8. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -0.6° low: -12.4° Precip: 11.8mm


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)




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Sunday, January 27, 2008


This morning's photo:

Saturday was another cold day here on the South Shore of NS....actually it was quite cold in all of Canada.It was a little warmer than Friday but I still saw a max of only -7°.Once again it was sunny,calm and clear but that is about to change.There's some inclement weather on the way and it should arrive later today or tomorrow.Along with that,it will be warmer as we are expecting the temps to be above freezing and that will be very welcome.We're getting too soft here and don't care for the seriously cold temps anymore!

There's nothing happening here yet this morning and today really shouldn't be too bad until later.The forecast has a wind warning and 5-10 cms of snow and ice in it before the change over to rain overnight.

- Al C 2008


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -13°

Wind: calm

Sky: clear

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -8.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 91 %
Wind Chill: -14
Dewpoint: -9.4°C
Wind: WNW 7 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Wind warning in effect.
Today..Sunny. Becoming cloudy early this afternoon. Wind becoming
east 30 km/h early this afternoon. High minus 4.
Tonight..Cloudy. Snow mixed with ice pellets beginning near midnight
changing to rain overnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 to 10 cm.
Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind east 30 km/h becoming northeast 40 gusting
to 60 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.
Monday..Rain. Amount 20 mm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60
increasing to 60 gusting to 90 in the morning then diminishing to 30
gusting to 50 late in the day. High plus 5.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -4.3° low: -12.3° 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)




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