Saturday, February 16, 2008

Calm and Clear

This morning's photo:

Yesterday was fairly mild here with temps a little above freezing.The day was mostly ovecast with light winds and an ocassional shower.Overnight the skies cleared and the temp has dropped to a chilly -11.Today is expected to be somewhat colder than it has been over the past few days with a few flurries.It is going to warm up early next week with rain forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
- ©Al C 2008 (73's)

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -11°C

Wind: calm

Sky: clear

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -4.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 58 %
Wind Chill: -13
Dewpoint: -11.6°C
Wind: NW 30 km/h gust 49 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. 
Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature falling to minus 8
by noon.
Tonight..A few clouds. Low minus 10 except minus 14 inland.
Sunday..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with 60 percent
chance of flurries in the afternoon and evening. Wind becoming south
30 km/h in the afternoon. High minus 1.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 3.3° low: -6.3° Precip: 0


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


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The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


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Friday, February 15, 2008

Quiet

This morning's photo:

There's not much to report from here today.
Yesterday wasn't too bad.Temps were above freezing until around the mid-afternoon.Overnight the winds died out and we were a little below the freezing mark.
We are expecting a little precip today with temps a couple of degrees above freezing.


- ©Al C 2008 (73's)


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -6°C

Wind: calm

Sky: overcast

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -5.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Chill: -9
Dewpoint: -7.8°C
Wind: WSW 7 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Increasing cloudiness. Rain showers or flurries beginning 
early this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50
this morning. High plus 2.
Tonight..Rain showers or flurries ending late this evening then
clearing. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 near
midnight. Low minus 4.
Saturday..Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries in
the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon.
Temperature falling to minus 6 by noon.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 7.4° low: -4.2° Precip: 5.1 mm rain


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

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The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

My biz


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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Warm...for now

This morning's photo:

Yesterday was quite a day here.It began with snow that turned to freezing rain and then to all rain.The rain was torrential through the evening and part of the night and the winds were very strong from the SE.This morning it's a whole new world here....most of the snow is gone and the temperature is at +5...kind of Spring-like.Clearing is expected over the next few hours with the temp dropping to the freezing mark.

So far,February hasn't been too great here.That's not a surprise for us,but if you're thinking about heading south for some R&R you'd better read this:

Canadian says tourists robbed by police in Acapulco

The Canadian Press

HAMILTON — Three Canadians are at the centre of a police and government corruption scandal in Acapulco, Mexico, after several Canadian and American tourists said they were robbed by police.

Geoff Walsh, 76, of Beamsville, Ont., a Montreal couple and an American man, said they were robbed at gunpoint by four police officers last Wednesday.

Mr. Walsh and other victims turned to a government tourism bureau to help them complain to police.

But, according to Mexican media reports, the tourism bureau official who took the complaints then tried to extort the suspected police officers of 20,000 pesos ($1,860) to make the victims' complaints disappear.

The scheme allegedly came to light when the female tourism bureau official put the squeeze on the wrong police unit she thought was on patrol in the resort town that night.

Acapulco newspaper El Sur Periodico Guerrero says four police officers from Acapulco's domestic police force have been suspended pending an investigation.

Mr. Walsh, who runs a roadside tavern in Beamsville, Ont., said his week-long getaway in Acapulco turned into a nightmare when he decided to leave his El Tropicano resort hotel around 1:30 a.m. to find a local bar.

I was only three blocks away when I heard a vehicle pull up beside me, then a Jeep pulled right in front of me,” he said. “Four police officers jumped out, and pointed their submachine-guns at me.”

He said the uniformed officers, three men and one woman, told him to put his hands above his head.

The female officer put her hands into my shirt and my pants pockets and pulled out 1,838 peso,” worth $170, he said. “They told me to keep my hands in the air, then got back in their Jeep and took off.”

While he was filling out a complaint form, he said, an American came in and complained of being robbed by four police that night.

A couple from Montreal turned up with a similar story minutes later.

Mr. Walsh said a woman from the tourism bureau took him to the police station where they were asked to identify suspects.

A female cop and another cop were brought into the room. I couldn't recognize either.”

Mr. Walsh said he was called back to police station that night where another female officer was shown to him. He said he immediately identified one of the officers who robbed him.

Canadian foreign affairs officials confirm that Mr. Walsh has contacted them, but would not give any further details. Officials from the Mexican embassy in Ottawa have not responded.



- ©Al C 2008 (73's)


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: 5°C

Wind: moderate SW

Sky: overcast

Precip: none / fog


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

Temperature: 5.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.6 kPa falling
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 5.8°C
Wind: SSW 45 km/h gust 58 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Periods of rain ending near noon then clearing. Amount 2 to 4
mm. Fog patches early this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to
50. Temperature falling to zero by noon.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind northwest 30
km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 7.
Friday..Cloudy. Rain showers or wet flurries beginning in the
afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h in the morning. High plus
2.


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 7.8° low: -7.7° Precip: 25mm rain


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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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Revision

I sent the update out too soon....we have 8cms of snow and are currently receiving freezing rain/sleet :-( .
12:16PM

Update

The snow has ended.Accumulation of about 5cms here.The temp is still a degree or two below freezing but is on the rise.

Snow Now,Rain Later

This morning's photo:


Yesterday was another cold day here.It wasn't quite as cold as Monday but it certainly wasn't a beach day.The wind was light throughout the day.Temp was down to -10° in the evening.

Today promises to be an interesting day.This morning it is snowing and we are under a rainfall warning. So far,we have enough snow to cover the streets and there has been a great deal of school and events cancellations.The temperature is rising and the snow will turn to rain later this morning or early this afternoon.Freezing rain is possible during the change over.There's lots of rain on the way for tonight with temps above 0 for the next few days.

- ©Al C 2008 (73's)


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature*: -4°

Wind: light SE

Sky: overcast

Precip: snow

*Temperatures in Canada are measured in Celsius degrees.


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

Temperature: -2.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 93 %
Wind Chill: -9
Dewpoint: -3.51°C
Wind: SE 23 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Rainfall warning in effect.

Today:
Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning changing to rain this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain early this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Rainfall amount 10 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this morning then becoming south 50 gusting to 80 late this afternoon. High 7.

Tonight:
Rain at times heavy ending overnight then cloudy. Risk of thundershowers. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming west 20 overnight. Temperature steady near 8.

Thursday:
Showers ending late in the day then cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating early in the morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 30 gusting to 60 in the morning. Temperature falling to plus 2 by noon.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -2.7° low: -10.3° Precip: 0


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


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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, February 12, 2008

Clear Now...Storm On The Way

This morning's photo:

Yesterday wasn't a very nice day here.It was cold with a windchill of approxiamately -20°.The snow from Sunday is mostly frozen solid here and,what isn't,has been blown around by the wind.The wind has been quite strong since Sunday night.The roads are OK in most areas except for in the open areas where they are subjected to the blowing snow.

Some areas got more snow than we did and all schools were closed province-wide yesterday.Usually closings are district based and do not include the whole province except for in extreme circumstances.

Today looks like it will be fine and seasonable.There's another mess on the way for tomorrow but temperatures will be warmer.

- ©Al C 2008 (73's)


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature*: -13°

Wind: light W

Sky: mostly clear

Precip: none

*Temperatures in Canada are measured in Celsius degrees.


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

Temperature: -9.8°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 88 %
Wind Chill: -18
Dewpoint: -11.4°C
Wind: W 21 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Winter storm watch in effect.
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing this afternoon. Wind
northwest 30 km/h. High minus 2.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low minus 10.
Wednesday..Cloudy. Snow beginning early in the morning changing to
ice pellets or freezing rain and then to rain and fog in the
afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount possibly more than 10 cm.
Rainfall amount possibly more than 20 mm. Wind becoming southeast 30
km/h gusting to 50 in the morning then south 40 gusting to 70 late in
the day. High 6.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: -0.9° low: -8.5° Precip: 0.6mm snow


Weather links:

My 2007 blog on Weather Underground

Environment Canada

Intellicast


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The Liverpool Weather Cam

In Queens County Today

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Full Blown Winter Weather

This morning's photo:

I missed getting a post in for yesterday.There wasn't much to report about Saturday anyways....gray and temps around 0°.

Yesterday was a different story.The day starteted at slightly +/- the freezing point with fog.Some light rain began around noon and turned to snow by 2PM.The snow was quite intense by times and continued into the late afternoon.We got about 8cms of heavy,wet snow here in total.Temps dropped in the evening to below freezing and the wind picked up substantially.This morning everything is frozen and the streets are covered in most areas.

- ©Al C 2008 (73's)


Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -7°

Wind: brisk SW

Sky: overcast

Precip: none


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

Temperature: -5.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 82 %
Wind Chill: -14
Dewpoint: -7.8°C
Wind: WSW 36 km/h gust 54 km/h


The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind west 50
km/h gusting to 80. Temperature falling to minus 4 this afternoon.
Tonight..A few flurries ending this evening then cloudy periods with
40 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind
west 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 this
evening. Low minus 6.
Tuesday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to
60. High minus 2.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 1.7° low: -1.0° Precip: 1.6mm rain and snow


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

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Temps in Canada are measured in Celsius degrees.