Saturday, March 22, 2008

Still Cool

This morning's weather photo.

Cool and flurries was the story for yesterday.The temp stayed below freezing for the day and overnight.
There's no change so far this morning and doesn't appear as if there will be any throughout the day.The current cool weather is expected to last into next week.
The weather is still better than last Easter....I will post a photo of Easter 2007 in tomorrow's blog.

- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -6°C
Wind: light SW
Sky: mostly clear
Precip: occasional light flurries

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -4.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 91 %
Wind Chill: -11
Dewpoint: -6.2°C
Wind: WSW 17 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A few flurries ending this afternoon then cloudy with sunny
periods. Local amount 2 cm. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40
increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this morning. High minus 1.
Tonight..Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind west
40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this evening.
Low minus 7.
Sunday..A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries in
the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to
50. High minus 2.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  0.4°  low: -4.6°   Precip: trace

Friday, March 21, 2008

Flurries Today

This morning's weather photo.

We didn't get the freezing rain that was forecast and did hit most of the rest of the province yesterday.Our day was just an 'all rain' event with the precip ending in the early evening.Temps remained mild in the

evening but dropped overnight to slightly below freezing and the wind began increasing around midnight.
This morning we are having a few light flurries and we had enough through the night to leave a coating on the ground.Conditions are expected to stay this way for today,warmer tomorrow.

- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -1°C
Wind: moderate SW
Sky: overcast
Precip: light flurries

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -1.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.0 kPa rising
Humidity: 86 %
Dewpoint: -3.1°C
Wind: WSW 24 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy. A few flurries beginning early this morning. Local
amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming west 40 gusting to 60
this morning. Temperature falling to minus 1 by noon.
Tonight..Flurries. Wind west 30 km/h. Low minus 6.
Saturday..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 30
km/h. High minus 3.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  5.6°  low: -0.5°   Precip: 19.2mm rain

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nice Yesterday....Today,Not So Nice

This morning's weather photo and my thermometer from yesterday.

Yesterday was a very nice day here on the South Shore on NS.Temps were very warm and,although the official highs are measured in shaded areas,my backyard thermometer was hitting near 20° in the sunlight.
Today is a somewhat different scenario....a freezing rain warning is in effect.So far,it is not doing a whole lot of anything but that is expected to change.All area schools are closed in anticipation of the roads

becoming treacherous as the day progresses.Time will tell.
If we get what is forecast we may also have power outages as the wires become ice laden.
It should be an interesting day here.

Queens County
4:30 AM ADT Thursday 20 March 2008
Freezing rain warning for
Queens County continued

This is a warning that an extended period of freezing rain is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system over New England will track across New Brunswick tonight and the Gulf of St Lawrence Friday. An area of ice pellets and freezing rain ahead of the system has moved into western Nova

Scotia overnight and will move across mainland Nova Scotia today to reach Cape Breton by late this afternoon. Most areas except immediate Atlantic coastal sections will see an extended period of freezing rain

before it changes to rain.
Additionally...Very strong Les Suetes winds gusting to 120 km/h are forecast to develop from Margaree Harbour to Bay St Lawrence late this afternoon.
 
- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: 1°C
Wind: light E
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: 1.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.5 kPa falling
Humidity: 90 %
Dewpoint: -0.51°C
Wind: E 24 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Freezing rain warning in effect.
Today..Periods of freezing rain mixed with ice pellets changing to
rain or drizzle this morning. Rainfall amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog
patches developing near noon. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50
increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this morning then becoming south 30
gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 7.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers changing to
flurries overnight. Fog patches dissipating this evening. Wind south
30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 50 gusting to 80 near midnight.
Low minus 1.
Friday..Flurries. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow late in
the day. Wind west 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northwest 40
gusting to 70 late in the day. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  6.7°  low: -6.6°   Precip: 0

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Much Calmer

This morning's weather photo

The wind finally died down late yesterday.Temps reached about +2° here and it was mostly clear.The evening remained clear and cool.
This morning is a carbon copy of yesterday without the gale force winds.A couple of days of mild weather are forecast for this area with some rain later today.There's a possiblity of a brief period of freezing rain tomorrow morning and then more rain.Gusty winds will accompany the precip.
Cooler with flurries for the weekend.

- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -7°C
Wind: light NW
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -6.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.2 kPa falling
Humidity: 44 %
Wind Chill: -11
Dewpoint: -16.3°C
Wind: NNW 12 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. Wind north
20 km/h becoming light this morning. High plus 5. UV index 4 or
moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. Ice pellets mixed with rain beginning overnight.
Risk of freezing rain. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this evening
then increasing to 40 gusting to 70 overnight. Low minus 2 with
temperature rising to zero by morning.
Thursday..Periods of rain. Risk of freezing rain early in the
morning. Rainfall amount 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 40 km/h
gusting to 70 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 then southwest 20 late
in the day. High 7.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 2.7° low: -7.3° Precip: 0


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Still Windy

This morning's weather photo

Yesterday was very windy,but relatively mild,here.The winds stayed with us throughout the night and haven't abated much yet today.The system that brought the high winds to our area has moved futher east and is currently lying south of Newfoundland.It appears to be breaking up and does not have the defined 'eye' that it had yesterday afternoon and evening.
Amazingly,there were no wind related power failures in our area.
The wind is expected to die out as the day moves along.Warmer weather on the way for tomorrow.
 
- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -7°C
Wind: strong NW
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -6.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Chill: -15
Dewpoint: -13.8°C
Wind: NNW 33 km/h gust 52 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. High zero. UV index 4
or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 6.
Wednesday..Sunny. Wind north 30 km/h becoming light in the morning.
High 7.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  2.1°  low: -5.5°   Precip: 0


Don't forget to jump on another bandwagon and sign up for Earth Day 2008.I won't put a link here.....just Google it.
More Pied Pipers blowing their flutes,more 'children' following.
While you're there,be sure to purchase a T-shirt and/or a plush toy produced by some Third World,pollution spewing,factory.
Do you think they'll be turning off the power for an hour on March 29? Not likely.
Do you think that turning off your power for an hour will have any impact on the natural occurance of Global Warming?Again,not likely.
Do you think that by NOT buying goods produced by the pollution spewing factories in the Third World you will have an impact on the state of the planet? You certainly will !!
Do some research... start here: http://www.globalwarminghoax.com


Monday, March 17, 2008

Update---Very Windy

Currently we are experiencing some very strong winds.The picture above is the latest satellite image and the storm is very much like a hurricane...in March!!??
Newfoundland is expecting 60cms of snow from this disturbance.

Latest buoy data from buoy 44139 on Banqureau Bank south on NL:
Wind Direction (WDIR): NE ( 40 deg true )
24-hour plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 46.6 kts
24-hour plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 58.3 kts
24-hour plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 27.9 ft
24-hour plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 12 sec
24-hour plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.15 in
24-hour plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.05 in ( Falling )
24-hour plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 29.3 °F
24-hour plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 36.5 °F
24-hour plot - Ice Accretion Ice Accretion (ICE): 0.00 in per hour
24-hour plot - Wind Chill Wind Chill (CHILL): 10.0 °F

Cool and Breezy

This morning's weather photo

It was sunny and above freezing here yesterday.Some of the snow from Saturday melted but there's still lots left to go.
It's quite cool here this morning and the wind is fairly brisk from the NW.We should reach 0° here today,and we might see a flurry or two,but that's about it.
There is an approaching system that will stay offshore as it makes it's way to Newfoundland.We are not expected to see any significant impact from it here but winds of 90Km/h are forecast for eastern parts of NS.NL is expecting lots of snow and wind when it hits them later today and into tomorrow.
From the Chronicle Herald:
Forecasters were tracking a massive storm on Sunday that threatened to unleash powerful winds in parts of Nova Scotia and bury Newfoundland under 50 centimetres of snow over a couple of days.
The brawny low-pressure system was expected to lash eastern parts of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton with winds gusting up to 90 kilometres an hour beginning overnight Sunday and persisting into mid-week.
While the only snow forecast for the province was between five and 10 centimetres in Cape Breton, Environment Canada said lingering winds could whip up fresh snow that fell across the province on the weekend, creating whiteout conditions in some areas.
"Winds will gust pretty much everywhere across mainland Nova Scotia, a little bit lighter the further west you go," forecaster Chris Fogerty said Sunday. "There will be probably quite a bit of blowing, drifting snow."
The storm was expected to hit winter-weary Newfoundland the hardest, heaving snow across the province on Monday. The same powerful winds predicted for Nova Scotia were expected to hammer the island, as well.
The snow was expected to be mixed with freezing rain or ice pellets on Tuesday, while rain was forecast for the province’s Avalon Peninsula, where the capital city of St. John’s is located.
The latest storm prediction follows a bout of nasty weather that brought about 20 centimetres of snow to the area on the weekend.
Just last week, St. John’s was virtually shut down after a major storm, while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency on Newfoundland’s Fogo Island.
In Nova Scotia, many residents spent the weekend digging out after 15 centimetres of heavy snow fell on Saturday.
While the calendar indicates that spring is just around the corner, Fogerty said snowplow operators in Atlantic Canada could be kept busy for some time.
"Well, if climatology has any say, I certainly wouldn’t expect this storm on being the last part of winter," he said from Dartmouth.
"You know how it goes, you get one storm, the weather turns fair for a while, (but) we could get another system in April. Certainly what I can say is that most of this week is going to be quite uncomfortable with the cold northerly winds."

 
- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -5°C
Wind: brisk NW
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -4.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 60 %
Wind Chill: -12
Dewpoint: -11.4°C
Wind: NNW 21 gust 36 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of flurries this
afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting
to 70 this morning. High zero. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries this
evening. Clearing overnight. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 70. Low
minus 8.
Tuesday..Sunny. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 70. High minus 1.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  -0.5°  low: -5.6°   Precip: 0

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Winter Wonderland....yuck!!

This morning's weather photo

We had snow all day yesterday.The temperature was just low enough that there wasn't any change over to rain and we got about 10cms by the time it was over.It was also fairly windy.The storm was over in the late evening and the sky started to clear with the wind remaining fairly brisk.
Overnight it completely cleared and the wind died out.We should see some melting today with temps rising to above freezing and sunshine expected.
 - ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -5°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -5.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 84 %
Wind Chill: -10
Dewpoint: -7.7°C
Wind: N 13 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Clearing. Becoming cloudy this afternoon then 60 percent
chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h
gusting to 40. High plus 2. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 30 km/h
gusting to 50. Low minus 6.
Monday..Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries.
Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 in
the afternoon. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  -0.1°  low: -4.6°   Precip: 10cm snow