Saturday, March 29, 2008

15 Centimeters

This morning's weather photo.

Well....we took it on the chin here yesterday and it was very reminiscent of the Easter 2007 storm.It began to snow in the early morning and was snowing quite heavily by noon.The snow was very wet with the temp holding at the freezing point.Total accumulation was 15cms here.The steady snowfall ended in the early evening and there were a few flurries thoughout the night.
We are expecting temperatures to be above freezing today so some of this mess should hopefully melt away.More warm weather is on the way for next week with double digit plus temps possible by mid-week.
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- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -2°C
Wind: mostly overcast
Sky: light N
Precip: flurries

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: 1.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 94 %
Dewpoint: -2.4°C
Wind: N 16 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Periods of light snow ending early this morning then cloudy
with sunny periods. Flurries beginning this afternoon. Wind north 20
km/h becoming light this afternoon. High plus 2. UV index 3 or
moderate.
Tonight..Flurries ending overnight then cloudy periods. Local amount
2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h overnight. Low minus 6.
Sunday..A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the
morning and early in the afternoon. Clearing late in the day. Wind
northwest 30 km/h becoming north 30 gusting to 50 in the morning.
High plus 3.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  1.5°  low: -0.1°   Precip: 15cms snow

Friday, March 28, 2008

Snowfall Warning.

This morning's weather photo.

Yesterday was mostly sunny and fairly warm here.Afternoon temps reached near 10°.
Overnight that has all changed.The temp has dropped to near freezing,we are getting a little snow/rain mix currently and there is a heavy snowfall warning in effect.10 to 15cms is expected today with an additional 5cms possible tonight.
Like I said a few days ago,where is Spring in NS?
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- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: 1°C
Wind: overcast
Sky: light SW
Precip: snow/rain

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

Temperature: 1.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.5 kPa falling
Humidity: 93 %
Dewpoint: 0.4°C
Wind: SW 12 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy. Periods of rain mixed with snow beginning early this
morning changing to snow near noon. Snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind
becoming east 20 km/h then northeast 30 this afternoon except gusting
to 50 along parts of the coast. Temperature falling to minus 1 this
afternoon.
Tonight..Snow ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance
of flurries. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h except gusting to 50
along parts of the coast. Wind becoming north 20 overnight. Low minus
2.
Saturday..Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries in
the evening. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. Wind
becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 late in the day. High plus 2

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  5.6°  low: -2.2°   Precip: 0.7mm

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Today Is Looking Better

This morning's weather photo.

We had quite a mixed mess here yesterday.Some light snow began in the mid-morning,it got quite heavy between noon and 3PM and then changed to rain.Most of the accumulation had washed away by the time the rain ended in the mid-evening.Overnight the temps dropped to a couple of degrees below freezing and the local radio is reporting slippery conditions on the highways.
Today is expected to be fairly mild with temps staying above freezing overnight.
More snow on the way for tomorrow.
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- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -2°C
Wind: clear
Sky: calm
Precip: none

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

Temperature: -1.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.6 kPa rising
Humidity: 80 %
Wind Chill: -4
Dewpoint: 5°C
Wind: SW 5 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming south 20 this
afternoon. High 6. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain
showers overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light overnight.
Low plus 1.
Friday..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in
the morning and early in the afternoon. Periods of snow beginning in
the afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h
late in the day. Temperature steady near plus 2.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 1.6° low: -6.5° Precip: 3cms snow / 5mm rain

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Snow Changing To Rain......Again

This morning's weather photo.

It wasn't too bad here yesterday,especially after the sun came out in the afternoon.Temps were once again a few degrees

above freezing but the NW wind made it feel a little cooler.
The overnight temp was slightly below the freezing mark and is holding there this morning.
A little snow will be beginning later this morning and changing to rain as the temp rises this afternoon.Tomorrow promises

to be more Spring-like.

- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -2°C
Wind: overcast
Sky: light S
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -0.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 80 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -3.5°C
Wind: S 35 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Becoming cloudy. Snow beginning this morning changing to rain
early this afternoon. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Rainfall amount 5
mm. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 40 gusting to
60 near noon. High plus 4.
Tonight..Showers ending this evening then clearing. Wind southwest 30
km/h becoming northwest 30 this evening. Low minus 4.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of showers late
in the evening. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 6.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  1.6°  low: -6.5°   Precip: 0

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring?............

This morning's weather photo.

Yesterday was a pretty nice day here.Afternoon temps reached about 5° with some sun and light winds.Overnight temps were just a couple of degrees below the freezing poing and it remained calm.
This morning it is overcast and a bit breezy.The sun is expected to make an appearance later today and temps will be dropping this evening.A 'shit mess' is on the way for tomorrow.
Spring in NS.....what's that?

- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -2°C
Wind: overcast
Sky: moderate NW
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -1.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 71 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -6.1°C
Wind: NNW 17 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this
morning. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind becoming north 20 km/h
this morning. High plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low
minus 8.
Wednesday..Becoming cloudy then snow changing to rain late in the
morning. Clearing in the evening. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind becoming
south 40 km/h gusting to 60 in the morning then southwest 30 late in
the day. High plus 4.


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  0.8°  low: -6.6°   Precip: 0

Monday, March 24, 2008

Calm and Clear

This morning's weather photo.

Yesterday was a better day than forecast.There weren't any significant snow flurries here and temps reached 5° in the afternoon.It was also a bit breezy but sunny.
Overnight the temps dropped below freezing and it is still quite cool this morning.A fairly good day is expected today,no precip is expected until Wednesday.

- ©Al C 2008
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Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -8°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

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

Temperature: -6.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.4 kPa rising
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Chill: -8
Dewpoint: -12.51°C
Wind: N 4 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Sunny. High plus 2. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Low minus 4.
Tuesday..A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind
becoming north 20 km/h late in the morning. High plus 3.


Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  4.3°  low: -6.1°   Precip: 0

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter....still cool here but better than last year

This morning's weather photo and last Easter's weather(photo taken on Easter Eve).

Yesterday was a mix of a few flurries,some sun and cool temps that reached just a degree or two above freezing.The
evening temp was down to -6° with a few more scattered flurries.
This morning the sky is mostly clear and it is very calm with the temp at -6°.We should see a day similar to yesterday
except with less,or no,flurries.There's not much change expected in conditions until later in the week.
As the photo above shows,last Easter was quite snowy here.Easter was later last year and we had a major snowstorm that
began the day before,on April 7,and left about 30cms behind.There's more here:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/nsphotog/comment.html?entrynum=129&tstamp=200704

HAPPY EASTER to all.

- ©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: -5.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.9 kPa rising
Humidity: 76 %
Wind Chill: -10
Dewpoint: -8.7°C
Wind: WSW 12 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..A few flurries ending this morning then a mix of sun and
cloud. Local amount 2 cm. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40
this morning. High zero. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..A few clouds. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light
this evening. Low minus 10.
Monday..Sunny. Becoming cloudy late in the day. High zero.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 1.3° low: -4.9° Precip: 0