Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stormy Last Night,Stormy Today

Above...this morning's visual from the Hill.

Yesterday started out a little on the cool side but warmed up quite nicely to reach 13° on my thermometer by early afternoon.Shortly thereafter,the temp began falling and we were having snow by 5PM.The wet snow lasted for a couple of hours and then turned to ice pellets mixed with rain.We had a power failure that lasted a couple of hours in the late evening which was probably storm related.
Overnight the rain tapered to a light drizzle and temps are holding at just a degree or two above freezing.There's no change anticipated for today,clearing and warmer tomorrow.
- ©Al C 2008
Watch out weather as it happens via the link below the cam shot.

Local conditions at publication time:
Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 1°C
Wind: brisk NE
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle

Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 1.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.5 kPa falling
Humidity: 98 %
Dewpoint: 1.2°C
Wind: NE 21 km/h gust 32 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Wind east
30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this morning. High plus 5.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening and of
freezing drizzle overnight. Low zero.
Sunday..Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High plus
5 except 9 inland.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  6.8°  low: -0.5°   Precip: 25.1mm

Friday, April 4, 2008

It's the weekend.....so it will be stormy

This morning's weather photo.

Windy and cold here yesterday.The temp reached 10° on my backyard thermometer but the windchill was quite noticeable.Overnight the winds finally died out and the temp dropped to a couple of degrees below freezing.
Nice and clear this morning but that will be changing soon.Since it's Friday,our regular weekly weekend storm is on the way.It looks like it will be a cloudy and rainy weekend on the South Shore.At least the temperature will be seasonable.
- ©Al C 2008

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

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

Temperature: 1.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.3 kPa falling
Humidity: 79 %
Dewpoint: -1.51°C
Wind: WSW 19 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning this afternoon. Amount 2
to 4 mm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High
plus 5.
Tonight..Rain. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches developing late this
evening. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 this evening then
becoming southwest 20 overnight. Low plus 3.
Saturday..Drizzle ending in the morning then cloudy. Fog patches
dissipating in the morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming northwest
20 late in the morning. High 6.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  7.8°  low: -1.5°   Precip: 0mm

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Windy

This morning's weather photo.

Yesterday was warm and windy until the late afternoon.....then it was cold and windy.The temp dropped to near 0 and the winds remained very strong from the W.Overnight the temp dropped to below freezing.
The wind is still quite strong here this morning and will stay with us for today.The temp is expected to rise to 5 for the high and stay above freezing overnight.
Rain and / or snow on the way for tomorrow night.....another weekend mess,seems to be a trend here.
- ©Al C 2008

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

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

Temperature: -1.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.9 kPa rising
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Chill: -7
Dewpoint: -11.3°C
Wind: W 20 km/h gust 31 km/

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Sunny. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 70. High plus 5. UV index
4 or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming southwest 30
near midnight except gusting to 50 along parts of the coast
overnight. Low plus 1.
Friday..Increasing cloudiness. Rain mixed with snow beginning late in
the day. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming
southeast 30 late in the day. High 8 with temperature falling to plus
2 in the evening.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  10.3°  low: -0.8°   Precip: 0.6mm

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MILD!!

This morning's weather photo.

It was very warm here yesterday and overnight with temps staying in the double digits on the PLUS side.We had lots of rain all day and into the evening ending late in the evening.The wind was also quite brisk in the afternoon.
This morning it is still at 10°,the first we've seen that as the morning temp for quite awhile.The temp is expected to drop this afternoon and flurries are possible tonight.A slight warmup tomorrow and then back to double digit temps on Friday and into the weekend.
Watch our weather as it happens via 2 cams at http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com
- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: 10°C
Wind: moderate SW
Sky: mostly overcast / clearing
Precip: drizzle

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

AM ADT Tuesday 01 April 2008
Temperature: 6.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.2 kPa falling
Humidity: 99 %
Dewpoint: 6.5°C
Wind: SW 24 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..A few rain showers or drizzle ending early this morning then
sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries late this
afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind southwest
40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 50 gusting to 70 this morning.
Temperature falling to plus 2 this afternoon. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening.
Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 5.
Thursday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind west 50 km/h gusting to 80
diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 late in the day. High plus 4.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  8.0°  low: 1.9°   Precip: 30.1mm

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Mild and Rain Today

This morning's weather photo.

There was more melting here yesterday with temps reaching to +10° in the afternoon.Clouds began moving into the area in the late afternoon and some precip began overnight.Unlike yesterday's forecast,there was no snow here as temps remained mild overnight.
We are expecting a fair amount of rain today and gusty winds.
The outlook for tomorrow has been changed from the +11° originally forecast to only +1 and flurries in the afternoon.
Watch our weather as it happens via 2 cams at http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com
- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: 3°C
Wind: moderate SW
Sky: overcast
Precip: rain

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
AM ADT Tuesday 01 April 2008
Temperature: 3.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.0 kPa falling
Humidity: 98 %
Dewpoint: 2.8°C
Wind: SSW 37 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Periods of rain or drizzle. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches.
Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 early this
afternoon. High 8.
Tonight..Periods of rain or drizzle. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind
southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this
evening. Temperature steady near 8.
Wednesday..Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of rain
showers changing to 60 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon.
Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 50 gusting to 80
in the morning. Temperature falling to plus 1 in the afternoon.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  4.0°  low: -5.4°   Precip: 1.5mm

Monday, March 31, 2008

Warming Up

This morning's weather photo.

It was sunny and fairly mild here yesterday.The temps reached about +6° in the afternoon and it was quite sunny.
Overnight the temp dropped to a little below freezing and it remained clear.We are expectung today to be mild,there's the possibility of a little precip(snow,maybe) on the way for tonight and tomorrow we are expecting a 'heatwave'.Temps are forecast to reach into the double digits with rain.The mild weather is expected to stay with us for the remainder of the week.
Watch our weather as it happens via 2 cams at http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com
- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:

Temperature: -3°C
Wind: clear
Sky: calm
Precip: none

Conditions from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head at publication time:
Temperature: -2.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 103.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 94 %
Wind Chill: -4
Dewpoint: -3.51°C
Wind: SSW 3 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. High 6. UV index 6 or
high.
Tonight..Cloudy. Snow beginning near midnight changing to rain
overnight. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Fog patches overnight. Wind
becoming south 20 km/h overnight. Low plus 1.
Tuesday..Rain and fog. Amount 10 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming
southwest 30 early in the afternoon. High 11.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high:  2.2°  low: -7.0°   Precip: 0

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunny but Cold

This morning's weather photo.

It wasn't too bad here yesterday.....temps reached 5° and some of the snow from Friday melted.Overnight the temp dropped to a little below freezing and we had a few very light flurries.
Today looks like it will be similar to yesterday so a little more of this mess should possibly disappear.Warmer weather is still forecast for this week.
Watch our weather as it happens via 2 cams at http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com
- ©Al C 2008

Conditions on Hoptoad Hill at publication time:
Temperature: -6°C
Wind: clear
Sky: calm
Precip: none

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

Temperature: -6.51°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.4 kPa rising
Humidity: 89 %
Wind Chill: -10
Dewpoint: -8.0°C
Wind: W 5 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Becoming cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries early this
afternoon. Wind becoming north 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning.
High plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Clearing early this evening. Wind north 20 km/h becoming
light this evening. Low minus 7.
Monday..Becoming cloudy. High plus 2.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high:  1.4°  low: -5.0°   Precip: trace of snow