Saturday, May 3, 2008

Waiting For The Sun

This morning's visual

Yesterday was a great day here.Temps reached 20° or better in the afternoon and it was perfect for working outside.That changed rather quickly around 6PM when the fog began to move onshore.The temps took quite a drop and were down to the upper single digits by 9PM.
Overnight there were a few showers and it is still quite damp and chilly here this morning.Clearing is expected and anticipated.....the forecast is for sunny with warm temps with more of the same for tomorrow.
- Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 3°C
Wind: calm
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:

Temperature: 3.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 97 %
Dewpoint: 3.2°C
Wind: NE 7 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning.
High 17 except 10 along the coast. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight..Clear. Low plus 2 except minus 2 in low lying inland areas.
Sunday..Sunny. High 17 except 10 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 13.4° low: 0°   Precip: 0 mm

Friday, May 2, 2008

Snow In May!!! (not here)

This morning's visual

Yesterday wasn't too bad here,can't say that for the whole province however.Our temps reached the middle teens here on the South Shore but it was quite breezy and felt a bit cooler.The day was mostly clear and dry.
The evening temps dropped to the mid single digits and overnight we were down to almost freezing....not the best for May1 - 2 and anyone that has their flower gardens started.
The rain previously forecast for today will not be happening.Actually,today shouldn't be much different that what yesterday was here and warmer tomorrow.
Hopefully,today will be a better day for the folks in the northern part of the province...
From the Chronicle Herald
'Nice weather we’re having Slushy snowstorm hits Cobequid Pass By TOM McCOAG Amherst Bureau Fri. May 2 - 5:26 AM ISAAC VATCHER couldn’t believe his eyes Thursday. "I never thought I’d see snow on May 1st. It’s unbelievable," the resident of Lewisport, N.L., said as he stopped at the Cobequid Pass toll booth for a break. "It’s disgusting. There is just no way it should be snowing this hard on May 1st." Enough of the huge flakes had fallen on the Pass that the sides of the road and the fields beside the highway were completely white. Highway 104 itself was a little slushy in places, but for the most part it was just wet because at least two snowplows were busy pushing aside the newly fallen snow and salting the road. Visibility was reduced and the highway was slippery enough that Mr. Vatcher, who was towing a boat behind his truck, had to slow practically to a crawl. "I can only do about 20 kilometres per hour," he said, shaking snow off his arm as he rolled up his window. "Boy, I sure hope the snow isn’t falling all the way to the boat because I need to get to North Sydney in time to catch tonight’s ferry to Newfoundland." About two cars away in the parking lot, Dave and Elsie MacLeod of Coxheath were watching the snow fall from the comfort of their warm van. "We have spent the winters in Florida for the past seven years and this is the first time we’ve seen snow in a long, long time," Mr. MacLeod said, laughing. "In fact, this is the first time our van has ever seen snow," his wife interjected, laughing just as hard. Still, they weren’t happy to see the brief return of winter. "We don’t have snow tires on, so it’s been a little tricky travelling ever since we ran into the snow near Oxford," Mr. MacLeod said. "We’ve had to really slow down. Believe me, we aren’t enjoying this snow at all." Not all drivers slowed down for the weather. Less than five kilometres west of the toll booth at about 2 p.m., a westbound vehicle left the highway and narrowly missed a guardrail before coming to a stop in a deep ditch. Two men in their late 50s were taken to hospital in Springhill with minor injuries. An RCMP officer at the scene said it was the second accident west of the toll plaza since the snow started falling Thursday. No one was injured in the first mishap. "In both cases, weather played a factor," the Mountie said. "It was a case that perhaps both drivers were driving a bit too fast for the conditions they encountered." An Environment Canada spokesman said at suppertime that two to four centimetres of snow had fallen on the Pass.'
Some pics from the highway cams in that area (check the date stamps):

- Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 1°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 0.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Chill: -3
Dewpoint: -1.2°C
Wind: WNW 10 km/h
The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. High 11. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle late
this evening and overnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low
plus 4.
Saturday..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the
morning. Clearing later in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in
the morning. High 16 except 8 along the coast

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 12.9° low: 1.4° Precip: 0 mm

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Clear and Cool...For Now

This morning's visual

Yesterday turned out to be a reallly nice day here.Afternoon temps reached 20° or better and there was lots of sun and very little wind.Overnight it remained clear with the temp dropping to near the freezing point.
It's all clear here this morning and a cool 2°.It is expected to warm up somewhat today with rain still forecast for tomorrow.
The weekend is expected to be sunny with above normal temperatures.....we're looking forward to that.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 2°C
Wind: light NW
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 1.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.5 kPa rising
Humidity: 81 %
Dewpoint: -1.51°C
Wind: NW 14 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 11. UV
index 6 or high.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low
plus 2.
Friday..Cloudy. A few showers or drizzle beginning late in the
morning. Wind north 20 km/h. High 9.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:

Temps: high: 15.5° low: 3.4°   Precip: 0 mm

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cool and Damp

This morning's visual

It was cold and damp here yesterday with temps in the single digits,some rain,and lots of fog.There was no change in the conditions overnight.Clearing is expected today,although there is no sign of that so far,with some sun and warmer temps extending into tomorrow.Back to the rain for Friday.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 5°C
Wind: light SW
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle / fog

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 4.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.5 kPa falling
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 4.8°C
Wind: SSW 24 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating early this
morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 near noon. High
12 except 8 in onshore winds. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low plus 5.
Thursday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High 11
except 6 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 6.4° low: 3.1°   Precip: 5.0 mm

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wet and Cool

This morning's visual

Yesterday was another nice day here,the last for awhile.Temps reached into the low 20s here on my backyard themometer and it was quite sunny.The temps began to drop in the evening and cloud cover began to increase.Overnight some precip moved into the area and the temps dropped into the chilly zone.
Rain and drizzle is expected for today,some clearing tomorrow with cool temps and then back to rain.There's no real improvement expected until Saturday.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 4°C
Wind: light NW
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 5.8°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.9 kPa falling
Humidity: 93 %
Dewpoint: 4.7°C
Wind: NE 12 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle or showers this
morning and early this afternoon. Rain beginning this afternoon.
Amount 5 mm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 12 except 7
along the coast. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..Rain ending overnight then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind
southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 20 overnight. Low 6.
Wednesday..Clearing in the morning. Wind west 20 km/h becoming
northwest 20 in the afternoon. High 12 except 8 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 11.6° low: 2.0° Precip: 0 mm

Monday, April 28, 2008

Very Nice

This mornings visual

It was absolutely beautiful here yesterday with temps in the 20s,light winds and lots of sun.
The overnight temp was a bit chilly after about 8° through most of the evening.There's lots of sun here this morning and today should be like yesterday.It looks like we will be getting rain and showers for the rest of the week.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 4°C
Wind:calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:

Temperature: 5.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 70 %
Dewpoint: 0.5°C
Wind: NNW 8 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 16
except 9 along the coast. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness near midnight with 60 percent
chance of drizzle. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southeast
20 km/h. Low plus 5.
Tuesday..Periods of drizzle changing to a few showers in the evening.
Fog patches. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the
afternoon. High 10 except 6 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 11.0° low: 4.0°   Precip: 0 mm

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mild

This mornings visual

Yesterday was cool and cloudy.The wind was quite brisk so the afternoon temps that reached the low double digits felt cooler.
Overnight it clouded up completely and is overcast here still this morning.There wasn't any precip through the night,the winds died out,and the temps were mild.
Some clearing is expected today with the temps reaching into the mid-teens.
Moderate temps are expected through this week with some rain possible on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 7°C
Wind: light NE
Sky: overcast
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 5.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 102.4 kPa rising
Humidity: 67 %
Dewpoint: -0.4°C
Wind: NNE 12 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this
afternoon. High 14 except 9 along parts of the coast. UV index 6 or
high.
Tonight..Clearing early this evening. Fog patches overnight. Low plus
4.
Monday..Sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 15
except 10 along parts of the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 7,8° low: 2.7°   Precip: 0 mm