Saturday, May 24, 2008

Beginning To Improve

This morning's visual:

Cool and gray yesterday but things are beginning to improve ahead of schedule.This morning it is clearing,still cool, but expected to make it the seasonable range.Tomorrow is expected to be a little better.
Lots of heat is building to the southwest of us.Whether or not it works it's way into our area remains to be seen.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 9°C
Wind: light NW
Sky: overcast / clearing
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 7.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 94 %
Dewpoint: 6.2°C
Wind: NW 8 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers.
Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 14. UV index 5 or
moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus
5.
Sunday..A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the
morning. High 16.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 13.9° low: 5.9° Precip: 2.9 mm

Friday, May 23, 2008

Still Cool

This morning's visual

Cool yesterday...cool this morning...remaining cool until next week.
There's nothing else to say...except for 'bring back Spring!!'
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 7°C
Wind: light SW
Sky: overcast
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 6.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.6 kPa falling
Humidity: 99 %
Dewpoint: 5.7°C
Wind: SW 8 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches dissipating this morning.
High 12. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches developing
overnight. Low 6.
Saturday..Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches dissipating in the
morning. High 12.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 10.0° low: 5.4° Precip: 0.7 mm

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cool

This morning's visual

Yesterday was mostly cool and windy.It cleared somewhat in the afternoon but there were lots of periods of big,extremely black clouds moving through the area.The wind finally died out in the evening and the temp held in the upper single digits overnight.
This morning it is a cool 7° and clearing...the sun is expected to make an apearance later.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 7°C
Wind: light SW
Sky: overcast / clearing
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 5.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 99 %
Dewpoint: 5.3°C
Wind: SSW 15 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this
afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming
southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 18 except 10 along the coast.
UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening. Amount 2 mm.
Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming
light this evening. Low 7.
Friday..Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Fog patches. High
12.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 14.0° low: 4.3° Precip: 15.7 mm

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Not Nice

This morning's visual

Gee....a big change in the weather here.Temps are down to 6°,it's very windy and it's raining.
Yesterday was fairly nice with temps reaching to near 20°.We won't be seeing that today and may only make it to the lower teens.
Tomorrow should be somewaht better and then it's back to rain to finish the week.
So far,it looks like things will be improving next week.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 6°C
Wind: moderate NE
Sky: overcast
Precip: rain

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
AM ADT Wednesday 21 May 2008
Temperature: 4.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.1 kPa falling
Humidity: 98 %
Dewpoint: 4.2°C
Wind: NE 19 km/h gust 30 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Showers or drizzle ending this morning then clearing. Amount 2
to 4 mm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this
afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind
northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 6.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers late
in the day. Fog patches dissipating early in the morning. Wind
southwest 20 km/h. High 17 except 10 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 15.4° low: 4.3°   Precip: 3.6 mm

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not Bad

This morning's visual

It turned out pretty nice here yesterday with clearing and warmer than forecast temps.We hit the 20s here in the afternoon and it satayed nice through the evening.Overnight the temps dipped into the single digits but are waming up quite nicely here this morning.Temps are expected to be seasonal today with a southerly breeze.Rain tonight and into tomorrow...so they think.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 10°C
Wind: light to moderate SW
Sky: clear
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 7.8°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 82 %
Dewpoint: 4.8°C
Wind: SW 26 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of showers early
this morning. Clearing late this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h
gusting to 50. High 16 except 9 in onshore winds. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning overnight. Amount 2 to
4 mm. Low plus 5.
Wednesday..Periods of rain ending late in the morning then cloudy.
Amount 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 12.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 12.7° low: 5.2°   Precip: 8.9 mm

Monday, May 19, 2008

Quite A Change From Yesterday

This morning's visual

Yesterday turned out to be some day here.The sun was out and it was hot!Temps reached the 30° range in my backyard in the afternoon.There was quite a stiff breeze from the West but that just helped to keep the bugs away.
Overnight the conditions changed dramatically.This morning it is raining and a cool 8°.Clearing is expected later today but it is also expected to remain cool.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 8°C
Wind: light SW
Sky: overcast
Precip: showers

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 5.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 98 %
Dewpoint: 5.6°C
Wind: SSW 9 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..Showers ending this afternoon then clearing. Amount 5 to 10
mm. Fog patches dissipating early this afternoon. Wind becoming
southwest 30 km/h this afternoon. High 10. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight with 30
percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h. Low plus
5.
Tuesday..Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers
early in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h. High 13.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 18.5° low: 5.6°   Precip: 1.3 mm

Sunday, May 18, 2008

UPDATE

Well....it's about 4:45PM and I'm sitting outside with a wireless laptop streaming some tunes and enjoying the sun.It cleared off a couple of hours ago and is currently almost 30C (90F) here in my backyard. A little preview of summer?I sure hope it lasts.
,

Better Than They Thought

This morning's visual

Well...yesterday was a total washout here.It rained all day and the temp barely made it to 10°.Total reinfall was over 30mm(a millimeter is approx the thickness of a dime).This morning there is a welcome change with warmer temps,12° already, and some sun.There's still a possibility of some showers today and into tomorrow but it will be warmer than originally forecast.
Starting today,I will be putting the 5 day forecast on here as issued on Sunday.It will be interesting to see how much it changes as the week progresses.
- ©Al C 2008
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The 5 Day Forecast issued Sunday May 18:
Today:
    Day: A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 near noon except gusting to 40 along the Atlantic coast this afternoon. High 16 except 11 along the Atlantic coast. UV index 7 or high.
    Night: Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning overnight. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h except gusting to 40 along the Atlantic coast this evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 overnight. Low 6.
Monday:
    A few showers ending in the morning then cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southeast 30 km/h becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 late in the morning. High 15 except 10 along the Atlantic coast.
Tuesday:
    A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 14.
Wednesday:
    A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 13.
Thursday:
    Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 6. High 13.

Local conditions at publication time:

Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 12°C
Wind: light SW
Sky: partly clear
Precip: none

Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 7.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 99.3 kPa rising
Humidity: 93 %
Dewpoint: 5.9°C
Wind: WSW 18 km/h

The Environment Canada forecast for our area:

Today..A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of showers this
afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h becoming southwest 20 near noon except
gusting to 40 along the Atlantic coast this afternoon. High 16 except
11 along the Atlantic coast. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning overnight.
Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h except
gusting to 40 along the Atlantic coast this evening. Wind becoming
southeast 30 overnight. Low 6.
Monday..A few showers ending in the morning then cloudy with sunny
periods and 30 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches
dissipating in the morning. Wind southeast 30 km/h becoming southwest
20 gusting to 40 late in the morning. High 15 except 10 along the
Atlantic coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 8.3° low: 5.5°   Precip: 32.2 mm