Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rain On The Way

This morning's visual:It was a pretty nice day here yesterday.The afternoon temps were quite warm and it stayed decently mild into the evening.It would have been a nice night to be outside had it not been for the mosquitos.
Overnight the temp dropped to the upper single digits here but,believe it or not,there were FROST WARNINGS issued for inland areas.Interesting to hear on the 30th day of May.Actually,the feel of the air is more fall-like than spring-like.On most of the warm days there is very low humidity and we have had very few foggy nights.Fog is quite normal here through the spring and summer in the evenings.
The day is shaping up to be pretty good for the most part.It is mostly clear here so far but there is a fair amount of rain forecast for tonight with the possibility of thunder storms.Temps will be at or slightly above normal for the high.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 8°C
Wind: calm
Sky: mostly clear
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 5.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.8 kPa rising
Humidity: 75 %
Dewpoint: 0.9°C
Wind: WSW 12 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..Increasing cloudiness this morning. Wind becoming south 20
km/h this afternoon. High 17 except 11 in onshore winds. UV index 7
or high.
Tonight..Cloudy. Rain at times heavy beginning this evening. Risk of
a thundershower overnight. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Fog patches along the
coast. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 30 gusting
to 50 near midnight. Low 8.
Sunday..Rain changing to periods of drizzle late in the morning.
Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches along the coast. Wind southwest 20
km/h. High 19 except 11 in onshore winds.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 19.7° low: 3.7° Precip: 0 mm

Friday, May 30, 2008

Clear Today,Rain Tomorrow

This morning's visual:Yesterday was another warm day here,albeit quite breezy.It stayed mild through the evening and temps dropped to a little below 10°.
This morning it is clear and expected to be seasonable and less windy.
Rain is expected to move into the area late tomorrow afternoon.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 10°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 9.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 79 %
Dewpoint: 5.6°C
Wind: NW 21 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 15. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight..A few clouds. Low 6.
Saturday..Becoming cloudy. Rain beginning late in the day. Amount 2
mm. Wind becoming south 20 km/h late in the morning then southeast 30
in the evening. High 13 except 17 inland.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 14.0° low: 4.1° Precip: 0 mm

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Looking Good

This morning's visual:
It was quite nice here yesterday and would have been nicer if the wind wouldn't have been so brisk.It had a bit of a chill to it.
Overnight the temp dropped to the mid-single digits and it's still cool here this morning.It should warm up nicely today with forecast highs to be near 20°.
A bit cooler but sunny tomorrow and then things take a down turn and we will be getting our usual weekend rains.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 6°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 5.9°C 
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 76 %
Dewpoint: 1.9°C 
Wind: WSW 11 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this 
morning. High 14 except 19 inland. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight..A few clouds. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming 
light this evening. Low 8.
Friday..Sunny. High 14.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 17.8° low: 4.5°   Precip: 0.9 mm


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cooler...still breezy

This morning's visual:
Yesterday was quite warm,humid and breezy here.Temps stayed above 10° overnight and there was a passing shower or two.There weren't any thunder showers in this area as forecast.
This morning it is partially clear and quite breezy.The wind has switched to the NW so a cooler and less humid day is expected.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 12°C
Wind: moderate NW
Sky: overcast / clearing
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 9.1°C 
Pressure / Tendency: 101.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 82 %
Dewpoint: 6.1°C 
Wind: NW 14 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..A few showers ending this morning then clearing. Wind 
northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 15. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight..A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming 
light this evening. Low 7.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h 
gusting to 50 in the morning. High 18 except 13 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 12.6° low: 6.2°   Precip: 0.7 mm


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Windy

This morning's visual: It wasn't too bad here yesterday but not as warm as forecast.Clouds began to move into the area by mid-afternoon and it was quite damp by sunset.
Overnight there was a few showers and the wind has increased substantially.
We are expecting showers today with more steady rain tonight,including the possibility of some thunder and lightning.
Clearing and cooler tomorrow.
The wind has this littleflag across the street flying straight out this morning:
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 12°C
Wind: brisk SW
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 7.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa falling
Humidity: 93 %
Dewpoint: 6.8°C
Wind: SSW 30 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Showers ending late this morning then cloudy. Amount 5 mm. Fog
patches developing this morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to
50. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. Rain beginning this evening. Risk of thundershowers
late this evening. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 30
km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 20 overnight. Low 8.
Wednesday..Clearing in the morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming
northwest 20 gusting to 40 in the morning. High 12.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 10.3° low: 5.6° Precip: 0 mm

Monday, May 26, 2008

Much Better

This morning's visual:Yesterday was very nice for the most part.Temps were seasonable and there was a fair bit of sun.The evening remained mild with temps down to only about 10C.
This morning it is very nice and we are expecting another good day with warm temps.It may be a little breezy but we are used to that.
A disturbance is on the way for tomorrow with periods of rain expected.Once that is out of the way the rest of the week is looking good.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 13°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 6.1°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.6 kPa rising
Humidity: 92 %
Dewpoint: 4.8°C
Wind: SW 12 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this
morning. High 14 except 20 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight..A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Wind
southwest 30 km/h. Low 10.
Tuesday..Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the morning. Risk of a
thundershower. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches developing in the
afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h. High 12 except 16 inland.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 11.5° low: 5.5° Precip: 0 mm

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Much Better

This morning's visual:

It was cool and miserable for most of yesterday.The sun did come out in the late afternoon but it was too late then to warm things up.
This morning things are looking much better.It's very nice so far and will only get nicer.The out look for the week is looking good as well with the only precip being on Wednesday.Temps are expected to be seasonable..finally!!
- ©Al C 2008

The 5 day forecast issued today:
Today
Day: Cloudy becoming sunny with cloudy periods this morning. High 17. UV index 7 or high.
Night: A few clouds. Low 7.
Monday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 20 except 12 along the coast.
Tuesday
Showers and fog. Low 9. High 17.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 9. High 16.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 16.

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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 12°C
Wind: calm
Sky: clear
Precip: none

From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 7.3°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 96 %
Dewpoint: 6.6°C
Wind: NNW 5 km/h

The forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy becoming sunny with cloudy periods this morning. High
17. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight..A few clouds. Low 7.
Monday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h
gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 20 except 12 along the coast.

Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 12.1° low: 6.8° Precip: 2.4 mm