Saturday, June 21, 2008

First Day Of Summer

This morning's visual:Yesterday was a warm and sunny day here on the South Shore of NS.Temps stayed mild through the ovenight,as they should,afterall today is the first full day of summer.
This morning it is overcast and we are expecting showers later with the possibility of thunder.Temps are forecast to be in the mid-twenties and it will be humid.Showers are expected to persist until early next week.- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 14°C
Wind: v.light SW
Sky: overcast / fog
Precip: none
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 12.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 11.9°C
Wind: WSW 5 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers this
afternoon with the risk of a thundershower. Fog patches retreating to
the coast. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this
afternoon. High 21 except 15 along the coast. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight..Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Risk
of a thundershower. Clearing late this evening. Fog patches spreading
inland. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this
evening. Low 12.
Sunday..Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers in
the afternoon and evening. Fog patches retreating to the coast. Wind
becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 24 except 15 along
the coast.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 13.9° low: 9.7° Precip: 0.0 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Getting Better

This morning's visual:After a cloudy and cool start yesteday turned out pretty good.The sun came out in the afternoon and the temps rose to the mid-twenties.The fog,however,wasn't far off shore and moved back on land in the early evening.The temps dropped to the low teens then and remained there overnight.
This morning it is still cool and foggy but that is ex[ected to burn off and the day will be similar to yesterday.
The weekend is not looking too bad with only a slight possibility of showers on Saturday- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 11°C
Wind: calm
Sky: overcast / fog
Precip: none
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 9.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.7 kPa rising
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 9.9°C
Wind: ESE 4 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Periods of drizzle ending this morning then clearing. Fog
retreating to the coast this morning. High 22 except 14 along the
coast. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight..A few clouds. Fog patches spreading inland. Low 10.
Saturday..Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers in
the afternoon and evening with the risk of a thundershower. Fog
patches retreating to the coast. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h
gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 22 except 15 along the coast
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 13.7° low: 9.6° Precip: 0.0 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Clearing?....Maybe

This morning's visual:It was cool and overcast here yesterday.There wasn't a lot of precip but there was no sun either.
We are still under overcast skies but clearing is expected as the day moves along.It is also expected to remain cool with temps only in the mid-teens.
The weekend forcast has been revised..sunny and warm Saturday,rain and cooler on Sunday. - ©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: overcast
Precip: none
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 10.5°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa rising
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 10.4°C
Wind: NNE 10 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Clearing this morning. Fog patches early this morning. High
16. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness this evening. Fog patches developing
this evening. Low 9.
Friday..Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating in the
morning. High 15.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 13.1° low: 10.3° Precip: 0.6 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Clearing Later

This morning's visual:Well yesterday was cloudy and drizzly until the late evening.That was when the thunderstorms started.We had two rounds of that..the first started around 10:30PM and lasted about a ½ hour and then the next one came through around midnight.The first one was more intense than the second but neither were too dramatic or caused and damage or power failures in this area.
More thunderstorms are possible this morning with clearing this afternoon.A little better tomorrow and it's looking good for the weekend. - ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 12°C
Wind: light NE
Sky: overcast
Precip: drizzle and fog
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 11.7°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.7 kPa falling
Humidity: 100 %
Dewpoint: 11.6°C
Wind: ENE 12 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers or
drizzle this morning. Fog patches retreating to the coast this
morning. High 17 except 21 inland. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight..Cloudy periods. Fog patches spreading inland late this
evening. Low 9.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches retreating to the coast
in the morning. High 18 except 22 inland.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 12.8° low: 9.6° Precip: 7.8 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stormy For The Next Few Days

This morning's visual:Yesterday was a mix of sun and cloud with a little drizzle.It was actually quite warm in the latter part of the afternoon.We are pretty much overcast here this morning and the system that went through Boston is on it's way here.They had lots of intense lightning,hail,wind but a lot of the steam will be out of it when it gets here.There is the possibility of some lightning but nothing much to worry about.So far,there has been no precip here and,going by the current radar,most of the rain will be north of here.
This slow moving system is expected to influence our weather for the next two to three days before moving out of the area.

- ©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: overcast
Precip: none
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 11.2°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.1 kPa rising
Humidity: 97 %
Dewpoint: 10.8°C
Wind: S 12 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy. A few showers beginning near noon. Risk of a
thundershower. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches retreating to the coast. High
18 except 13 along the Atlantic coast. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Risk of a
thundershower. Fog patches spreading inland. Low 13.
Wednesday..Showers with the risk of a thundershower. Amount 5 mm. Fog
patches retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind becoming
southeast 20 km/h in the morning. High 18 except 13 along the
Atlantic coast.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 16.1° low: 11.2° Precip: 0.0 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Unsettled This Week

This morning's visual:It was quite nice here yesterday until the late afternoon when some clouds began to move into the area.Temps dropped to the upper teens then and remained there for the evening.There was little change overnight with temps at 15 and no precip.
There's a chance of showers this morning,clearing later but back to clouds and showers for most of the week.
The fire in the Halifax area is mostly out and people were allowed to return to their homes late Sunday evening.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 15°C
Wind: v. light NE
Sky: overcast
Precip: none
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 12.9°C
Pressure / Tendency: 100.8 kPa falling
Humidity: 94 %
Dewpoint: 11.9°C
Wind: NNE 8 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning.
Clearing late this morning. Fog patches along the coast early this
morning. High 14 except 22 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers
overnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Low 9.
Tuesday..Showers. Risk of a thundershower in the afternoon and
evening. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 20 km/h. High
14.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 15.6° low: 10.5° Precip: 0.0 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Warm And Dry

This morning's visual:Yesterday was another warm and breezy day here....not good weather for fighting the larger forest fire burning near Halifax (story).Humidity levels have been low for the past few days,unusual for us,and will remain low until the wind switches to the south.
Today is expected to be a little cooler but clear.There is no precip expected until Tuesday.
- ©Al C 2008
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Local conditions at publication time:
Observed at Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS):
Temperature: 12°C
Wind: light NW
Sky: clear
Precip: none
From Environment Canada
Reported from Environment Canada's local weather station in Western Head:
Temperature: 11.4°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa falling
Humidity: 92 %
Dewpoint: 10.1°C
Wind: NNW 7 km/h
The forecast for our area:
Today..Sunny. High 15 except 24 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Low 10.
Monday..Cloudy becoming sunny with cloudy periods late in the
morning. High 16 except 22 inland.
Yesterday's official data from Environment Canada:
Temps: high: 24.1° low: 9.7° Precip: 0.0 mm
Note:The above temps are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here.