Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Nov 22

We had about 10cms of snow overnght.The snow has ended but the wind is blowing it around somewhat.
Temps are expected to be above 0°C starting tomorrow so all of it should be gone in a couple of days.

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
-4°C
Sky: Clear
Precip: None
Wind: Brisk W

Forecast:
Winter storm warning in effect.
Today
Day: Snow at times heavy and blowing snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast. High minus 1.
Night: Flurries ending late this evening then cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast. Low minus 5.
Sunday
A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along the coast. High zero.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Nov 21 - Snow On The Way

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was -2°C.
A possible 'snow event' is on the way for tomorrow.
Currently(8AM):
-5°C
Sky: Clear
Precip: None
Wind: Light W
Forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High zero.
Night: Increasing cloudiness. Snow and local blowing snow beginning near midnight. Amount 10 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Low minus 4.

Saturday
Snow and local blowing snow ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Periods of snow beginning late in the day. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 late in the morning. High minus 1.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Nov 20 - No Snow Here

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +5°C.
There was a fair amount of snow throughout the province last night except fpr here.We received only a few flakes and no accumulation at all.

'Winter hits early, surprisingly hard
Hundreds stuck overnight in vehicles on the Cobequid Pass
By CHRIS LAMBIE Staff Reporter and The Canadian Press
Thu. Nov 20 - 7:37 AM
A blast of winter weather closed the Cobequid Pass on Wednesday and made for slippery driving across Nova Scotia.
Hundreds of people spent the night stuck in their vehicles in on the stretch of highway s a severe snowstorm hit the province dumping as much at 15 centimetres over higher elevations.
At one point RCMP estimate as many as 1,500 cars were backed up along a three kilometre stretch of the four lane divided highway.
Nova Scotia officials shut down the toll road between Masstown and Thomson Station at about 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday.
Impatient motorists complicated matters by trying to get around stalled or slow moving vehicles further jamming up lanes and making it almost impossible for plows to get through.
Eastbound traffic is moving once again but it could be a few hours yet before traffic is flowing along the the westbound lanes.
High winds and heavy wet snow also knocked out power in a swathe running from Bayers Lake across the province to Oxford.
More than 20,000 homes lost power in the storm.
"The outages are kind of in a line," said Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Margaret Murphy.
Power should be back on around 6 a.m. today in Bayers Lake, she said.
But in areas where the weather closed highways, the work could take longer.
"Obviously the crews are going to work through the night and put back as much power as they can," Ms. Murphy said.
Where highways are impassable, power crews may be able to travel with snow plows to get the work done, she said.
"We’re still in the throes of a good snowstorm right now," Wayne Crossan, a manager at the Highway 104 Western Alignment Corp., the toll road’s private operator, said at 6:15 p.m.
"We probably have upwards of 10 centimetres at this time and blowing snow to go with it.
"We still have vehicles that are stuck, we still have vehicles off the road, and I haven’t seen a plow go by here in probably 30 minutes," Mr. Crossan said.
"I’ve heard traffic is backed up as far as Exit 11, which is Londonderry. And there’s nothing getting by here." On the plus side, the snow was accumulating at Ski Wentworth.
"I’m sure the people over there are smiling a little more than we are right now," Mr. Crossan said.
Police also shut down a section of Highway 103 at about 7:30 p.m. Central and northern areas of the province got snow Wednesday evening, said Ming Szeto, a meteorologist at Environment Canada’s Atlantic storm centre in Dartmouth.
"They’re still reporting rain in the eastern areas — that’s Guysborough, Pictou, Antigonish and Cape Breton," Mr. Szeto said at about 7 p.m.
Parts of Highway 101 were also impassable.
The precipitation was expected to taper off to flurries and end overnight, he said.
"But right now, there’s been a lot of snow reported in central Nova Scotia," Mr. Szeto said.
Winds out of the northwest were blowing at 40 kilometres an hour, with gusts up to 60 km/h, he said.
Today is supposed to be cloudy with sunny periods. Halifax is expected to have a high of 1 C.'

Currently(8AM):
-2°C
Sky: Partly Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Light W
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 this morning. High plus 2 except zero inland.
Night: Cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind west 20 km/h. Low minus 4.

Friday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late in the day. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late in the day. High plus 1.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday Nov 19

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +5°C.
Currently(8AM):
+3°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Brisk N
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60. High 6.
Night: Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries changing to flurries near midnight. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 overnight. Low minus 2.

Thursday
Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming west 20 in the morning. High plus 1.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Nov 18

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +13°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
0°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Calm
Forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. Showers beginning early this morning. Amount 2 mm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 6.
Night: Rain showers ending this evening then cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers overnight. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low plus 1.

Wednesday
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers changing to rain showers in the morning. Clearing in the evening. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 in the afternoon. High plus 4.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Nov 17

Yesterday:The high on my thermometer was +15°C.
Rainfall measured at the Western Head station: 28.5 mm
Currently(8AM):
+5°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: None
Wind: Calm
Forecast:
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 8.
Night: Overcast. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.

Tuesday
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h late in the day. High 6.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Nov 16

The high yesterday on my thermometer was +15°C.Rainfall measured at the Western Head station: 11.6 mm
Currently(8AM):
+13°C
Sky: Overcast
Precip: Mist/Fog
Wind: Light S
Forecast:
Wind warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle early this morning. Rain at times heavy beginning this morning. Risk of a thundershower. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 60 gusting to 90 near noon. High 18.
Night: Showers ending late this evening then cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Low plus 5.

Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the afternoon. High 7.