Saturday, March 7, 2009

I missed getting an entry online yesterday.There really wasn't anything to mention anyways.
Yesterday was a mild day here but we did receive a little snow in the late morning/early afternoon.It was just enough to cover the streets and then it warmed up and melted away in the rain.It rained quite hard by times through the late evening.
This morning is like a Spring day...sunny,warm and the birds singing.We are expecting a really nice day here and then a little rain is on the way for tonight and tomorrow.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +4°C.
Currently(8AM):
+4°C
Mostly clear
Wind is light SW.

The forecast:
Today
Clearing early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 late this morning. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy near midnight then periods of rain. Risk of freezing rain. Rainfall amount 2 mm. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low zero.
Sunday
Periods of rain ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Risk of freezing rain early in the morning. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h late in the day. High plus 4.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Yesterday was mostly clear but cool here.The evening was completely clear,with good views of Venus and the Moon on the IR cam,but quite cold.Overnight temps were around -10°C.
It's still cold here this morning and will stay below the freezing mark for the day.A little snow changing to the usual rain is expected tomorrow as temps are on the rise.The weekend temps,and into next week,are expected to be above freezing.
Venus and Moon transistion after sunset:


The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
-9°C
Clear
Wind is light W.

The forecast:
Today
Sunny with cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 8.
Friday
Cloudy. Snow beginning late in the morning changing to rain in the evening. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the evening. High plus 2.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yesterday was a mainly cool and overcast day here with the occasional passing flurry.It began to clear in the late night and temps dropped to the -10°C area.
The next few days are expected to be mostly sunny and cool and then rain with warmer temps are on the way for the weekend.
Monday's storm was mostly rain here and with few problems.That was not the case in other areas.Some areas in northern NS are still without power and there were some incidents of flooding from ice jams damming rivers.
From the Chronicle Herald:
'The power began going out in Cumberland County around 8 p.m. Monday and "really escalated between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. (Tuesday)," she said. "And it was just Cumberland County. It was in a completely different climatic zone than the rest of the province."

The power went out in Amherst, Springhill, Oxford, Parrsboro, Pugwash, Wentworth, River Hebert and the rural areas in between. At 3 p.m. Tuesday, just under 14,000 customers were without power, many for more than 15 hours.

Oxford residents were being urged to conserve water after a power outage turned off the pumps that supply the town. The storm also disrupted telephone and Internet service to the county.

And police were urging motorists to drive with caution because of the icy road conditions.

Tree limbs were crashing down everywhere along Amherst streets.'


The high on my thermometer yesterday was 0°C.

Currently(7:30AM):

-9°C

Clear

Calm.

The forecast:

Today
Day: Sunny with cloudy periods and 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High minus 3. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night: A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 9.
Thursday
Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High minus 3.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yesterday was wet and mild here.Unlike some parts of the province,or the New England states,we did not get any snow.We had a little freezing rain in the early morning and then temps rose and it turned to all rain.Ice buildup was a problem for a while but it's all gone now....melted by the rain and mild temps overnight.We were lucky enough to stay on the mild side of the storm...New York City had approx 9 inches of snow,Boston 12 inches,we had ZERO even though we are farther north and east and received the precip from the same storm.
It's a little cooler today and starting to clear.The rest of the week is expected to be mostly sunny with temps a little below normal(-3.3°C normal low) for the mid-week and then back to above 0° for Friday.
More rain on the way for Saturday....of course....it's the weekend.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +9°C.
Currently(7:30AM):
+3°C
Overcast but clearing
Wind is calm.

The forecast:
Today
Day: Cloudy. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h near noon. Temperature steady near plus 2.
Night: Cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 8.

Wednesday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High minus 5.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Well we didn't get the snow that had been forecast but we got the ice.Ice pellets began falling yesterday in the early afternoon and continued into the evening.This morning everything has a coating of ice on it and roads are reported as being quite slippery.Temps are expected to rise today and we are supposed to get rain...lots of rain.Cooler for tomorrow with flurries and the rest of the week is not looking too bad.
I made a few changes to the cam site.Check them out and let me know if there are any problems.The west cam will be pointing more skyward on clear nights and it's low light sensitive so watch for meteorites,etc.You may even see the ISS or one of those 'fireballs'.
There may be a short period when the cams will be offline as I transition them to another computer.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was -3°C.
Currently(8AM):
-2°C
Overcast w/light freezing rain
Wind is light NE.

The forecast:
Freezing rain warning in effect.
Rainfall warning in effect.
Today
Day: Periods of freezing rain changing to rain late this morning. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming south 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High 9.
Night: Rain at times heavy ending overnight then cloudy. Amount 20 mm. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 20 near midnight then becoming northwest 20. Low minus 2.
Tuesday
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming west 20 late in the day. Temperature steady near minus 1.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Yesterday was not as stormy as forecast.We had a little rain which ended in the early afternoon and then some slight clearing began.Even so,it remained generally overcast through the evening and the temps dropped to a little below freezing.
Currently we are under a freezing rain warning for today and tomorrow.The precip is expected to start early this afternoon and continue through the night with a change to rain on Monday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +7°C.
Currently(8AM):
-5°C
Overcast
Wind is light NE.

The forecast:
Freezing rain warning in effect.
Today
Day: Cloudy with sunny periods. Periods of snow mixed with ice pellets beginning near noon changing to ice pellets mixed with freezing rain late this afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High minus 2.
Night: Periods of ice pellets mixed with freezing rain ending late this evening then cloudy and freezing rain beginning overnight. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Temperature steady near minus 3.
Monday
Freezing rain changing to rain at times heavy early in the afternoon. Rain along the coast in the morning. Rainfall amount 20 mm. Fog patches in the evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light late in the morning. Wind becoming south 30 late in the day. High 8.