Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yesterday was another very nice day here.The sky began to clear in the late afternoon and we had a mostly clear evening with temps a few degrees above freezing.It was another good night to see the ISS and Discovery.Discovery is scheduled to land today so,if all goes as planned,that was our last sighting for this mission. Discovery @ approx 8:30PM

Today is forecast to be another nice day with very Spring-like conditions.Rain is on the way for tomorrow with unsettled weather remaining until the middle of next week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +11°C.
Currently:
-1°C
Clear
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late this afternoon. High 6 except 10 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Cloudy periods. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 1.
Sunday
Increasing cloudiness. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches early in the morning and in the evening. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the evening. High 6 except 9 inland.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Yesterday was another mild and sunny day here on the south shore.Afternoon temps reached into the teens and there was very little wind.
The evening was clear and above freezing.Overnight the temps dropped to slightly below 0°C and some clouds moved into the area.
Showers are a possibility this morning,clearing this afternoon.Tomorrow is expected to be sunny and warm,precip Sunday and into next week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +14°C.
Currently:
-2°C
Partly cloudy
Calm.

The forecast:
Today
Increasing cloudiness then 40 percent chance of showers late this morning and early this afternoon. Clearing late this afternoon. High plus 4 except 7 inland.
Tonight
Clear. Becoming cloudy periods near midnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Low zero.
Saturday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches early in the morning and in the evening. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the evening. High 6 except 12 inland.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yesterday morning was cold and windy but it warmed up nicely in the afternoon.The wind continued to be quite brisk through most of the day but began to die out in the mid-evening.
The evening sky was cloudless and perfect for viewing the ISS and Discovery after their undocking:More clear and warm conditions are forecast for our area until Sunday.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +11°C.
Currently:
-5°C
Clear
Wind is light NW.

The forecast:
Today
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 9. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight
Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 5.
Friday
Cloudy with sunny periods. High 7.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yesterday was a messy day here with flurries for most of the daytime hours and some strong winds throughout the evening.There was no accumulation here as the temps were a couple of degrees above freezing.Other parts of NS were not so lucky.
From this morning's Chronicle Herald:
'The infamous Cobequid Pass, a rolling stretch of highway in northern Nova Scotia, was closed for about an hour Tuesday as a spring snowstorm descended on the Maritimes, creating an infuriating traffic jam that left more than 150 vehicles stranded.

Just after 2 p.m., amid whiteout conditions, about 15 vehicles were reportedly stuck in the ditch as tractor-trailers spun their wheels on the unplowed westbound lanes near Glenholme.

The lanes were reopened to traffic about an hour later, but the leftover mess — a 10-kilometre line of vehicles — wasn’t clear until 4 p.m.'


Overnight the wind died out and the sky cleared.Today and the rest of the week are forecast to be mild with no precip expected.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +3°C.
Currently:
-2°C
Clear
Wind is light Northerly.

The forecast:
Today
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. High plus 5. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight
Clear. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 7.

Thursday
Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 6.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yesterday wasn't really too bad until the early evening.That was when the snow started here.Before that,we had a somewhat cloudy day with some brisk north winds and temps near +10°C.
Our total accumulation here was just a couple of cms,enough to cover the ground,and that was it.There's not enough to even think about shoveling and what is on the doorsteps can be removed with a broom.However,there are reports of near 20cms on the ground in other parts of the province.
Today is to remain 'wintery' with warmer way on the way tomorrow for the rest of the week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +9°C.
Currently:
-1°C
Overcast
Wind is brisk NE.

The forecast:
Today
Flurries ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow this morning. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northeast 40 gusting to 70 this morning. High zero.
Tonight
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 4.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Clearing near noon. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 3.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yesterday was a mild day with clouds moving into the area in the afternoon ahead of a storm.
We are currently under a SNOWFALL WARNING...in March?!
'Snowfall amounts of 15 centimetres is expected for most of mainland Nova Scotia by Tuesday morning.
This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system is expected to form south of the province this morning and swing northward this afternoon. Snow will develop along the Atlantic coast early this afternoon and then spread across the remainder of mainland Nova Scotia.
Snowfall amounts near 15 centimetres are expected for most of the province. Higher amounts are possible where onshore northeasterly winds will persist tonight and Tuesday.
Also strong northeast winds tonight and Tuesday will cause local blowing snow and give reduced visibilities at times.'

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +6°C.
Current conditions:
-3°C
Overcast w/ v.light flurries
Wind is calm.

The forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today
Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Periods of snow beginning early this afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this morning then becoming northeast 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High minus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Snow and local blowing snow. Amount 10 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 70 this evening. Low minus 3.
Tuesday
Periods of snow ending late in the morning then cloudy with flurries beginning in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 70. High minus 1.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yesterday was a fairly warm and sunny day here.Afternoon temps were very comfortable for early Spring and we had a completely cloudless sky.The sky remained clear through the evening and the temps dropped to a couple of degrees below freezing.We had another perfect view of the ISS/Discovery last evening at approx 8:30PM.
This morning it is once again chilly and some light cloud cover has begun to move into the area.
Some precip with cool temperatures are forecast for the next few days and then it's back to sunshine and warmer weather for most of the week.

The high on my thermometer yesterday was +10°C.
Current conditions:
-6°C
Mostly clear
Wind is v. light W.

The forecast:
Today
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon with a few showers beginning this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High plus 4. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming north 20 gusting to 40 this evening. Low minus 6.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon then periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.
Tuesday
Periods of snow. Windy. Low minus 3. High plus 1.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High plus 3.
Thursday
Sunny. Low minus 4. High 6.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High plus 4.
Saturday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High 6.