Saturday, August 22, 2009

Currently: +23°C,overcast w/fog,light SW - Bill getting closer

Yesterday wasn’t too bad here.Afternoon temps were in the mid-20°C range and humidity was fairly low until the late afternoon.Fog moved into the area then and remained with us overnight.Temps held at slightly above +20°C overnight and are still there this morning.This is actually the warmest temp we have had at this time of the day so far this summer….warmer than what it was during the heat wave when daytime highs were in the +30°Cs.Today is expected to be a rather uncomfortable day as temps and humidity levels rise ahead of Hurricane Bill.

The 2 day forecast:

·         Rainfall warning in effect.

  • Today

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle or showers this morning and early this afternoon

then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to

40 this morning.

High 29. UV index 5 or moderate.

  • Tonight

A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness late this evening with showers beginning

overnight. Amount 2 mm. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 21.

  • Sunday

Rain at times heavy changing to showers late in the day. Amount 50 to 70 mm except locally

110 mm in areas of heaviest rain. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northeast

40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon then becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 in the evening.

High 23.

Hurricane bulletins/weather warnings: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4

Hurricane Bill continues to track towards us and,on it’s current track,it’s eye is expected to pass about 150kms south of our coast tomorrow.Strong winds and heavy rains extend outwards from the eye a couple of hundred kilometers and we will begin to experience storm conditions early Sunday morning.Bill will still be a class 1 hurricane as it moves through our area and high seas and crashing surf are expected:http://www.peggyscovewebcam.ca/live/

8/22/2009 7:40 AM

 

 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Currently:+18°C,partly clear,calm - Bill Approaching

We enjoyed another warm and humid day here yesterday with afternoon temps once again reaching to near +30°C.The evening was also quite warm and humid and generally clear.Overnight some light clouds moved into the area.Today and tomorrow are expected to remain warm and humid as Hurricane Bill approaches and ‘he’ will be the ‘weather maker’ on Sunday.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning.

High 31. UV index 8 or very high.

  • Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this evening.

Low 23.

  • Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h.

High 28.

 

Hurricane Bill continues to make it’s way towards Nova Scotia.Currently it is approx 2000kms south of Yarmouth and is at H3 strength.It is expected to start producing ocean swells and high surf here today.At it’s current forward speed and track we won’t be seeing the wind and rain here until late Saturday/early Sunday.All indications are that it will stay offshore but still will be a Cat 2 when it is closest to us.

Unfortunately,a good portion of the population,and some media,seem to be concerned with the ‘eye’.The winds from Bill will be at hurricane strength about 300km from the eye and Bill is expected to pass us at only ~150km offshore.An extended period of high winds,torrential rains and possible flooding should be expected by all in this area.The storm is still 2 days away,defined watches and warnings will be issued as it gets closer.Those with interests in this area will find official info here: http://www.atl.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/hurricanes.rss.en

On my end,there will be a hi-res live cam available for viewing Bill at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hurricane-bill-cam

The cam will be online from early Sunday and through the storm…..for as long as we have power,that is.This area is quite prone to power outages during small storms.How long we will have power during Bill is anybody’s guess.

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Currently: 19°C,clear,wind is light SW

Yesterday was another warm and sticky day here.The afternoon temp was near +30°C and humidity levels were high.Temps cooled down in the evening but it remained damp with some fog.Overnight it cleared and we are expecting another hot day here.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny with cloudy periods.

High 29. UV index 7 or high.

  • Tonight

Cloudy periods. Low 15.

  • Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon.

High 29.

 

Hurricane Bill is still a few days away.Currently it’s strength is varying between a H3 and H4 class storm.Most models are still forecasting that it will be offshore,or make landfall in NS,sometime late Sunday as a H1 or low H2 hurricane.As of this post,there have been no official statements issued by the Canadian Hurricane Center.

To track Bill visit: http://www.stormpulse.com/

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Remaining hot,Hurricane Bill is now a Cat 4

Yesterday was another very hot day here,a little cooler than previous days,but we still had a high of +29°C.The humidex readings were quite a bit higher than the actual air temps as humidity levels have been increasing over the past few days.The evening was comfortably cool with temps near +20°C and dropped a few more degrees overnight.

A few more days of sun and heat and then things will be changing as Hurricane Bill moves into our area.

Bill is now a Cat 4 storm and is currently about 2000 miles south of us.It continues to track NW and is expected to increase in forward velocity soon before making it’s turn eastward.Some of the forecast models have it making landfall near here on late Sunday,others are showing it’s track as staying south of NS.It’s a wait and see situation at this point and there have been no official advisories issued yet.More info,with track modeling,is here: http://users.eastlink.ca/~jmnorman/sp.html and here http://euler.atmos.colostate.edu/~vigh/guidance/northatlantic/track_early1.png .

 

 

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon.

Risk of a thundershower. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon.

High 31. UV index 8 or very high.

  • Tonight

Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of showers early this evening with the risk of a thundershower.

Clearing overnight. Fog patches developing this evening.

Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 18.

  • Thursday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating in the morning.

Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 29.

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

On Twitter

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heat continues and Hurricane Bill

The heat continues on the south shore.I recorded a high of +32°C here in the late afternoon yesterday.The evening was mild and clear until about 10PM when fog moved inland.Overnight temps remained mild and it is still a little foggy here this morning but that is burning off quite quickly.Another hot day is in store.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon

with the risk of a thundershower. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon.

High 32. UV index 8 or very high.

  • Tonight

Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening

then clear. Risk of a thundershower. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming

light this evening. Low 20.

  • Wednesday

Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance

of showers in the afternoon and early in the evening. Risk of a thundershower.

Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon.

High 31.

 

We are currently keeping a close eye on Bill,now a Cat 2 hurricane.Some models are bringing it very close to our area in the next 5 days.

More info and tracks is here: http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-bill-2009

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

On Twitter

 

Monday, August 17, 2009

Currently: +17°C,clear,calm

The heat continues.Yesterday was another hot one with temps in the lower +30Cs.Conditions remained clear and warm through the evening and overnight.The warm air is expected to hang with us for a few more days.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny with cloudy periods.

High 31. UV index 8 or very high.

  • Tonight

A few clouds. Low 20.

  • Tuesday

Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon.

Wind becoming west 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 32.

 

 

There is lots of action happening in the tropics with 3 named storms currently in action…Ana,Bill and Claudette.

Bill is now a hurricane,is moving NW and gaining strength.If it stays on it’s current track,it may possibly be in this area by early next week.

More at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at3.shtml?5-daynl#contents

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

On Twitter

 

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Currently: +22°C,clear,wind is light SW

Yesterday was a another very hot day here with temps reaching +32°C in the shade.The warm air and clear conditions stayed with us through the evening.The temp remained above +20°C through the night.

More hot weather is on the way for today and the upcoming week.:

The 7 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon.

High 31. UV index 8 or very high.

  • Tonight

A few clouds. Low 18.

  • Monday

Sunny with cloudy periods. High 31.

  • Tuesday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 21. High 32.

  • Wednesday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 21. High 28.

  • Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 27.

  • Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 16. High 26.

  • Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 18. High 25.

 

There are currently 2 tropical storms moving into the Carribean.One is expected to become a hurricane this week.

More info here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ .

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

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