Saturday, August 29, 2009

Currently: +12°C,overcast,calm - Danny Getting Closer

Yesterday started out quite cool but warmed up quite nicely through the day to reach a high of +23°C.It was clear and humidity levels were low.The evening was clear and cool with temps dipping to +12°C.

Danny has been downgraded to a tropical depression and will be moving through our area today and into tomorrow.We are expected to receive lots of rain and some gusty winds.The following warning is in effect:

‘Rainfall warning for
Queens County issued

Rain at times heavy today and early Sunday.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions.’

 

The 2 day forecast:

·         Rainfall warning in effect.

Today

  • Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning near noon. Amount 5 to 10 mm.

Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon.

High 20. UV index 3 or moderate.

  • Tonight

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 mm.

Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40

increasing to 40 gusting to 70 this evening. Low 13.

  • Sunday

Rain at times heavy ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers.

Amount 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating early in the morning. Wind southeast 40 km/h

gusting to 70 becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 near noon.

High 22.

 

 

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Currently:+8°C,mostly clear,calm - TS Danny

Yesterday was a fall – like day with clear skies,temps in the low +20°C range and a bit breezy.The evening was clear and cool.It’s still quite cool here this morning with temps in the single digits….seems to be early to be getting those readings.

Today is expected to be a little below seasonal but clear and dry.We may get to see the space shuttle as it travels through our sky after it launches tonight.It’s an awesome sight and we were able to see it during a night time launch last winter.

Wet and windy conditions are forecast for the weekend as TS Danny moves through our area.Danny is not expected to be too bad here,time will tell.The latest statement from CHC:

‘..Danny expected to remain below hurricane strength..
Decaying tropical systems often produce heavy rain over the
Maritimes and past experience indicates that locally higher
Amounts may be produced.  Dynamic models are producing the
Expected qpfs but with the maximums in various locations.
On the current forecast track Danny will take a path similar to
Bill but possibly crossing the coast over Eastern Nova Scotia. 
Impacts from a storm which crosses the coast are very different
From one which travels along the coast...A storm of lesser
Intensity can produce much stronger winds and consequent damage
To the right of  its track.  Danny will be monitored very closely 
until its development and track become more apparent.’

 

 

The 2 day weather:

  • Today

Sunny. High 19. UV index 6 or high.

  • Tonight

Clear. Low 7.

  • Saturday

Sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon with 60 percent chance of showers late in the day.

Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late in the day. High 20.

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Currently:+10°C,clear,calm - TS Danny Approaching

Yesterday was another great day here with perfect temps and low humidity.The afternoon high here was +23°C and it was clear and dry.The sky remained clear in the evening until late when a little cloud cover moved in.All is clear here this morning but there is a hint of Autumn in the air with some fairly cool temps this morning.

We are expecting a couple of sunny days and then we will be getting a visit from TS Danny on the weekend.The storm may actually be at hurricane strength when it get into this area.Some tracks are forecasting landfall a couple of hundred kms to the west of here.Time will tell.In the meantime,Danny can be tracked here: http://stormpulse.com .Regardless of the storm’s strength,a stormy weekend is once again in store for NS.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40.

High 20. UV index 6 or high.

  • Tonight

Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low 8.

  • Friday

Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km/h near noon. High 18.

 

 

 

A. Conrad
webmaster for
The Liverpool Weather Cam

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Currently:+14°C,fog,wind is brisk SW

Yesterday was a fairly nice day here with seasonable temps for most of the day.The afternoon high was +24C with the humidity levels close to the uncomfortable range.The evening was a little cooler with light fog.It’s still a bit foggy here this morning but expected to clear later.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h late this morning.

High 26. UV index 7 or high.

  • Tonight

Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this evening. Clearing overnight.

Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low 12.

  • Thursday

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

 

There is another storm developing about 1200kms south of Bermuda that could become a tropical storm soon and move into our area later this week or early next.More data is being collected and so far it has not fully organized.Should it become a named storm it will be ‘Danny’.

 

 

8/26/2009 7:35 AM

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Something amusing...

Check out this website: http://www.rescue-team.webs.com/

This is the ‘brainchild’ of some idiot that just hasn’t figured out that during times of storms,or most other natural disasters,there is no electricity and sometimes no phone service.I just wonder how this individual expects to be able to ‘link up’ radio comms through the internet in an actual emergency situation?We just went through Hurricane Bill and there were many times that we had no power and no internet.We were still able to have local radio comms through various on air networks using our radios on battery power and that was all we needed..Sure,we could have connected to the internet via a cellular or dial up link but those systems do not support VoIP comms very well and I doubt that someone a couple of thousands of kilometers away on a ‘net link’ would have been able to offer us very much assistance had we needed it.In my opinion,comms from outside of the area would have had a negative effect on our local comms.Our VHF,HF and 11 meter nets worked very well and we were well in control of the situation.

Maybe someday they’ll try using that bone-head system in an actual situation and when some gets hurt,or worse,they’ll realize that it wasn’t such a good idea.The real scary thing is,the system these guys are attempting to implement into ‘official use’ is a hobby system….it never was intended for this type of activity.I’m sure that if the system’s owners knew about it,they’d put an abrupt halt to it before they are held liable for any consequences that arise through it’s use in an emergency.

Currently:+18°C,clearing,calm

The day after Hurricane Bill wasn’t too bad.The morning was a bit cool and foggy but it cleared for part of the afternoon and temps were a comfortable +24C.The evening was mild with temps in the middle teens but a bit foggy.

It’s not looking too bad here this morning,we may see a shower or two today,and then it’s sunshine for the rest of the week.

The 2 day forecast:

  • Today

A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating this morning.

High 22. UV index 7 or high.

  • Tonight

Cloudy periods. Low 14.

  • Wednesday

Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h

late in the morning. High 27.

 

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Currently:+17C,overcast w/l.rain,calm - Pics from Bill

Hurricane Bill wasn't as bad as it could have been here but it was bad enough.The storm started here at about 8AM and was raging pretty good by 10.The worst of the storm was from 10AM until 2PM when we received a lot of rain and high winds.Our power was off on 2 occasions...first @ 10:30AM for 1.5 hrs and again @ 3PM for 1 hr...not good for my cams.
The rain ended quite quickly by 2PM and the sky began to clear.Winds remained strong for a few more hours but the temp rose to +26C and it was very humid....actually turned out to be a pretty nice day.
Damage in this area was minimal...tree branches and leaves were the main things lying around the streets.Other than that,the causeway in Western Head,near the EC weather station,was completely destroyed by the pounding surf.Oh yeah...I lost the HDD in my main PC.Have it replaced but haven't got all of the progs completely installed.Kinda working 'bare bones' here this morning.

(Top:conditions at the weather station @10:30AM;middle:some of the heavy surf;bottom:the destroyed causeway.)

This week is expected to be fairly decent and seasonable.We are expecting a little rain today and then back to sun for tomorrow.
The 2 day forecast:
Today
Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. A few showers beginning this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 21. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Low 15.
Tuesday
Sunny with cloudy periods. High 25.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Currently:+19°C,rain and fog,wind is brisk NE - Hurrucane Bill arrives

Hurricane Bill is here.The latest data shows him as being about 250kms SW of Yarmouth.We are getting the outer winds and the rain now with more to come.Conditions are expected to be tropical storm-like for atleast the next 12 hours.

The latest warnings: http://btn.weather.ca/alerts/wwcans0018/cans0078&switchto=c&ref=wxbtn150x90_text_warnings

The forecast:

· Rainfall warning in effect

· Tropical storm warning in effect

· Wind warning in effect.

  • Today

Rain at times heavy. Risk of a thundershower early this morning.

Amount 70 to 90 mm except locally 140 mm in areas of heaviest rain.

Fog patches early this morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40

increasing to 50 gusting to 80 early this morning then becoming northeast

70 gusting to 90 near noon.

High 22.

  • Tonight

Showers ending late this evening then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 mm.

Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming light near midnight.

Low 16.

  • Monday

Cloudy. Showers beginning in the morning.

Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to

40 in the afternoon. Temperature steady near 17.

  • Tuesday

Sunny. Low 15. High 22.

  • Wednesday

Cloudy. Low 14. High 21.

  • Thursday

Sunny. Low 15. High 20.

  • Friday

Sunny. Low 10. High 20.

  • Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 10. High 20.

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The Liverpool Weather Cam

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