Saturday, February 20, 2010

Liverpool,NS - Mild weather continues

Published: 2/20/2010 7:16 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

2.7°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 18 gust 29 km/h | Windchill: none

(Normals: Max: 0°C Min: -9°C)

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The mild weather continues here and the snow is gradually melting.Yesterday’s high temp reached to near +7°C here and stayed well above freezing through the evening and overnight.We will see more melting again today with mild temps and showers.A couple of days of inclement weather are on the way to start next week but temps will generally be above freezing.Hopefully this trend will continue and the snow will soon be history.

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The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada:

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High plus 4.

Tonight

Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers late this evening and overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 1.

Sunday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High plus 1.

Monday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

20 February 1960: A blizzard stranded 1,500 motorists between Toronto and Barrie, ON. Two soldiers asphyxiated in their stalled car, while some buses went missing, one in a 3-m drift. An expectant Stouffville mother was told to find a horse and sled to get to a hospital, and in Barrie, stranded motorists were offered jail cells. In Ottawa, a 21-gun salute to honour the new prince's birth had to be cancelled.--Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

Tomorrow:

STS130 & ISS (undocked): Rising at 6:43AM in the NW,traveling through the W sky as they move to the SE.

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-Al C

Friday, February 19, 2010

Liverpool,NS - Staying mild

Published: 2/19/2010 7:46 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

1.2°C | Clear | Wind: WSW 12 km/h | Windchill: none

(Normals: Max: 0°C Min: -9°C)

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We had a few showers here yesterday and mild temps in the +5°C range.Clearing began late in the day but it was still generally overcast through the evening.Temps were only down to near the freezing point overnight.The mild weather is expected to stay with us well into next week and there is no real stormy weather expected.

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The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada:

Today

Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High plus 4.

Tonight

Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low plus 1.

Saturday

Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 4.

Sunday

Cloudy. Low minus 1. High plus 2.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

19 February 2005: About 40 bone-weary men reached their goal of playing the longest ice hockey game ever-more than 10 days-skating 2 days beyond the record held by residents of Moosomin, SK, and qualifying them for an entry in Guinness World Records. Temperatures during the game ranged from 12° to -15°C. The game was played on a homemade rink in Edmonton, AB. The score was about 1,700 to 1,600. --Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

Tomorrow:

STS130 & ISS (undocked): Rising at 6:21AM in the NE,traveling a;most directly overhead as they move to the SE.

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-Al C

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Liverpool,NS - Mild

Published: 2/18/2010 6:32:28 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

1.1°C | Overcast | Wind: SW 19 km/h | Windchill: none

(Normals: Max: 0°C Min: -9°C)

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Yesterday was a cleanup day here after the snow ended in the mid-morning.Snowfall amounts were in the 20 to 30cm range in this area.The snow was quite wet and heavy and caused some power failures throughout the area.Temps rose to near +4°C in the afternoon and some of the mess melted away but there is still plenty left.Temps are expected to stay mild into next week but the sky will be generally overcast.

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The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada:

Today

A few flurries ending this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. High plus 3.

Tonight

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1.

Friday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High plus 4.

Saturday

Cloudy. Low minus 1. High plus 5.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

18 February 1980: As the New Brunswick election neared, the Tories expected to win a northern riding. Cars were gassed up, volunteers assembled, and drivers scheduled but, said the campaign manager, "the blizzard came and we didn't get hardly anyone out. It was a disaster." The Liberals had watched the weather and got their supporters out to advance polls. They won by 127 votes. --Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

Tomorrow:

STS130 & ISS (docked): Rising at 5:58AM in the NE,traveling through the northern sky as they move to the E.

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-Al C

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Liverpool,NS - SNOW!!


Published: 2/17/2010 7:20 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

-0.2°C | Overcast w/ snow | Wind: NW 19 gust 33 km/h | Windchill: -6

(Normals: Max: 0°C Min: -9°C)

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It wasn’t a bad day here yesterday,the high on my thermometer was +6.5°C and there was a fair bit of sunshine,and then in the early evening the snow started.The snow rate increased through the evening and was quite heavy by midnight.So far we have about 10cms down,maybe more,and it is still snowing.All schools are canceled and the street here doesn’t look too good for traveling at the present time.

The following snowfall warning was issued earlier this morning:

‘A low pressure system centered just east of Halifax will slowly approach Cape Breton today and will stall just northeast of Cape Breton tonight. Snow at times heavy along with local blowing snow can be expected for all regions early this morning with the snow expected to diminish in intensity later this morning. Total snowfall amounts from this system are expected to be in the 15 to 20 cm range.’

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The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada:

Today

Periods of snow and local blowing snow ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 30 late this morning. High plus 1.

Tonight

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 20 km/h. Low minus 1.

Thursday

A few flurries changing to a few rain showers in the afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h. High plus 2.

Friday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low zero. High plus 2.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

17 February 1952:2008: The weather observer at Chetwynd, BC, heard a commotion in her goat shed while she was taking her 4:00 PM observation. As she steadied the goat, she was attacked by a wolf, which chomped on her arm and pulled hard. She got away and phoned a neighbour, who shot the intruder. She missed that observation but was back at it the next day. Those northern weather observers are tough!--Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:
Tomorrow:

STS130 & ISS (docked): Rising at 5:38AM in the N,traveling through the northern sky as they move to the E.

STS130 & ISS (docked): Rising at 7:09AM in the NW,traveling almost directly overhead as they travel to the SE.

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-Al C

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Liverpool,NS - A little snow on the way

Published:  2/16/2010 6:52 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

-4.4°C | Overcast | Wind: W 8 km/h | Windchill: -7

  (Normals: Max: -1°C Min: -10°C)

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Yesterday was another fairly mild day here on the South Shore with the afternoon temps reaching 3.5°C on my thermometer.The evening was quiet and cool and overnight the temps dropped to a little below freezing.The wind was calm.

The forecast has been revised and a little snow is on the way for tonight and into tomorrow.There’s a good possibility of a change over to rain here on the coast as temps rise above freezing.

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The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada:

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries late this afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h becoming east 20 near noon. High plus 3.

 

Tonight

Cloudy. Snow and local blowing snow beginning early this evening and ending overnight. Rain along parts of the coast overnight. Amount 5 cm except 10 cm inland. Wind east 20 km/h becoming northeast 40 gusting to 60 this evening then southwest 20 overnight. Low zero.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy. Flurries beginning in the morning and ending in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Wind becoming west 30 near noon. Temperature steady near zero.

 

Thursday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. High plus 1.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

16 February 1952:1901: Temperatures were near -45°C, the lowest in 5 years and the coldest that winter in Yukon. Smoke and steam enveloped homes, mist rose from open water, breath settled in a frozen fog. Horses only walked, with a third of their usual load. Dogs went mad or howled constantly. Men could not stoke or carry in fuel for stoves fast enough. People ate and slept more and were depressed and exhausted.--Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

STS130 & ISS (docked): Rising at 6:48AM in the NW,traveling through the northern sky as they move to the E.

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-Al C

 

 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A little snow maybe

Published2/15/2010 6:45 AM
Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:
-1.0°C | Overcast | Wind: WSW 13 km/h | Windchill: -5
(Normals: Max: -1°C Min: -10°C)
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The temps weren’t very cold yesterday but there was some wind and the air was damp making it feel colder.The actual temp reached to +1°C in the afternoon.There was very little change in the temps through the evening and overnight.We are once again expecting flurries today although we did not see any of them yesterday as forecast.Snow is a possibility for tomorrow but only a small amount is expected.
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The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High zero.

Tonight
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Low minus 3.

Tuesday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon then snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h late in the day. High plus 2.

Wednesday
Snow. Low minus 2. High plus 2.
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Today’s Weather Trivia:
15 February 1928: Some 100 km off the Labrador coast, 2 Canadian airmen and an Inuit civilian's plane made a forced landing on an ice floe. After walking for a day in heavy weather, they came to open sea. They paddled for 7 days in an inflated raft, with only emergency rations, a rifle, and some walrus meat, before reaching land. They trekked 4 days over rough terrain to reach Port Burwell, weary but safe.--Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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SKY EVENTS:
STS130 & ISS (docked): Rising at 6:25AM in the NW,traveling through the northern sky as they move to the E.
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-Al C

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A little stormy this week but mild

Published: 2/14/2010 8:06 AM
Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:
-1.4°C | Overcast | Wind: WSW 13 km/h| Windchill: -8
(Normals: Max: -1°C Min: -10°C)
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Yesterday was fairly nice here with sunshine and afternoon temps reaching to +6°C.Some clouds moved into the area in the evening and temps dropped to a little below freezing.The coming week look like it will be cloudy with some precip in the form of rain and snow.We may see some small amounts of accumulation on Monday but generally it will be a mild week.
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The 7 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today
Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. High zero.

Tonight
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Periods of snow beginning overnight. Low minus 2.

Monday
Periods of snow ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 cm. High zero.

Tuesday
Cloudy. Low minus 2. High plus 3.

Wednesday
Periods of snow or rain. Low minus 1. High plus 2.

Thursday
Flurries. Low minus 3. High zero.

Friday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries and rain showers. Low minus 2. High plus 1.

Saturday
Cloudy. Low minus 2. High plus 1.
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Today’s Weather Trivia:
14 February 1861: The mail route from Kincardine to Goderich, ON, was exposed to the icy north and west winds off Lake Huron. During a fierce storm, the carrier left in a sleigh drawn by 2 horses, but went no more than 15 km. Benumbed with cold, the hapless soul abandoned 1 horse, then, at various points, his buffalo coat and mailbag before tumbling into huge snowdrifts, where his frozen body was found.--Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
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SKY EVENTS:
STS130 & ISS (docked): Rising at 6:03AM in the NNW,traveling through the northern sky as they move to the NE.
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-Al C