Saturday, February 27, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - The storm is over

Published: 2/27/2010 8:57 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: 3.0°C | Overcast w/ fog | NE 11 km/h

(Normals: Max: 1°C Min: -8°C)

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Yesterday was quite a stormy day here.We had a fair amount of rain,68mm was measured at the Western Head weather station,along with some very stong winds.There were only minor power failures and a few reports of flooding in this area.Wind damage was minimal.The storm ended in the early evening as the winds died out and the rain stopped.The rest of the evening and overnight was quiet and foggy with temps near +2°C.

For the next few days we are expecting the mild weather to stay in place and a little more rain is possible.

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

Today

Cloudy. Fog patches. High plus 3.

Tonight

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h overnight. Low plus 1.

Sunday

Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches developing in the morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming east 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon. High plus 3.

Monday

Periods of rain. Low plus 2. High plus 5.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

27 February 1876: A north/northeast gale provided a stunning view of Niagara Falls (ON). Huge rocks below the American Falls, often submerged, were dry and exposed; between Goat Island and Prospect Park, the river, usually flowing at over 30 km/h, was still; the stream just above Table Rock was a dry, solid bed of rock; and Horseshoe Falls had lost 2/3rds of its water and looked like an ordinary millpond. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

There are only some short early morning passes of the ISS visible here for the next while.

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-Al C

Friday, February 26, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Very stormy

Published: 2/26/2010 7:21 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

4.7°C | Overcast w/ heavy rain | ENE 66 gust 81 km/h

(Normals: Max: 1°C Min: -8°C)

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The storm that is currently battering our area began to be felt yesterday afternoon as winds began to increase and there was some light rain.The winds grew stronger overnight and have caused some power failures throughout the province.There are reports of tree branches down in various places,as well.We have had some very heavy rain through the night and there’s lots more on the way.

· Wind warning for
Queens County continued
Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are expected today especially over coastal areas.

· Rainfall warning for
Queens County continued
Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 100 millimetres are expected.

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

Today

Rain at times heavy. Amount 50 to 70 mm. Wind east 60 km/h gusting to 90 diminishing to 40 gusting to 60 late this afternoon. High plus 4.

Tonight

Rain at times heavy ending late this evening then cloudy. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 late this evening. Low plus 1.

Saturday

Cloudy. Becoming cloudy periods in the afternoon. High plus 4.

Sunday

Periods of rain. Low zero. High plus 2.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

26 February 1961Snow and ice pellets driven by high winds made it uncomfortable around Ste. Agathe, QC. Frozen rain on trees and wires damaged the village and cut electricity and telephone service. One person said the poplars looked like flag poles-the heavy ice stripped them of branches and limbs, leaving stark trunks. A patriotic rally at Verdun Town Hall was poorly attended due to the storm. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

There are only some short early morning passes of the ISS visible here for the next while.

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-Al C

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Rainfall and wind warnings in effect

Published:  2/25/2010 7:32 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

1.9°C | Overcast | ENE 35 gust 46 km/h| Windchill: n/a

  (Normals: Max: 1°C Min: -8°C)

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Yesterday was another damp and drizzly day here.The temps were in the +4°C range for the most part and the snow is still gradually melting away.

An intense storm is on the way for tonight and tomorrow.Wind and rainfall warnings for this system are found  here .Currently it is quite windy and conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout today and tonight with the bulk of the rain expected tomorrow.

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

Today

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Rain beginning this afternoon. Amount 5 mm. Wind east 50 km/h gusting to 70. High plus 1. 

Tonight

Rain at times heavy. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind east 50 km/h gusting to 80 increasing to 70 gusting to 90 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 2 this evening then steady. 

Friday

Rain at times heavy. Amount 40 to 50 mm. Fog patches. Wind east 70 km/h gusting to 90. Temperature steady near plus 3.

Saturday

Periods of rain. Low zero. High plus 2.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

25 February 2003: Residents in northeastern New Brunswick had heard loud, cracking noises over several nights. Some thought they were earthquakes, but seismologists discounted that. Others felt it was breaking ice and snow crust. However, because a sharp inversion had formed overnight with the Arctic air mass, noises would be heard much farther away, as sound easily carries below an inversion. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

There are only some short early morning passes of the ISS visible here for the next while.

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-Al C

 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Damp and cool

Published:  2/24/2010 7:33 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

1.2°C | Overcast | ENE 34 km/h | Windchill: none

  (Normals: Max: 1°C Min: -9°C)

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We are having a network problem here.The cams and server will be offline until it is repaired/replaced.

Yesterday was a damp day with temps a few degrees above freezing.There was very little change in the conditions overnight.It looks like today will be similar and the storm on the way for tomorrow will be just rain here.

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

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 2 except plus 5 inland. 

Tonight

Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning late this evening. Amount 5 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this evening. Low zero.

Thursday

Periods of rain. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches developing in the morning. Wind east 60 km/h gusting to 80. High plus 2. 

Friday

Rain. Windy. Low plus 1. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

24 February 2003: The temperature in Winnipeg, MB, dipped to -35.9°C, the coldest day that winter. At Scoopy Doo Canine Waste Removal, business was picking up. Calling them poopsicles, the owner said, "It's actually easier to clean ... because it's so frozen you just whack it out ... like a golf ball." Extreme cold often causes water-main breaks; owners must pay to free their car from ice caused by a break.

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SKY EVENTS:

There are only some short early morning passes of the ISS visible here for the next while.

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-Al C

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A storm on the way

Published: 2/23/2010 7:08 AM

Current weather conditions in Liverpool,NS:

0.6°C | Overcast | Wind: NNE 8 km/h | Windchill: none

(Normals: Max: 1°C Min: -9°C)

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Missed a few days here due to being away.Anyways,it’s been mild here the past few days with temps above freezing and the snow is gradually melting away.A little precip is expected today and tomorrow but we could get a real mess here on Thursday.At this point it’s looking like more rain than snow but anything is possible at this time of the year.Time will tell.

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

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this afternoon. High plus 3.

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Wind east 20 km/h. Low zero.

Wednesday

Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of drizzle. Wind east 30 km/h increasing to 50 gusting to 70 in the evening. High plus 3.

Thursday

Rain or snow. Low minus 1. High plus 2.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 February 2005: An American suffered severe frostbite after trying to walk from North Dakota to Winnipeg, MB, to meet his Internet sweetheart in Quebec. Equipped with warm clothing, a compass, trail mix, and water, he soon lost his way. When found, he was incoherent and had covered only 7 km in 100 hours in -30.8°C weather. His hands were frozen solid and he was shedding clothing-a tell-tale sign of hypothermia.--Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

There are only some short early morning passes of the ISS visible here for the next while.

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-Al C