Saturday, March 6, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Sunny and warm

Published: 3/6/2010 8:33 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: -1.7°C | Clear | Wind: NW 19 km/h | Windchill -9°C

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -7°C)

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It wasn’t too bad here yesterday with afternoon temps reaching the +4°C range along with some sun.The wind was fairly brisk and temps dropped to the freezing mark in the early evening.The overnight temps dropped to a few degrees below freezing making it one of the coldest nights here in a while.

Today and tomorrow are expected to be sunny and spring-like with above normal highs.The mild weather is expected to stay with us for the weekend and then it’s back to more seasonable weather on Monday.

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

  • Today: Sunny. High 6. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

  • Tonight: Clear. Low minus 4.

 

  • Sunday: Sunny. High 6.

 

  • Monday: Cloudy. Low minus 3. High 6.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

6 March 2005: The weather in Edmonton, AB, was rainy, warm, and humid, with temperatures reaching 12°C, not the best conditions for the icemakers at the 2005 Curling Brier. To combat the humidity, they turned on the air conditioning. On one sheet, the frost was so thick that players couldn't see the painted rings beneath the surface. Further, it snowed, and then rained, adding even more moisture to the air. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 7:10PM in the southwest and traveling almost overheadas it moves towards the northeast.

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-Al C

 

 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A little snow

Published: 3/5/2010 7:12 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: -0.4°C | Overcast | Wind: N 26 gust 38 km/h| Windchill -7°C

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -7°C)

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We had a snowy and damp day here yesterday.The snow began early in the day and persisted throughout and into the evening.Accumulations were low due to above freezing temps during the day.This morning it is a little below freezing and we have a couple of cms of snow covering the ground.Better weather is on the way for the weekend.

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

  • Today: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries this morning. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. High plus 3.

 

  • Tonight: Clear. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 30 overnight. Low minus 4.

 

  • Saturday: Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 9.

 

  • Sunday: Sunny. Low minus 4. High plus 5.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

5 March 1951: One of the worst blizzards ever swept across the prairies. Near Boissevain, MB, a 23-year-old country schoolteacher became exhausted after struggling through waist-deep snow for some distance. Her boyfriend flung her over his shoulder and staggered on. Spotting distant farm lights, he left her in the snow to seek aid, but not in time to save her. He suffered severe frostbite and shock.Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 6:46PM in the southwest and travelling through the southern sky towards the northeast.

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-Al C

 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Light snow

Published: 3/4/2010 8:05 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: 1.7°C | Overcast w/ light snow | Wind: NNE 19 gust 33 km/h| Windchill -5°C

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -7°C)

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Yesterday was a quiet weather day with temps in the +3°C range.Some light flurries moved into the area in the evening and changed to light snow overnight.It is currently snowing here and the snow is quite wet with the temps actually slightly above freezing.Some accumulation is expected and we may also see some freezing drizzle/rain here on the coast.There is much better weather on the way for the weekend and the snow we receive today will not be around for long.

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

  • Today: Snow and local blowing snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this morning. Temperature steady near zero.
  • Tonight: Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 2.
  • Friday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 1.
  • Saturday: Sunny. Low minus 3. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

4 March 1971: A massive snowfall in Montreal, QC, left 2-storey drifts and 17 people dead from heart attacks, asphyxiation, or traffic accidents. Stranded workers and partiers crowded hotels, bars, and restaurants and police on snowmobiles kept order. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau flew to Vancouver, BC, where, to the surprise of everyone but the 12 witnesses, he married Margaret Sinclair. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 6:21PM in the south and travelling through the southern sky towards the east.

Rising at 7:56PM in the SW and visible until almost directly overhead.

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-Al C

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Cooler

Published: 3/3/2010 7:35 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: -0.3°C | Overcast | Wind: N 11 km/h | Windchill -5°C

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -7°C)

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Although it was cooler than Monday,yesterday was still a mild day with temps reaching to the +6°C range.There was no precip and winds were generally light.The evening temps dropped to the freezing point and held there overnight.

We are expecting a few showers or flurries today and tomorrow with the possibility of a few cms accumulation.Clearing and warmer by the weekend.

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

  • Today: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers this afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High plus 2.
  • Tonight: Flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 2.
  • Thursday: Wet flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70. High plus 1.
  • Friday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3. High minus 2.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

3 March 1925: At Port Nelson, MB, a railway official went out on the ice to visit some traps. Soon, the ice became detached, and the tide carried him out to sea. Leaving no trace, he was given up as lost. The temperature was -31°C, but there was little wind. The ice floe traveled 40 km to sea, but miraculously, the next day, the tide returned the ice floe ashore to almost the same place where it started. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS:Rising in the SW @ 7:33PM,traveling through the southern sky.

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-Al C

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Quiet weather

Published: 3/2/2010 8:00 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: 1.9°C | Overcast | Wind: NNW 16 gust 30 km/h

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -8°C)

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Yesterday was very mild here with afternoon temps reaching to the +8°C range.There was a little sunshine but it was cloudy for the most part with just a few light showers.The wind was generally light.Most of our snow has now melted away.

Overnight the temps dropped to the low single digits and it is expected to be seasonably cool for the next few days.Sunshine and clearer skies are expected back by the weekend.

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

Today

Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 3.

Tonight

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries changing to 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 2.

Wednesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northeast 20 gusting to 40 late in the day. High plus 3.

Thursday

Flurries and rain showers. Windy. Low minus 2. High plus 1.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

2 March 2007: A man taking a long walk with his dogs near Iqaluit, NU, slipped and fell 90 m, puncturing a lung and breaking 7 ribs, his collarbone, a shoulder, and a wrist. Only his dogs and the ravens circling overhead witnessed what he feared were his final hours; 7 hours later, his wife called police and he was rescued. It was unusually mild (-21°C), but he also suffered hypothermia and frostbite. – 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

Monday, March 1, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Lots of wind

Published:  3/1/2010 8:21 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS:  4.8°C | Overcast w/ rain | NE 28 gust 46 km/h

  (Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -8°C)

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It was quite a night here yesterday.We had hurricane force winds and very heavy rain.34.8mm of rain was measured at the Western Head station.There are no reports of any damage so far but there were some scattered power failures.It has calmed down somewhat here this morning but there are still warnings in effect.

·       Higher than normal water levels and heavy pounding surf may cause coastal flooding at high tide this morning.

·       Wind gusts up to 110 km/h are expected this morning.

·       Additional rainfall amounts of up to 15 millimetres are expected this morning.

More at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4

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

Today

Rain ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind northeast 60 km/h gusting to 90 diminishing to 40 gusting to 70 this morning. High plus 5.

Tonight

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low zero.

Tuesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. High plus 2.

Wednesday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

1 March 1950: A Winnipeg, MB, woman's phone number in the city directory was listed right above the local weather office's listing. As it had only a note in small type to look elsewhere in the directory, people inadvertently called her. "Is it still chilly outside?" asked one. "At that moment," said the frustrated woman, "my radio was blaring that it was -37° below zero [F] with no let-up expected."– 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

 

 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - More weather warnings

Published:  2/28/2010 7:56 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: 2.5°C | Overcast w/ rain | NE 15 km/h

  (Normals: Max: 1°C Min: -8°C)

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We had lots of fog and some showers here yesterday and they all help chew up the snow that is still left on the ground.The afternoon temps were in the +5°C range and the winds were fairly light.The evening and overnight conditions were damp and mild.

This morning it is raining lightly but we are expecting some heavy rain,winds and storm surge later today and into tomorrow.

The following warnings were issued at 5:01 AM AST Sunday 28 February 2010:

·       Higher than normal water levels and heavy pounding surf may cause coastal flooding at high tide early on Monday.

·       Wind gusts up to 110 km/h are expected to develop later tonight and Monday morning.

·       Total rainfall amounts of up to 60 millimetres are expected through Monday afternoon.

The full and updated warnings at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4.

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The 7 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada:

Today

Periods of rain. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High plus 3. 

Tonight

Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 80 overnight. Temperature steady near plus 4. 

Monday

Periods of rain ending in the evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 10 mm. Wind northeast 60 km/h gusting to 90 diminishing to 40 gusting to 70 in the morning. Temperature steady near plus 4. 

Tuesday

Cloudy. Low plus 1. High plus 1.

Wednesday

Cloudy. Low minus 3. High plus 3.

Thursday

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

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High zero. 

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High plus 1.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

28 February 2003: In Ottawa, ON, 1,500 families could neither shower nor flush due to frozen pipes. The city's thawing and steam machines worked overtime to fix the problem, the worst since 1994 when pipes froze in 2,500 homes and businesses. Since January 1, there had been 24 cold days (compared to 1 in 2002 and 1 report of frozen pipes); average is 15 days. Letting taps run slightly prevents freeze-ups.  – 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