Saturday, March 13, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Nice today,rain tomorrow

13 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:54:37 AM : -1.4°C | Clear | Wind: ENE 24 km/h | Windchill -6°C

(Normals: Max: 3°C Min: -6°C)

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The warm weather looks like it’s here to stay and yesterday was no exception.Afternoon temps reached close to +12°C and the evening was clear and mild.Ovenight temps did drop to slightly below freezing but it’s expected to warm up nicely again today.Some rain is on the way for tomorrow and Monday but only small amounts are forecast.More warm and dry weather will be the story for next week however,according to an article in todays’ Chronicle Herald,typically 1/4 of our snowfall comes after March 12.It doesn’t look like that will happen this year but the weather can change here quite quickly and it’s not unusual to have snow for Easter.

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

  • Today: Sunny. High 7. UV index 4 or moderate.
  • Tonight: Clear. Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Wind east 30 km/h. Low minus 2 with temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.
  • Sunday: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind east 30 km/h increasing to 50 gusting to 70 late in the day. High 6.
  • Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low zero. High 9.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

13 March 2008: Snow, fierce winds, and freezing rain shut down ferry service and made roads impassable in central Newfoundland. Hospital staff worked 2 straight shifts when the next shift couldn't get in. Downtown St. John's was quiet, except for the din of snowblowers and snowplows. On Fogo Island, an avalanche buried several homes and damaged a bridge, the worst snow the mayor had seen in a long time. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 6:56PM in the northwest and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the northeast.

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-Al C

Friday, March 12, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Staying dry

12 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:25:02 AM : -2.7°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 5 km/h | Windchill -7°C

(Normals: Max: 3°C Min: -6°C)

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The nice weather continued yesterday with afternoon temps near +7°C.The evening temps were near 0 and overnight they dropped to a little below freezing with some frost.

Today is looking like it will be another warm and dry day.It may actually be drying up too quickly here…..from the Chronicle Herald today:

A dry winter and nice weather this month have led to an early outbreak of grass and brush fires around the province.

Most of the blazes have been relatively minor grass fires. But as of noon Thursday, three of the fires have burned into brush and woodland, requiring the Natural Resources Department to attend.

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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 5. 
  • Saturday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. Wind becoming east 30 km/h late in the day. High plus 4. 
  • Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of rain. Low minus 1. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

12 March 2006: Temperatures across southern Ontario soared to 18°C. Throngs of Torontonians took to the streets to enjoy a record-breaking 16°C. Heavy rains, however, forced officials to issue a flood advisory, especially in low-lying sections on major city expressways. The spring-like temperatures started the flow of maple sap in many areas. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 8:07PM in the northwest and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the north.

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-Al C

 

 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Mild and sunny for the next 3 days

11 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:19:55 AM : -2.6°C | Clear | Wind: N 8 km/h | Windchill -6°C

(Normals: Max: 3°C Min: -6°C)

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We had a real spring day here yesterday with afternoon temps reaching +11°C and lots of sun.The evening was clear with temps dropping to the freezing mark and a little below overnight.

More sunshine for today and it’s still looking good right up until Sunday.

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

  • Today: Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 5. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight: A few clouds. Low minus 3 except minus 9 in low lying inland areas.
  • Friday: Sunny. High 7.
  • Saturday: Sunny. Low minus 5. High 6.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

11 March 2007: Alternating cold and mild air produced gigantic icicles on homes in and around St. John's, NL. Some of the sharp, heavy stalactites were 2 m long (or more). Although too brittle to inflict a fatal wound, falling icicles caused serious enough injuries to send a number of people to emergency rooms. Homeowners and businesses are legally liable for such injuries. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 7:42PM in the west and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the northeast.

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-Al C

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Clear but chilly

10 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at time 7:01:16 AM : -4.6°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 15 km/h | Windchill -9°C

(Normals: Max: 3°C Min: -6°C)

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Yesterday was a bit cooler than previous days but the temp did reach 7.5°C.There was a brisk wind making it feel a little cooler.The evening was clear with temps dropping to below freezing.

It’s chilly here this morning but should warm up some as the day progresses.The forecast has been revised and the precip for Friday and the weekend has been changed to sunshine.Rain is still possible on Sunday.

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

  • Today: Sunny. High plus 4. UV index 3 or moderate. 
  • Tonight: Clear. Low minus 4. 
  • Thursday: Sunny. High plus 5. 
  • Friday: Sunny. Low minus 5. High 8.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

10 March 2003: Passengers aboard the Marine Atlantic ferry endured weeks of delays and disruptions in service as ships navigated through the worst ice pack in the Cabot Strait in decades. Compounding the problems were high winds and sub-zero temperatures. Ice pans 45 cm thick rafted one on top of another into 2-m-thick slabs. Shipping companies had to pay out a small fortune in extra fuel.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 7:16PM in the west and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the northeast.

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-Al C

 

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Quiet for now

9 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at time 6:50:09 AM : -0.1°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 13 km/h| Windchill -6°C

(Normals: Max: 3°C Min: -6°C)

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Yesterday was another mild day here on the southshore with temps once again near +10°C.The evening was clear with temps dropping to the freezing point.Overnight temps were a little below freezing and the sky remained clear.Today is expected to be sunny but not quite as warm as the past few days.The weather will remain quiet until week’s end.A storm is expected to move in then with rain and/or snow a possibility at this point.

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

  • Today: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High plus 3. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight: A few clouds. Low minus 6.
  • Wednesday: Sunny with cloudy periods. High plus 4.
  • Thursday: Sunny. Low minus 5. High 6.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

9 March 1910: A watchman at the railway snow shed near Field, BC, was standing near his cabin when an avalanche pinned him against the wall, burying him for 8 hours. A rescue party failed to find him and two hours later, figuring he was dead, sent for a coffin. Just then, the man's dog began scratching in the snow some distance away: the workmen dug there and discovered the victim unconscious, but still alive. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 6:51PM in the west and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the northeast.

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-Al C

Monday, March 8, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Remaining mild

8 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at time 6:53:18 AM : -0.1°C | Clear | Wind: SW 12 km/h | Windchill -4°C

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -6°C)

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The warm weather continued yesterday with afternoon temps in the +10°C range here.Winds were light and the sky was generally clear.The evening temps dropped to near the freezing mark and the sky remained clear.

The mild weather is expected to stay with us throughout this week with daytime highs forecast to be above the seasonal norms.We may see a little precip tomorrow and then it’s all clear until the end of the work week.

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

  • Today: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 7. UV index 3 or moderate. 
  • Tonight: Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers late this evening and overnight. Wind west 20 km/h becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 after midnight. Low minus 4. 
  • Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 20 in the afternoon. High plus 3. 
  • Wednesday: Sunny. Low minus 4. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

8 March 2005: A 2 1/2 year old black cat called Mr. Mudpie rallied from a severe bout of hypothermia. A few weeks earlier, the Guelph, ON, Humane Society found the cat frozen in a mud puddle. Near death, he was too weak to move, there were signs of frostbite on the tips of his ears and a scab on his nose, and fur was missing from the bottoms of his front feet. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 8:01PM in the west and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the north.

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-Al C

 

 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Springlike

Published: 3/7/2010 8:48 AM

Current conditions in Liverpool,NS: 1.5°C | Clear | Wind: NW 16 km/h| Windchill -5°C

(Normals: Max: 2°C Min: -7°C)

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We had very nice weather here yesterday with lots of sun and temps in the + 9°C range.The evening was clear and temps remained above freezing through the overnight.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday,rain is on the way to start the work week.

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

  • Today: Sunny. High 7. UV index 3 or moderate. 
  • Tonight: Clear. Low zero.
  • Monday: Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming west 20 km/h in the morning. High 6. 
  • Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 2. High plus 3.
  • Wednesday: Sunny. Low minus 5. High plus 3.
  • Thursday: Sunny. Low minus 4. High 6. 
  • Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 4. High plus 4. 
  • Saturday:Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low zero. High plus 4.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

7 March 2007: A student lost near Little Salmon River (NB) for 2 days used his cellphone to contact his father in Florida who then contacted the RCMP. On a 5-day hike near the rugged Bay of Fundy coast, with a -36°C wind chill, 44 km/h winds, and light snow, the young man lost his compass and food, became disoriented, and froze his feet twice. He was airlifted to Saint John, at risk of losing 1 or 2 toes. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS:

ISS: Rising at 7:36PM in the southwest and traveling through the northern sky as it moves towards the northeast.

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-Al C