Saturday, March 27, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - COLD!

27 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:19:42 AM : -7.4°C | Clear | Wind: NNW 21 gust 38 km/h Wind Chill: -16

(Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -3°C)

Yesterday was quite a day here.Temps rose in the morning almost to +9°C and there was quite a bit of rain with some very heavy downpours and the odd burst of thunder and lightning.Most of the rain ended by noon and temps began to drop.By 3PM we were down to +3°C and there were a few flurries in the air.Inland and northern areas of the province received some accumulation from snow squalls and it looked more like mid-January than late March.Temps continued their downward trend and settled near -8°C overnight.

Temps are way below normal here this morning and today is expected to be a cool but sunny day.Warming up next week but some stormy weather is also expected for a few days.It’s looking like it’s not going to be too good here weatherwise until next weekend at this point..

Today: Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 1. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight: Clear. Low minus 7.

Sunday: Sunny. High plus 2.

Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High plus 4.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

27 March 2003: A homeless man died from cardiac arrest after sleeping outside in only -7°C weather in Edmonton, AB. He was hypothermic when found, with a body temperature of just 22.5°C, well below the normal of 37°C. The irony is that he died on the steps to a drop-in shelter during Inner City Awareness Week. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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Aries, the ram, is low in the west at nightfall. It's a faint pattern marked by only a couple of fairly bright stars, Hamal and Sheratan. Look for them above or to the upper right of Venus, the "evening star," which is quite low above the horizon.

-Al C

Friday, March 26, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A mixed bag today

26 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:33:50 AM : 7.7°C | Overcast w/ showers | Wind: SSW 22 km/h

(Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -3°C)

The forecast for here really missed the mark yesterday.The weather office was calling for a high of +7°C but we saw a comfortable +14 here with a generous amount of sunshine.The wind was a bit brisk until the late afternoon.Evening temps were a mild +7°C and held there overnight.The early evening was clear but clouds began to move in by midnight and we have a little rain falling here this morning.The forecast is calling for today to be quite nasty here…..time will tell if we get it.

Today: Periods of rain changing to periods of snow and local blowing snow near noon. Risk of thunderstorms this morning. Risk of freezing rain late this morning. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming north 40 gusting to 60 near noon. High 6 with temperature falling to minus 1 this afternoon.

Tonight: Flurries ending this evening then clearing. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 7.

Saturday: Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. High zero.

Sunday: Sunny. Low minus 8. High plus 1.

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  • Today's Weather Trivia:

26 March 1830: Halifax was hit by one of the most violent snow storms and destructive gales on record. Tidal water entirely covered all the wharves, wetting everything, including the lower floors of almost every house near the water. Rising waters swept away homes, wharves, and a distillery, and killed 2 fine horses. Damage was also done to the naval yard, particularly the wall in front of the Naval Hospital..– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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Regulus, the brightest star of Leo, the lion, is a little to the lower left of the Moon as night falls this evening, and keeps company with the Moon as it sails high across the sky later on.

-Al C

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Much cooler

25 March 2010

  • Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:02:28 AM : 0.8°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 23 km/h
  • (Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -3°C)

Yesterday was a bit cool and damp for the most part.We did see a little sun in the afternoon and temps made it to +10°C but that was short lived and it cooled off quite quickly after sunset.Overnight the temps dropped to near the freezing point.

It’s not looking too bad here for today with slightly above seasonal temps expected but colder weather is on it’s way for tomorrow and through the weekend.Some precip in the form of rain or SNOW are possibilities for tomorrow.

 

 

Today:  Sunny. Wind northwest 40 km/h becoming west 20 this afternoon. High 7. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight:  Clear. Increasing cloudiness near midnight then rain. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low plus 4.

 

Friday:  Rain changing to a few flurries in the afternoon and ending in the evening then cloudy. Rainfall amount 10 mm. Wind becoming north 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon. Temperature falling to plus 1 in the afternoon.

 

Saturday:  Sunny. Low minus 7. High minus 2.

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  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

25 March 1847: In Montreal, QC, a heavy fall of snow accompanied by high winds drifted huge piles of snow as to render exposed city streets extremely difficult to traverse, while country roads were made impassable. The city had the appearance of winter at the close of January. Concern was raised over delivery of the mails from Upper Canada to Boston for dispatch to Europe on the Hibernia ship .– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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The planet Mars stands above the Moon at nightfall. It looks like a bright orange star. Mars and the Moon remain close together as they move across the western sky in the wee hours of the morning.

-Al C

 

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - More cool and wet weather

24 March 2010

  • Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:57:44 AM : 5.1°C | Overcast w/ drizzle | Wind: E 5 km/h
  • (Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -3°C)

Yesterday was wet and windy here with temps only making it to a cool +6°C.There were some periods of heavy rain and 54.1mm was measured at the Western Head weather station.There’s more rain on the way for the next few days,clearing and cooler weather is expected on the weekend.


Today: Periods of rain mixed with drizzle ending near noon then cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches dissipating near noon. Wind east 20 km/h becoming west 20 near noon. High 7. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers this evening then 40 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 near midnight. Low zero.

Thursday: Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing in the morning. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 30 near noon then southwest 20 in the evening. High 10.

Friday: Rain or snow. Low plus 3. High 7.


  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

24 March 1875: One of the most violent gales ever witnessed in Chilliwack, BC, commenced about noon. Large trees were uprooted and tree trunks shattered as if they were pipe stems. A new trunk road was entirely blocked by fallen timber. The telegraph line had its share of downed poles and wires. A barn and the frame of a new dwelling were toppled and a few 100 roof shakes were – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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The Moon, the planet Mars, and the twins of Gemini form a beautiful grouping the next couple of nights. Tonight, Mars is to the left of the Moon as darkness falls, with Gemini's twins -- the stars Pollux and Castor -- above them.


-Al C

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Lots of rain on the way

23 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:24:12 AM : 5.8°C | Overcast w/ drizzle | Wind: NNE 17 km/h

(Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -4°C)

Considering that it wasn’t supposed to,yesterday turned out to be a nice day here.Afternoon temps reached to almost +16°C and there was a fair bit of sunshine until the late afternoon.Some light showers began in the early evening but temps remained mild overnight.

There is a heavy rainfall warning in effect for today and tonight with more lighter rain expected for the rest of the week.Temps will be cool and flurries are possible in some inland areas later in the week.

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

  • Today: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early this morning. Rain at times heavy beginning this morning. Amount 20 mm. Fog. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. Temperature steady near plus 4.
  • Tonight: Rain at times heavy ending overnight then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 20 mm. Fog. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming south 20 overnight. Temperature rising to 6 by morning.
  • Wednesday: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the morning and ending in the afternoon. 30 percent chance of showers late in the evening. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 5.
  • Thursday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries. Low zero. High plus 3.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 March 2008: In near-perfect weather, a Canadian Forces rescue helicopter plucked an injured British adventurer off the Arctic ice, ending her attempt to be the 1st woman to ski solo to the North Pole. About 200 km north of Alert, NU, she tumbled off an ice ridge into a crevasse and injured herself. Bad weather south of Alert could have kept civilian rescuers from getting to her for 4 days. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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The constellation Coma Berenices, which represents the hair of a legendary Greek queen, is well up in the east by mid-evening. It is about half-way between the bright stars Arcturus and Regulus, which highlight the eastern sky.

-Al C

Monday, March 22, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Damp and cool this week

22 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:49:38 AM : 6.1°C | Fog | Wind: WSW 5 km/h

(Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -4°C)


Yesterday was quite a bit cooler than what Saturday was with afternoon temps reaching to only +12°C.There was also a light northwesterly breeze making it feel a little cooler.The evening temps were mild for this time of the year but did drop to the +5°C range.Ovenight,fog moved into the area and some rain is expected today with more precip expected off and on for the rest of the week.There won’t be any record setting temps this week with seasonal normals expected.


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

  • Today: Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Fog along the coast. High 8 except 12 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. A few showers beginning near midnight. Amount 2 mm. Fog. Low plus 3.
  • Tuesday: Periods of rain and fog. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. Temperature steady near plus 4.
  • Wednesday: Showers. Low plus 3. High plus 5.


Today’s Weather Trivia:

22 March 1849: At Ferguson's Cove, NS, a large mass of ice and snow, loosened by thaw and rain, gave way and rushed downwards upon a house, burying and wrenching it from its foundation. The heavy snow smothered an infant in a cradle and critically crushed an older child. Two other children who happened to be outside were forced by the driving mass of snow into the sea, but they made it back to shore. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


SKY EVENTS TONIGHT:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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The Moon reaches first quarter tomorrow at 6 a.m. CST. The Moon will line up at a right angle to Earth and the Sun, so sunlight illuminates half of the lunar hemisphere that faces our way.


-Al C

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - The record breaking weather is over

21 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:58:06 AM : 5.5°C | A few clouds | Wind: NW 10 km/h

(Normals: Max: 5°C Min: -4°C)

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What a day we had here yesterday! It was sunny and warm and record high temperatures were set throughout the province (related article).The ‘unofficial’ high here on my thermometer was +23°C,almost 5 times the seasonal normal for this time of the year.The evening was clear and warm with temps near +10°C at midnight.

It looks like things will be trending back to normal this week as temps drop and some precip moves into the area.It’s hard to believe but there’s even snow mentioned in this weeks long range forecast.

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

  • Today:  Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High plus 5 except 10 inland. UV index 4 or moderate. 
  • Tonight:  Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers. Fog along the coast overnight. Low plus 2.
  • Monday:  Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Fog along the coast. High 7 except 12 inland. 
  • Tuesday:  Rain. Low plus 2. High plus 4. 
  • Wednesday:  Showers. Low plus 2. High plus 5.
  • Thursday:  Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries. Low zero. High plus 3. 
  • Friday:  A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High zero.
  • Saturday:  A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 7. High plus 1.

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

21 March 1910: An Englishman walking from Winnipeg, MB, to Ottawa, ON, ended up in a North Bay, ON, hospital suffering severe frostbite. Both his feet had to be amputated above the ankles. The young man was entirely destitute and newspapers reported his case as most deserving of the "charitably inclined." A New York woman who read of his misfortune asked the mayor to assist the poor victim. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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SKY EVENTS TONIGHT:

ISS: Rising at 8:04PM in the northwest,traveling through the western sky as it moves towards the southeast.

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The planet Saturn is putting on a good show this month. It lines up opposite the Sun, so it rises at sunset and remains in view all night. It is at its brightest, too. The golden planet outshines all but a handful of other planets and stars.

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-Al C