Saturday, April 3, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A delay in the warmup

3 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:02:34 AM : 7.8°C | Fog | Wind: SW 7 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -2°C)

      It was another mild day here yesterday with afternoon highs reaching to +16°C.The sky was basically overcast for the day and fog moved onshore in the evening and remained there through the night.

      The record setting warmth is taking longer to get to our area than originally expected and we may not see the ‘hot’ weather until Monday.Even so,temps will be mild over the weekend and sunshine is expected later today.

Today -- Clearing. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. High 10 except 16 inland. UV index 5 or moderate. 

Tonight -- Cloudy. Fog spreading inland. Low plus 5. 

Sunday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. High 10 except 16 inland.

Monday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 7. High 16.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

3 April 2003: An Environment Canada scientist reported that air streams are dropping Asian toxins into BC's high alpine lakes and icefields. Arriving in cold climates, the poisons fall to earth, often attached to snowflakes. The largest concentrations occur in lakes fed by glaciers, which themselves have absorbed pollutants for up to 100 years. Most of these toxins were banned in North America in the 1970s. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: There are no visible views expected today.

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The Big Dipper is high in the northeast this evening. It appears to "pour" its contents toward the northern horizon and into the Little Dipper. This fainter dipper is anchored by Polaris, the North Star, which is at the end of the dipper's handle.

 

-Al C

 

 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Records will be broken this weekend

2 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:58:37 AM : 9.7°C | Overcast | Wind: N 8 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -2°C)

      Yesterday was another warm day here with afternoon temps near +14°C.There wasn’t a lot of sunshine but it was relatively dry until the evening.Some light drizzle and fog moved in mid-evening and persisted through the overnight hours.Temps were well above normal overnight and it’s very warm here this morning for this time of the year.

The warm weather will be with us for the foreseeable future with record breaking highs expected over the weekend.From today’s Chronicle Herald:David Phillips of Environment Canada said Thursday that provinces from Ontario to Nova Scotia will experience record-breaking high temperatures throughout the coming long weekend.’…more.

Today -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 12. UV index 4 or moderate. 

Tonight -- Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of drizzle late this evening and overnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Low plus 5.

Saturday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle early in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches along the coast. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 10 except 18 inland.

Sunday -- Sunny. Low 6. High 19 except 10 along the coast.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

2 April 2005: A young Gander, NL, couple got married on an ice floe in Island Harbour, NL, on a nice spring day in coastal Labrador, with ample sunshine, light winds, and -2°C. Snowmobiles subbed for the limo and church pews; garden torches wrapped in red ribbon formed the aisle. The bride's dress hid her long johns and winter boots, but for practical reasons she ditched the train of her veil. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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Four of the five planets that are visible to the unaided eye are in sight at the same time early this evening. Venus, the "evening star," is low in the west at sunset, with fainter Mercury to its lower right. Orange Mars stands high in the south, with golden Saturn climbing skyward in the east.

 

-Al C

 

 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Damp now,great weekend on the way

1 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:24:32 AM : 9.8°C | Overcast  w/ drizzle | Wind: NNE 6 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 6°C Min: -2°C)

      The mild weather is continuing here and I think we can safely say that winter is over.Yesterday was warm with temps near +14°C and fairly dry until late in the day.Some fog and a few showers moved into the area in the evening,temps were in the +10°C range for the overnight hours.

This morning it is damp with some drizzle and fog.It looks like we will have to endure this for today and tomorrow but record setting highs and sunny weather is expected for the Easter weekend.

Today -- Periods of drizzle. Fog patches. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High 12 except 6 along parts of the coast. 

Tonight -- Periods of drizzle and fog. Low plus 5. 

Friday -- Cloudy. Fog patches in the morning. High 6 except 12 inland.

Saturday -- Sunny. Low plus 5. High 17 except 8 along the coast.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

1 April 1967: In nasty weather, a bush pilot landed his aircraft on a frozen lake 360 km from Yellowknife, NT. He huddled inside the plane for 58 days at below -50°C temperatures, only leaving it to stamp out SOS in the snow. He would lose 3 toes on his right foot and 2 on his left to amputation. News of his rescue was considered a sick April Fool's joke, as he had been given up for dead after 15 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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Cor Caroli, the brightest star in Canes Venatici, is in the east as darkness falls, not far from the Big Dipper. The star's name means "the heart of Charles." Edmund Halley, the British astronomer royal, named it in honor of King Charles II.

-Al C

 

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Sunny days ahead

31 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:59:04 AM : 8.0°C | Overcast  w/ light rain | Wind: SE 30 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 6°C Min: -3°C)

Yesterday was a fairly nice day here with afternoon temps near +14°C.The rain held off until the evening and then there were some significant showers.Temps remained mild and dropped to only 8°C overnight.

It is currently raining here this morning with clearing expected by noon.It’s looking like there will be lots of sunshine and warm weather on the way starting tomorrow and through the weekend.

I have added a new long range radar to the main site.It’s interactive with pan and zoom functions  allowing you can get temps and forecasts from anywhere in the world.Check it out,the link is along the bottom edge of the banner.

Today-- Rain ending this morning then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches dissipating late this morning. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near noon. High 10. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight -- Cloudy. Low 6.

 

Thursday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. High 13.

 

Friday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 11.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

30 March 2007: Ontario and Quebec beekeepers warned they could lose almost half their beehives due to the strange winter weather. Winter's late onset caused bees to produce extra broods but many died in the sudden mid-January cold snap, even though honey for their survival was at hand. An industry collapse would not only mean less honey to eat but also fewer bees to pollinate farmers' crops. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events Tonight:

ISS: No visible views expected.

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Venus and Mercury will be huddling close together for the next couple of weeks. Venus, the "evening star," is quite low in the west shortly after sunset. Fainter Mercury is a little to its lower right.

 

-Al C

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - A few more damp days and then a big change

30 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:36:32 AM : 8.3°C | Overcast | Wind: S 17 km/h

(Normals: Max: 6°C Min: -3°C)

Even though it was overcast for the day,none of the forecast showers showed up here yesterday and it was decently warm with temps reaching to +8°C.The evening was mild with very little change from the daytime temp and they held through the overnight hours.

It is overcast here this morning and showers are a possibility today.Drier and clearer by the weekend with above normal temps on the way.

Today: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle or showers. Fog patches. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 9.

Tonight: Rain. Amount 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 5.

Wednesday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near noon. High 9.

Thursday: Cloudy. Low plus 5. High 13.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 March 2005: A nasty weather bomb struck Newfoundland overnight, bringing unpleasant weather. In the south there was wind and rain; farther north it snowed. Around St. Anthony, blowing and drifting snow reduced visibility to zero at times. St. Lawrence received 100 to 150 mm in a 36-hour period, the most in a decade. Many homes flooded basements. One unofficial report had 234 mm in one community over 1.5 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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Look for the Moon and Spica climbing into view by mid-evening. Spica, the brightest star of the constellation Virgo, is just to the left of the Moon as they rise.

-Al C

Monday, March 29, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Warmer but wet

29 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:29:40 AM : 3.4°C | Overcast | Wind: SE 38 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 6°C Min: -3°C)

Yesterday was a cool day with the high temp just slightly below +5°C.The evening was partly clear with temps falling to near 0°C.Overnight the sky completely clouded over and temps began to rise.Rain is on the way for the next few days but temps will be mild.

Today:  Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this morning. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 7. 

Tonight:  Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near 7. 

Tuesday:  Periods of rain. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 10.

Wednesday:  Periods of rain. Low 6. High 10.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

29 March 2005: Saskatoon, SK, cabbies had the spayed tires, ruined struts, and damaged ball joints and wheel alignments to prove it was the worst year yet for potholes. Holes seemed wider, deeper, and rougher. Letting the last snowfall melt on already cleared main thoroughfares left a lot of water around to cause damage; it was made worse when nearly half of March had melting days and freezing nights.   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 rises in mid-evening tonight, with the bright golden planet Saturn above it and the star Spica to its lower left.

-Al C

 

 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Warming back up this week

28 March 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 8:16:15 AM : -6.4°C | Clear | Wind: NNW 8 km/h Wind Chill: -12

(Normals: Max: 6°C Min: -3°C)

It was a fairly nice day here yesterday with temps in the seasonal range and plenty of sunshine.The sky remained clear in the evening and overnight but temps dropped to well below freezing.It’s quite cool and frosty this morning but should warm up to near seasonal values as the day progresses.A slow warmup will happen this week and it’s looking good for the Easter weekend.

Today:Sunny. High plus 2. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight:Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this evening. Low minus 5 with temperature rising to plus 1 by morning.

Monday:Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 4.

Tuesday:Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 8.

Wednesday:Periods of rain. Low 6. High 8.

Thursday:Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. High 9.

Friday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 11.

Saturday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 12.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

28 March 2006: The Tibbitt-Contwoyto ice road (NWT) closed, leaving companies short 2,118 deliveries of fuel and supplies out of a hoped-for 9,000. Warm weather and weak ice meant everything had to be flown in. Roads never reached maximum weight limits. Yellowknife had just 13 days of ideal ice-road-building temperatures (-30°C or lower); 55 is normal. The Mackenzie region averaged 7.4° above normal during the winter. 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 bright Moon keeps company with a bright planet the next couple of nights. They are in good view in the east by 8 or 9 o'clock. The planet Saturn stands to the left or lower left of the Moon tonight, and looks like a bright golden star.

-Al C