Saturday, April 10, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Wet and windy

10 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:31:24 AM : 9.9°C | Overcast | Wind: SSW 26 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -1°C)

      Yesterday was generally a damp and cool day here.There were a few showers through the day and lots of fog with temps holding near +11°C.Overnight there was a lot of rain and wind and there are reports this morning of branches in the streets in various areas.

The rain has ended for now but clearing is not expected until tonight.Drier and warmer conditions are on the way for next week.

Today -- Periods of rain ending this morning then cloudy. Amount 2 mm. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 this morning then becoming west 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 7. 

Tonight -- Clearing this evening. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 4. 

Sunday -- Sunny. Wind west 30 km/h. High 13. 

Monday --A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 12.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 10,1888: Montreal, QC, streets filled with soft, mushy snow and standing water made getting around difficult and dangerous for pedestrians and horses. This, plus the filth in the streets that spring, increased fears that a smallpox epidemic would return. A slow clean up prompted 200 citizens, with 50 wagons, to pitch in, only to have the local council ridicule them for their efforts. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS w/ shuttle docked:

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010
Time: 04:52 AM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 31° above SE
Departure: 19° above E

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The planet Jupiter rises below the Moon early tomorrow. It looks like a brilliant star. It's in the east about 45 minutes before sunrise, but it is so low that you need a clear horizon to see it.

 

-Al C

 

 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Wet today

9 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:05:22 AM : 5.6°C | Overcast w/ light rain | Wind: E 24 km/h

(Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -1°C)

Yesterday turned out much better than it was forecast to be with sunshine and afternoon temps reaching almost to +20°C.The evening was seasonably cool and overcast.

It is raining and cooler here this morning than it has been for the past while.More rain is expected throughout today and into tomorrow.Clearing is expected over the weekend and it’s looking like we’ll have sunshine and dry conditions to start next week.

Today -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle this morning and early this afternoon. A few showers beginning this afternoon. Risk of thundershowers late this afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 8 except 11 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight -- Periods of drizzle changing to periods of rain overnight. Risk of thundershowers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low 6.

Saturday -- Rain ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 12 except 9 along parts of the coast.

Sunday --A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 14.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 6,2007: Eight Canadian Forces' Arctic Sovereignty patrol members ended their mission between Eureka and Alert, NU, a route perhaps never taken before. They had slogged 9 days by snowmobile at -50°C, with winds over 100 km/h; erecting a tent took up to 2 hrs and refuelling a snowmobile was an ordeal. Three teams travelled a combined 5,589 km over 17 days to assert Canadian sovereignty in the North. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS (shuttle is currently docked):

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 06:00 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 85°
Approach: 16° above WSW
Departure: 42° above NE

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The star Gamma Hydra marks the tail of Hydra, the water snake, which is the longest constellation in the sky. The star climbs into view in the southeast by around 10 p.m. and stands highest in the sky a few hours later.

-Al C

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Warm and dry

8 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:05:22 AM : 10.3°C | Partly overcast | Wind: NW 9 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -1°C)

      We had a little rain and drizzle yesterday morning but that was generally over by noon and the afternoon was decently warm with temps a little better than +15°C.Temps remained mild throughout the evening and the sky was mostly clear.

It’s a bit cloudy here this morning and today’s forecast may have to revised…..doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing any rain here today and the temp is already above the forecast high.There’s lots of heat and dry air to our southwest and it looks like that is beginning to influence our conditions.

Today -- A few showers ending this morning then sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 8 except 13 inland. UV index 6 or high. 

Tonight -- A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches along the coast overnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this evening. Low 6. 

Friday -- Drizzle. Fog spreading inland in the morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 11. 

Saturday -- Periods of rain. Low 7. High 11.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 8,1881: During thick fog, a train from Hamilton, ON, backed into the train station at Barrie, ON, and collided with a freight train, killing an engineer and injuring several others. The force of the collision drove the tender into the passenger coach, wrecking it, the engine, a baggage car, and some flat cars. Visibility was so poor that those on the platform could not see the train 0.5 km away.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS: TOMORROW – Rising at 5:33AM in the SW,traveling through the south eastern sky and setting in the NE.

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Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, slides across the southwest this evening. The star is well up in the south-southwest as darkness falls, and sets by around midnight. It twinkles fiercely as it drops nearer the horizon.

 

-Al C

 

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Clouds and showers

7 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:43:47 AM : 6.5°C | Overcast | Wind: SW 6 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -1°C)

      Yesterday was a pretty good day with afternoon temps near +18°C.The only negative aspect was that the wind was a bit brisk and it was damp until the early evening.Temps in the evening were near +10°C and the wind died out,skies were clear.

Overnight it clouded up and some rain is on the way for today.It is beginning to show up on the radar now but there is no rain falling here yet.More clouds and rain are expected for the remainder of the week.

Today -- Increasing cloudiness. A few showers this morning then 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog along the coast late this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 7 except 12 inland. UV index 4 or moderate. 

Tonight -- Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of drizzle. Fog. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low plus 4. 

Thursday -- Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the day. High 13. 

Friday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. High 11

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 10,1898: Winds blew down a trestle bridge on the St. Mary's River near Crowsnest, AB. Strong southwesterlies shook the bridge as 14 workers put the final touches on the 20-m-high span; then, without warning, an extra-strong gust struck it end on and blew it over. Some of the men jumped 4 m to safety on the banks of the coulee, but others fell with the bridge, 16 m or more. Four men died. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS: TOMORROW – Rising at 5:10AM in the SW,traveling low through the eastern sky and setting in the NE.

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Look for the planet Venus low in the west just after sunset. It's the brilliant "evening star." And it has a bright companion: the planet Mercury, which is just a bit to its right.

-Al C

 

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - One more day of sunshine

6 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:52:43 AM : 6.5°C | Overcast | Wind: SW 17 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -2°C)

      It was a pretty decent day here yesterday with afternoon temps reaching the +20°C mark.Cooler and damp air,which is typical for us in spring,moved into the area in the early evening.

We are expecting another sunny and warm day today followed by a few days of April showers.

Today -- Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming west 30 gusting to 50 near noon. High 18 except 14 along parts of the coast. UV index 5 or moderate. 

Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.

Wednesday -- Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon then 60 percent chance of drizzle in the evening. Fog along the coast in the afternoon and evening. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 8 except 13 inland. 

Thursday -- Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 12.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

6 April 2007: Slushy frazil ice from Lake Winnipeg created one of the longest ice jams in Manitoba's history and one of the biggest ever seen on the Red River. Selkirk had major flooding, with water rising to homes' floorboards and over car hoods. At the Marine Museum, the water pushed 4 dry-docked ships off their foundations, and sewage poured into the exhibits; museum staff saved what they could. Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS: TOMORROW – Rising at 6:19AM in the SW,traveling through the eastern sky and setting in the NE.

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The planet Mercury stands quite close to Venus, the brilliant "evening star," early tonight. They pop into view low in the west not long after sunset. Mercury is just to the lower right of Venus and looks like a fairly bright star.

 

-Al C

 

 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Just like summer...almost

5 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:29:08 AM : 8.7°C | Clear | Wind: NW 19 km/h

(Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -2°C)

Yesterday was a ‘scorcher’ here with afternoon temps reaching to the mid-20°C range and lots of sunshine.Temps were much cooler on the coast as the fog did not move off as much as it did on Saturday and barely made it to +10°C.The evening was clear and mild with a little fog moving onshore through the overnight hours.

More warm and sunny weather is expected for the next couple of days but some rain is expected by mid-week.

Today -- Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 12 except 19 inland. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h overnight. Low plus 4.

Tuesday -- Sunny. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near noon. High 18.

Wednesday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 9.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

5 April 2005: Record January rainfall, February sunshine, and warm March temperatures left pathetic snow conditions in British Columbia. At Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, the resort typically receives 9 m annually. At the peak of ski season, there was a paltry 12% of normal. Ironically, the resort received 360 cm, the biggest April snowfall in 25 years, for the best end-of-season skiing in memory.– 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 space shuttle Discovery is on it’s way to the ISS.Some early morning views will be possible later this week.

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The planets Venus and Mercury are low in the west as night begins to fall the next few evenings. Venus is the brilliant "evening star." Much fainter Mercury is just a little to the lower right of Venus.

-Al C

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Sunny and very warm


Beach Meadows yesterday afternoon.The fog was well offshore by then and the temp was into the +20Cs.

4 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:53:54 AM : 6.8°C | Clear | Wind: SW 10 km/h

(Normals: Max: 7°C Min: -2°C)

The weather really outdid itself yesterday with the afternoon temps at 20°C or better.There was some coastal fog until the early afternoon and then it moved well offshore except for some areas like Western Head where the ‘official’ weather data is collected.The maximum temp there was +9°C.For whatever reason,they refer to that as Liverpool in weather reports but,for those of us that live here,we know that it is not and we also know that it was well above +9°C here yesterday.Maybe some day Environment Canada will install a weather station in Liverpool but I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.In the meantime we will just have to accept the fact that the official temperature reports that are posted online and broadcast by the media as being from ‘LIVERPOOL’ are really from WESTERN HEAD,approx. 10kms from town and on the much cooler coast.

More of this nice warm weather is expected today and we’ll probably set some more records.The warm and dry air will be with us for a few more days but some precip is possible later in the week.

Have a great Easter Sunday!!

Today -- Cloudy. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods near noon. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 11 except 24 inland. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 5.

Monday -- Sunny. High 11 except 16 inland.

Tuesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 17 except 9 along parts of the coast.

Wednesday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 12.

Thursday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 6. High 14.

Friday -- Cloudy. Low 6. High 11.

Saturday --Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 9.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

4 April 1951: Tonnes of ice in record high flood waters smashed hundreds of homes in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC. Volunteer boats were used to evacuate hundreds of villagers. The 6-m-thick ice grinding against one house awakened a teenager, who was carried to safety through waist-deep water on a firefighter's shoulders. Some residents chose to stay, cooking their meals on portable stoves in upstairs rooms. 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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Polaris, the North Star, anchors the northern sky. It also anchors the Little Dipper. At nightfall, the dipper stretches roughly parallel to the northern horizon, with Polaris at the tip of the handle and the bowl to its right.

-Al C