Saturday, April 24, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Nice today but rain on the way

24 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:37:52 AM : 4.6°C | Clear | Wind: NNW 14 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 11°C Min: 2°C)

      We had a pretty good day here yesterday with temps reaching the middle teens.There were some showers and thunder to the north of us in the late afternoon but none of them moved into our area.We did get a few drops of rain in the evening.

      Overnight the sky cleared and today is expected to be warm and sunny.Next week is looking rainy at this point.

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

  • Today

Cloudy. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods this morning. Fog patches early this morning. High 12. UV index 5 or moderate.

  • Tonight

Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers overnight. Low plus 4.

  • Sunday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8.

  • Monday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain. Low plus 3. High 7.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 24,1921: Charles M. Hatfield, a professional rainmaker from Los Angeles, CA, arrived in Medicine Hat, AB, determined to make it rain 100 mm between May 1 and July 31. For this, he would earn $8,000; 75 mm was worth $4,000. When 123.7 mm of rain fell, he won his full fee. The previous 37 years of weather statistics for southern Alberta revealed that he had a 92% chance of making at least $4,000.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

  • Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time: 04:07 AM

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 34°

Approach: 21° above NNW

Departure: 16° above E

  • Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time: 05:42 AM

Duration: 4 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 36°

Approach: 15° above WNW

Departure: 16° above SSE

 

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Saturn is to the lower left of the Moon as darkness falls tonight  and looks like a bright golden star. A small telescope will reveal the planet's glorious rings.

 

-Al C

 

 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Thundershowers

23 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:05:39 AM : 6.3°C | Fog | Wind: NNE 6 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 11°C Min: 2°C)

      Yesterday was a very nice sunny day here with afternoon temps reaching +19°C.The evening was seasonable and clear.Overnight some fog moved on shore and today is expected to be rainy and there is the possibility of thundershowers.The weekend is looking pretty good so far.

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

  • Today
  • A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon with 60 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Risk of thundershowers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 16 except 10 along parts of the coast. UV index 5 or moderate.
  •  
  • Tonight
  • Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers early this evening then cloudy periods. Low plus 5.
  •  
  • Saturday
  • A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming north 20 in the afternoon. High 13.
  •  
  • Sunday
  • A mix of sun and cloud. Low zero. High 12.

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 23,2004: Winds close to 100 km/h toppled a Leduc, AB, landmark-a 99-year-old spruce tree that had been transplanted twice to make way for a strip mall. A crew with a crane replanted the tree just a day after they'd transplanted it from a private lot and just hours after winds ripped it up again. Unfortunately, the tree's chances of survival were greatly reduced by its being uprooted a second time.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

  • Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time: 03:42 AM

Duration: 1 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 22°

Approach: 21° above N

Departure: 22° above NNE

 

  • Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time: 05:16 AM

Duration: 4 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 74°

Approach: 16° above NW

Departure: 17° above ESE

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Orion, the hunter, is bowing out of the evening sky. He's low in the west at nightfall, and his stars begin dropping from view not long afterward. The constellation will be all but lost from sight by the middle of May.

 

 

-Al C



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Warm

22 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:42:24 AM : 5.5°C | Clear | Wind: SW 10 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 10°C Min: 2°C)

      We had a very nice day here yesterday with afternoon temps near +17°C.It was once again a little windy but that died out by sundown and the eveing was clear and calm.Temps dropped to the mid-single digits in the evening and remained there overnight.

      We may see a little rain today but currently it is 100% clear here.Temps are expected to remain warm and we should get close to +20°C again today.

Today - Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High 10 except 17 inland. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight - Increasing cloudiness this evening. Fog patches developing this evening. Low plus 4.

Friday - Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers late in the day. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 10 except 15 inland.

Saturday - A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 3. High 11.

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 22,1902: Lightning struck a building in Hull, QC, during a morning electrical storm. The ensuing fire destroyed a business block and livery stable. The fire cremated all 6 members of one family. In the livery stable, under the blackened carcass of a horse, officials uncovered the body of the hired man. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Friday, April 23, 2010

Time: 04:52 AM

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 33°

Approach: 15° above NW

Departure: 31° above NE

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The Moon slides between the planets Mars and Saturn the next few nights. Tonight, Mars is to the upper right of the Moon at nightfall. It looks like a bright orange star. Golden Saturn is a good bit to the lower left of the Moon.

-Al C

 

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Warm and sunny

21 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:47:35 AM : 2.3°C | Clear | Wind: N 4 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 10°C Min: 2°C)

      Yesterday turned out to be a much nicer day than forecast.The afternoon temps were in the +15°C range and it was sunny.The wind was a bit brisk but did not carry a chill with it.The evening was clear and seasonable.Overnight the temps dropped to close to freezing but we are expecting sunny and warm weather for the next couple of days.

Today -- Sunny. High 9 except 14 inland. UV index 5 or moderate. 

Tonight -- Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light overnight. Low plus 4. 

Thursday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches developing late in the day. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the day. High 10 except 17 inland. 

Friday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. High 13.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 21,1855: A vicious wind storm struck the harbour in Collingwood, ON. Found among the strewn debris were broken planks, roof parts, bedding, and stove pipes. Three boats were tossed inland and smashed to pieces. Ice more than a 0.5 m thick crashed into the pier. The harbour water rose and fell 1.5 m in less than 5 minutes. Suddenly the harbour was ice-free and navigation could commence in a week. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Time: 04:28 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 15° above NNW
Departure: 20° above NNE

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Look for Mars near the Moon tonight. They are high in the sky at nightfall, with Mars a little above the Moon. The planet, which is only a bit more than half of Earth's diameter, looks like a bright orange star.

 

-Al C

 

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Drier weather soon

20 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:32:59 AM : 6.8°C | Overcast | Wind: NNW 19 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 10°C Min: 1°C)

      It wasn’t much of a day here yesterday.We had cool temps with the max at only about +9°C,a few showers and some gusty winds.Temps remained mild overnight and the wind has died out.More showers are a possibility for this morning ansd then we should see some clearing.The rest of the week is looking like it will be cloudy but seasonable.

Today --- A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 9. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight --- A few clouds. Low plus 1.

Wednesday --- Sunny with cloudy periods. High 10 except 14 inland.

Thursday --- Cloudy. Low plus 5. High 12.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 20,1897: A gang of wood labourers were asleep in a tent 12 km from Rossland, BC, when they were overwhelmed by an avalanche. One survivor had been awakened by what he thought was a derailed train car. He went to investigate and almost immediately a mass of snow, rocks, dirt and trees came down, completely covering his tent. Miraculously, his tent mates survived, although 7 men in the camp died.  

Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 04:06 AM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 18° above NNW
Departure: 17° above NNE

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 05:40 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 17° above NNW
Departure: 28° above NE

 

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The Lyrid meteor shower is at its best the next couple of nights. The Moon will be out of the way for part of the night, providing dark skies for the few meteors that streak by.

-Al C

 

 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - The cool weather stays for another day or so

19 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:13:20 AM : 3.2°C | Clear | Wind: W 14 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 10°C Min: 1°C)

      It looks like we were the warmest place in the province yesterday.Afternoon temps here were about +7°C and there were a few light showers.Other parts of the province had snow and there was enough to make driving conditions poor.Overnight the clouds moved out of the area and it is 100% clear here this morning.

      Another couple of days of this cool weather is expected and then we should be back to more normal conditions.

      If it’s clear at sunset,we may see some spectacular colors over the next few days thanks to the Iceland volcano.Some of the dust is making it’s way into our area and flight restrictions are now in place in St.John’s,NL.

Today -- Cloudy. Showers beginning this morning. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming north 30 gusting to 50 this morning. High 6. 

Tonight -- Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of showers. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 late this evening. Low plus 4.

Tuesday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. High 7. 

Wednesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 3. High 12.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 19,1927: Mild weather across southern Alberta, with temperatures exceeding 25°C, prompted ranchers to let their stock out to graze on the prairie. During a blizzard near Coronation, AB, a herd of cattle wandered onto the weakening ice of a frozen pond. It took 24 hours to free the animals, and 20 head were lost.  

Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Time: 03:43 AM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above NNE
Departure: 17° above NNE

 

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Time: 05:16 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 15° above NNW
Departure: 19° above NNE

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Antlia, the air pump, scoots low across the southern sky this month. French astronomer Nicolas Lacaille named it during the 18th century. Antlia's brightest stars form a long, skinny triangle.

 

-Al C

 

 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Staying cool for a few more days

18 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:29:07 AM : 3.2°C | Overcast | Wind: N 9 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 10°C Min: 1°C)

      Yesterday was quite cool with the afternoon high at only about +8°C.There was very little change though the evening and more of the same is expected for the next few days.We may see a warm up by mid week when temps are expected to be back to more seasonal values.

Today -- Cloudy. Rain beginning this morning. Amount 5 mm. High plus 4. 

Tonight -- Rain ending late this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this evening. Low plus 1. 

Monday -- Cloudy. Showers beginning in the morning and ending in the evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 6. 

Tuesday -- Cloudy. Low plus 3. High 6. 

Wednesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 2. High 10. 

Thursday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. High 11. 

Friday -- Cloudy. Low plus 3. High 11. 

Saturday -- Cloudy. Low plus 3. High 10.

 

  • Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 18,1922: Torrential rains fell in Montreal, QC, during a 90-minute storm. Strong winds carried away roofs and pieces of tin cascaded from some buildings. Hats careered up the streets with owners in hot pursuit. In one serious accident a person fell 6 floors through the steel frame of a building, landed on a wooden form for concrete structures, but then got up and walked to an ambulance.

 – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

  • Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 04:52 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 16° above NNW
Departure: 17° above NNE

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The constellation Crater, the cup, dribbles across the south on spring nights. Eight stars outline the cup, but they are so faint that you need a fairly dark sky to see any of them. That is only because they are a great distance away, though.

-Al C