Saturday, May 1, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Clearing early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning.

1 May 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:48:47 AM : 5.5°C | Clear | Wind: W 17 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 12°C Min: 3°C)

      It was fairly mild here yesterday with afternoon highs reaching +14°C .However,the wind was quite brisk and there were some cloudy periods.The wind finally diminished in the evening and the sky cleared.Temps dropped to the single digits overnight.

      It is going to warm up nicely today and the warm weather will be with us for a while….

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

·         Today -- Clearing early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 17. UV index 7 or high.

·         Tonight -- Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.

·         Sunday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog along the coast in the afternoon and evening. Wind becoming south 30 km/h near noon. High 12 except 20 inland.

·         Monday -- Cloudy. Low 7. High 24.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

May 1,2003: North of Edmonton, AB, a 10-year-old girl went missing for 21 hours, spending the night lost in cold, snowy weather. More than 100 people searched for her, along with search dogs and an RCMP helicopter. When the girl saw the chopper fly over, she put her coat on the ground. The coat's colour stood out against the white snow and brown and green vegetation and made her easy to spot.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

·         Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010

Time: 09:31 PM

Duration: 4 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 56°

Approach: 16° above WSW

Departure: 16° above NE

 

 

·         Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010

Time: 11:08 PM

Duration: 1 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 21°

Approach: 20° above NNW

Departure: 20° above N

 

Today is May Day, one of four cross-quarter days, which come roughly half way between a solstice and an equinox. In many older calendars, these dates marked the beginnings of the seasons, not their mid-points.

 

 

 

-Al C

 

Friday, April 30, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of showers this morning.

30 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 8:00:38 AM : 8.2°C | Mostly Clear | Wind: WSW 13 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 12°C Min: 3°C)

      Yesterday was a mixed bag of weather with periods of sunshine and warmth to periods of rain and cool temps.The high reached +14°C and there were some periods of extremely heavy showers throughout the afternoon.Clearing began in the evening and continued through the night.

      There’s still a possibility of a few showers moving through the area today but it looks like the unsettled weather has generally ended and we should be seeing warm temps and sunshine over the next few days.

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

>·         >Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 10. UV index 4 or moderate.

>·         >Tonight -- Clearing this evening. Low plus 4.

>·         >Saturday -- Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the day. High 14.

>·         >Sunday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 13.

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 30,2003: With bad weather forecast, officials delayed opening the Prince Edward Island and North Shore lobster season. When foul weather failed to materialize, frustrated fishers were outraged over losing a day's revenue in an already short season. A lost day early in the season is especially harmful because catches are more plentiful and the meat is tastier than later in the season.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Friday, April 30, 2010

Time: 09:06 PM

Duration: 4 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 51°

Approach: 16° above SW

Departure: 15° above ENE

 

Date: Friday, April 30, 2010

Time: 10:42 PM

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 29°

Approach: 17° above WNW

Departure: 23° above NNE

 

 

 

Arcturus, which is the third-brightest star in the night sky, is high in the east at nightfall and high in the west at first light tomorrow. The light from Arcturus that reaches your eye tonight has been traveling through space since 1973.

 

 

 

-Al C

 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning then a mix of sun and cloud....

29 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:30:05 AM : 3.0°C | Overcast | Wind: WNW 15 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 12°C Min: 3°C)

      We had a surprise here yesterday when it cleared in the early afternoon and temps rose to the +15°C range.Unfortunately it was short lived and the temps dropped quite a bit overnight and we’re just slightly above freezing this morning with some drizzle and light rain.Those conditions will persist through today but warmer and dryer weather is on the way starting tomorrow and through the weekend.

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

>·         >Today -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h early this morning except gusting to 50 along parts of the coast. High 8. UV index 5 or moderate.

>·         >Tonight -- Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind northwest 30 km/h except gusting to 50 along parts of the coast. Low plus 5.

>·         >Friday -- Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h becoming northwest 20 late in the morning then light in the evening. High 11.

>·         >Saturday -- Sunny. Low plus 5. High 13.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 29,1875: A fierce gale blew most of the day in the London, ON, area. On the outskirts, the wind ripped boards from fences and sent them hurtling through the air, lifted roof shingles, and tossed bricks afar. Pedestrians found their progress accelerated or impeded. In the city, the west and south walls of a newly constructed building swayed with the wind and scaffolding was carried away.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Time: 08:42 PM

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 17°

Approach: 15° above SSE

Departure: 16° above ESE

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Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Time: 10:16 PM

Duration: 3 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 60°

Approach: 16° above WSW

Departure: 31° above NE


Mars stands high in the southwest at nightfall and looks like a bright orange star. As it drops toward the horizon after midnight, its celestial "rival" climbs into view in the southeast: Antares, of Scorpius, the scorpion, whose name means "rival of Mars."

 

 

-Al C

 

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Showers or periods of drizzle. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 8.

28 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:54:36 AM : 7.3°C | Overcast | Wind: Calm

 (Normals: Max: 12°C Min: 2°C)

      Yesterday was quite miserable here with temps only making it to about +8°C.On top of that,there was lots of drizzle/fog and some periods of rain.Temps did not drop much overnight and are not expected to warm up much today.A couple of more days of this and then we should see some sun and warmer temps.

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

·         Today -- Showers or periods of drizzle. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate.

·         Tonight -- Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. A few showers beginning near midnight. Amount 2 mm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 after midnight. Low plus 2.

·         Thursday -- A few showers ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 30 km/h except gusting to 50 along parts of the coast. High 8.

·         Friday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 10.

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 28,2007: Flocks of tens of millions of small migrating birds, mainly warblers, vireos, and swallows, moving north to Canada showed up as rain showers on U.S. weather radar screens. Blue blotches (for light rain) began to dot radar images from the Mississippi Valley east to the Atlantic. Many songbirds weigh only a few dozen grams but, being mostly water, produce a powerful return signal for radar. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time: 09:50 PM

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 47°

Approach: 16° above SW

Departure: 47° above SSEDate: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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The brightest stars of Libra stretch to the upper left of the Moon as they rise in late evening. The closer one is Zubenelgenubi, while the more distant one is Zubeneschamali.

-Al C

 

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. A few showers beginning this morning.

27 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:03:08 AM : 8.4°C | Overcast | Wind: N 7 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 12°C Min: 2°C)

      Temps reached about +15°C yesterday and it was mainly sunny.The wind was a bit on the cool side but it was light and not really an issue.

      This morning it is overcast but there are no showers in this area yet.However,rain is expected over the next 48 to 72 hours with clearing and a warm up on the way for the weekend.

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

·         Today - Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. A few showers beginning this morning. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches along parts of the coast this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate.

·         Tonight - Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this evening and after midnight. Showers and periods of drizzle beginning overnight. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches spreading inland overnight. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.

·         Wednesday - Showers ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches in the morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late in the evening. High 7.

·         Thursday - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 10.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 27,2007: A common Prairie weather superstition is that 6 months following a frost day comes a heavy rain. Widespread hoarfrost last November had grain growers near Porcupine, SK, worried that copious April rains would lead to flooded fields for a 3rd consecutive year. And, yet again, spring runoff led to washed-out roads and waterlogged farmland. Several farmers were unlikely to seed again. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time: 09:50 PM

Duration: 2 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 47°

Approach: 16° above SW

Departure: 47° above SSEDate: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Venus, the "evening star," is in Taurus, the bull, tonight. The orange star Aldebaran, to the upper left of Venus, represents the bull's eye. The dipper-shaped star cluster known as the Pleiades, the bull's shoulder, is to the lower right of Venus.

 

-Al C

 

 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia: Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 10.

26 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:31:20 AM : 4.6°C | Fog | Wind: Calm

 (Normals: Max: 11°C Min: 2°C)

      Yesterday was generally sunny with temps in the middle teens and the evening was mostly clear with temps dropping to the single digits.Overnight some fog moved onshore but is expected to dissipate this morning and we are expecting a cloudy day with seasonable temps.Rain is on the way for tomorrow and will be with us for most of the week with no clearing expected until the weekend.

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

>·         >Today - Cloudy with sunny periods. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 10. UV index 5 or moderate.

>·         >Tonight - Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind becoming east 20 km/h before morning. Low 7.

>·         >Tuesday - Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the morning. Periods of rain beginning late in the morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches early in the morning. Fog patches. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. High 9.

>·         >Wednesday - Cloudy. Low plus 4. High 11.

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 26,1937: Floodwaters from the Thames River in London, ON, inundated basements and entire homes. Residents escaped through second-storey windows and off veranda roofs. April had nearly 175 mm of rain, 125 mm in one day. One person rowed by a haystack where some cows and pigs were camped out. The pigs swam after his boat and tried to climb in. Frightened cats that ran into basements drowned..– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time: 03:26 AM

Duration: Less than 1 minute

Maximum Elevation: 16°

Approach: 16° above E

Departure: 16° above E

  • Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time: 04:58 AM

Duration: 4 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 33°

Approach: 17° above W

Departure: 15° above SSE

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Spica, the brightest star of the constellation Virgo, is a little to the lower left of the Moon tonight. The fainter star 61 Virginis, which is below the Moon, is much like our own star, the Sun. It has a system of at least five planets.

 

 

-Al C

 

 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Liverpool,Nova Scotia - More April showers

25 April 2010

Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:06:21 AM : 5.5°C | Overcast | Wind: SSW 9 km/h

 (Normals: Max: 11°C Min: 2°C)

      Yesterday was quite warm here with the afternoon temps near +17°C.The sky was mainly clear with a few cloudy periods.The evening was clear with temps dropping to +6°C.Overnight it clouded up and we are expecting some showers for the next few days.

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

·         Today

Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning and ending this afternoon. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 10.

·         Tonight

Cloudy periods. Fog patches overnight. Low plus 2.

·         Monday

Becoming cloudy in the morning. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. High 11.

·         Tuesday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. High 11.

·         Wednesday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. High 11.

·         Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 2. High 13.

·         Friday

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

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·         Saturday

·         A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 13.

 

Today’s Weather Trivia:

April 25,1950: Not since 1826 had there been so much water in Manitoba's Red River Valley. Winds drove choppy waves against thin sandbag barriers guarding Winnipeg's southern approach. Plunging temperatures threatened river freeze-up and ice blocks hammering towns. Blizzards hampered rescue work and brought hardship to thousands of homeless and to those who had no heat due to flooded furnaces.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

ISS:

Date: Monday, April 26, 2010

Time: 04:32 AM

Duration: 4 minutes

Maximum Elevation: 80°

Approach: 20° above WNW

Departure: 17° above ESE

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The planet Saturn, which looks like a bright golden star, is to the upper left of the Moon this evening. Spica, the brightest star of Virgo, is a little farther to the lower left of the Moon.

-Al C