Saturday, June 26, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud.High 18 except 23 inland. UV index 8.

26 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:54:55 AM : 15.5°C | Overcast | Wind: SE 4 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 12°C)
It was quite warm here yesterday with the high near 28°C.There were a few cloudy periods in the afternoon but generally it was clear.The evening was warm with temps near 20°.Some clouds began to move in in the late evening and this morning it is completely overcast.The revised forecast has some showers for us today,sunny and warm tomorrow.
The first tropical storm of the season has appeared in the Caribbean.It is tracking westward and will have no impact on our area. (Track)

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High 18 except 23 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 14.
Sunday - Sunny with cloudy periods. High 22 except 17 along parts of the coast.
Monday - Rain. Low 11. High 18.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 26, 2005: Calgary, AB, experienced its biggest butterfly boom as thousands of the painted lady species made their largest migration north in over 20 years. From 10 to 100 times more of the species occurred throughout the province this year. A butterfly expert at the Calgary Zoo explained that weather systems that brought the city so much rain in June also blew in the butterflies from the south. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 09:59 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 62°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 15° above ENE


Time: 11:35 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 16° above WNW
Departure: 15° above NE



• The Moon is full early today, so it rises not long after sunset this evening and remains in view for the rest of the night. But since the night is short, so is the time for moonwatching, so June's full Moon is sometimes called the Short Night Moon. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening.





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Friday, June 25, 2010

Sunny.High 26 except 20 in onshore winds. UV index 8.

25 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 8:59:33 AM : 18.7°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 13 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 12°C)
Yesterday was quite warm here with the afternoon high near 25°C along with high humidity levels.The evening was mostly overcast and temps were in the upper teens throughout the night.Today is expected to be sunny and quite warm,however,the forecast has been revised and rain is expected for the latter part of the weekend.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 26 except 20 in onshore winds. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Clear. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 14.
Saturday -- Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the afternoon. High 17 except 23 inland.
Sunday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 12. High 17.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 25, 1958: Three black funnel clouds passed through the town of La Salle, ON, yesterday, by-passing a Roman Catholic school where 95 pupils knelt in prayer. Most children ran to the window to watch the tornado. About to hit, the tornado suddenly skipped aside and headed to the other end of town. An hour later, a second twister roared through Leamington, shattering a section of Canada's largest greenhouse. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010
Time: 09:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 15° above S
Departure: 16° above ESE
Time: 11:08 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 52°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 15° above NE


Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 00:44 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 16° above NNE


Time: 02:20 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 16° above NNW
Departure: 15° above ENE


• Earth's shadow will take a "bite" out of the Moon early tomorrow, creating a partial eclipse. The best part of the eclipse begins when the Moon first touches the dark inner part of the shadow around 5:16 a.m. CDT. The Moon exits the shadow at 8 a.m. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening.

Aurora Map

• Now visible here: Comet McNaught


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy.High 17 except 24 inland.

24 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:56:00 AM : 15.8°C | Fog | Wind: SW 10 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 12°C)
We didn’t see the sun here yesterday and there was lots of rain throughout most of the day.Temps were cool and were below 20°C for the day.The rain continued into the evening but finally ended overnight with a total of 25mm measured at the Western Head weather station.
More rain and cool temps are expected today but we should see some clearing tomorrow.A mix of sun and cloud is forecast for the weekend but it’s looking like more rain is on the way to start next week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy. Fog patches. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High 17 except 24 inland. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy. Showers beginning early this evening and ending overnight. Risk of thundershowers this evening. Local amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 14.
Friday -- Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h late in the morning. High 22.
Saturday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 21.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 24,1972: A tornado touched down on the west side of Maniwaki, QC. A mother and her son were killed when their mobile home was tossed nearly 100 m. Losses exceeded $1 million, as 6 homes were destroyed, 15 others were damaged, and 50 new cars were piled into a heap. A house with 4 people was dropped onto a neighbour's roof. Many townspeople were saved because they were away, attending mass. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 10:42 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 54°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 15° above ENE



• Eltanin, an Arabic name that means "the serpent," is the brightest star of Draco, the dragon, which is high in the north on summer evenings. It is as bright as the nearby North Star, Polaris. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening..

• Now visible here: Comet McNaught


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud.High 20 except 15 in onshore winds.

23 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:01:23 AM : 14.4°C | Fog | Wind: SSE 14 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 12°C)
Yesterday was comfortably cooler than Monday with the afternoon high in the low 20°C range and humidity levels in the comfort zone.The evening was partly overcast with temps in the mid-teens.Overnight some fog moved onshore but that is expected to dissipate this morning and we will have a sunny day with seasonable temps.Some rain is possible tomorrow but the weekend is looking like it will be mostly clear and warm.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A mix of sun and cloud. Fog retreating to the coast. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High 20 except 15 in onshore winds. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. A few showers beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog along the coast. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 after midnight. Low 12.
Thursday -- A few showers ending in the morning then cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog along the coast. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon then southwest 30 in the evening. High 22 except 17 in onshore winds.
Friday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 21.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 23,2005: Residents of Winnipeg, MB, dripped perspiration as the day's near-record humidex climbed, before breaking into a merciful thunderstorm around 5:00 PM. Citizens appeared exhausted and cranky. Medical personnel warned seniors, pregnant women, small children, and those with existing medical conditions to use special caution to prevent cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.– Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 15° above ESE
Departure: 15° above ESE

Time: 11:50 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 58°
Approach: 16° above WSW
Departure: 15° above NE


• Antares, the brightest star of Scorpius, stands to the lower left of the Moon at nightfall. This supergiant star, which is at the middle of the scorpion's curving body, shines with a distinctly orange tint.– [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening..

• Now visible here: Comet McNaught


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunny this morning,30 percent chance of showers this afternoon.High 18 except 25 inland.

22 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:57:11 AM : 19°C | Clear | Wind: N 4 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 11°C)
We had a very hot day here yesterday contrary to what had been forecast.Clearing began before noon and the afternoon high was near 26°C with very high humidity levels.The evening was generally clear and warm with low temps just slightly below 20°.
Today is expected to be another hot and sticky day and there is a small chance of some afternoon showers.Cloudy and cooler for Wednesday.
Video of Sunday night’s T-storm is now posted on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7814926.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 18 except 25 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low 11.
Wednesday -- Cloudy. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 20 except 15 in onshore winds.
Thursday -- Showers. Low 12. High 17.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 22, 2007: A weekend of 7 tornadoes hit southern Manitoba-the annual average is 9. In Whiteshell Provincial Park, winds and falling trees destroyed/blew away tents. After an hour of holding down their tents, 6 men and 4 women hid in a single-toilet outhouse for more than an hour. "The experience was nasty and smelly." Fortunately, the outhouse was well vented. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 15° above ESE
Departure: 15° above ESE

Time: 11:50 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 58°
Approach: 16° above WSW
Departure: 15° above NE


• A faint comet just peeks into view in the northeast not long before sunrise. Comet McNaught is a little to the lower left of Capella, one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Under dark skies, the comet may be visible as a faint smudge of light, but binoculars will reveal its nucleus and its faint tail. The comet will remain in view for a few more mornings, dropping lower in the sky each day before disappearing in the twilight by month's end.– [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening..

• Now visible here: Comet McNaught


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Monday, June 21, 2010

Fog dissipating this morning.High 22. UV index 7.

21 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:20:50 AM : 18°C | Overcast | Wind: SW 6 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 11°C)
Yesterday was another warm and sticky day with the high near 26°C and high humidity levels.The evening saw increasing cloudiness and we had a major thunderstorm in the mid evening hours with lots of intense lightning and torrential rain.The overnight temp was near 17°.
More thundershowers are expected today,complete clearing to begin on Tuesday.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Fog dissipating this morning then cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of thundershowers. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 22. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of thundershowers. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 13.
Tuesday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16 except 24 inland.
Wednesday -- Sunny. Low 12. High 22.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 21, 2005: In Burnaby, BC, lightning struck a runner listening to religious music on his iPod. It ruptured his eardrums, fractured his jaw, inflicted 1st- and 2nd-degree burns from his chest up into his ear channels, and burned his left leg and foot, then obliterated his sneaker. He suffered 50% hearing loss in both ears and could no longer play in the church orchestra. The iPod was burnt to a crisp. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Time: 02:07 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 22° above N

Time: 03:43 AM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 15° above NNW
Departure: 23° above N

• Draco, the dragon, slithers across the northern sky on summer nights. It is high in the sky as darkness falls. It looks like a faint trail of stars wrapping around the North Star, Polaris. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening..

• Soon becoming visible here: Comet McNaught


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

A few showers beginning late this afternoon. High 16 except 23 inland.

20 June 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:21:08 AM : 16°C | Overcast | Wind: SSW 23 km/h
(Normals: Max: 22°C Min: 11°C)
We had another hot day here yesterday with the high reaching 30°C along and high UV readings.Humidity levels were higher than Friday and were near the uncomfortable range.The evening was clear with temps in the high teens to low 20s.Overnight clouds moved into the area and rain,along with possible thundershowers,is expected today.Clearing to start the work week with temps expected to be in the normal range,

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning late this afternoon. Risk of a thundershower late this afternoon. Fog along the coast. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 16 except 23 inland. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight -- Showers with risk of a thundershower. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog spreading inland. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low 13.
Monday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the morning. Clearing early in the afternoon. Fog dissipating late in the morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 21.
Tuesday -- Sunny. Low 12. High 23 except 17 along the coast.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
June 10,2004: One of the year's biggest fires was the Town Creek fire near Lillooet, BC. Steep, inaccessible terrain made battling the fire difficult. Nearly 5,000 residents were on a 1-hour evacuation alert. Marijuana growers worked feverishly to protect their crops. Osoyoos reached a scorching 40.5°C, beating the previous daily high of 33.5°C. School officials cancelled final exams and the prom. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Date: Monday, June 21, 2010
Time: 03:17 AM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 16° above NNW
Departure: 20° above N

Time: 04:52 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 35°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 35° above NNE

• Summer arrives tomorrow at 8:28 a.m. ADT, which is the moment of the summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere. The solstice marks the Sun's northernmost point in the sky for the entire year. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Although there is a low possibility of aurora activity tonight,solar activity is currently increasing and auroras could be visible on any clear evening..

• Soon becoming visible here: Comet McNaught


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