Saturday, July 10, 2010

Periods of rain beginning this morning.High 18 except 24 inland. UV index 3.

10 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 8:09:07 AM : 21.5°C | Fog | Wind: SW 22 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
It was a very hot day here yesterday with temps near 30°C along with lots of humidity.The sun was shining for most of the day but the evening saw some cloudy periods,a little drizzle and some fog.It is very foggy here this morning and we are expecting some rain and thunderstorms for the next couple of days.There is no relief from the heat in the near future,though.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle early this morning. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Risk of thundershowers late this morning and this afternoon. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 18 except 24 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Periods of rain with risk of thundershowers. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h. Low 18.
Sunday -- Rain ending in the evening then cloudy. Risk of thundershowers. Amount 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High 21.
Monday -- Showers. Low 15. High 24.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
10 July 2006: Warm, humid weather and increased rainfall across Prince Edward Island caused an earwig explosion. The pincher-like creatures are named for the superstition that they crawl into the ears of sleeping people and bore into their brain. Actually, they are harmless. Insecticidal soaps and wrapping duct tape, sticky side out, around a house foundation (an old Red Green trick) get rid of them. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Time: 09:52 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 82°
Approach: 42° above WNW
Departure: 16° above SE

• A total solar eclipse will darken the skies around midday tomorrow as measured from the Lower 48 States. Unfortunately, though, it will be visible only from a narrow path across the South Pacific from east of New Zealand to South America. – [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, July 9, 2010

Clearing this morning.High 20 except 29 inland. UV index 9.

9 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:21:37 AM : 20.3°C | Fog | Wind: SW 10 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday was another very hot day here with highs in the upper 20°Cs and high humidity levels.It cooled off a little in the evening but temps remained warm overnight even though the fog moved onshore.It is still quite foggy this morning but that is expected to lift and we are looking at another hot day here.Cooler temps and rain is on the way for the weekend.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Clearing this morning. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 20 except 29 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning this evening. Risk of thundershowers overnight. Amount 2 mm. Fog spreading inland this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low 18.
Saturday -- Showers. Risk of thundershowers in the evening. Amount 5 mm. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 18 except 22 inland.
Sunday -- Periods of rain. Low 16. High 21.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
9 July 2005: After 2 Calgary, AB, climbers were lost in a large slide on Mount Athabasca in Jasper National Park, an unprecedented summer avalanche warning was issued. The avalanche was about 300 m wide and up to 80 cm thick. In the past 3 weeks, several avalanches had occurred. A large snowfall, along with heavy rain in June, created a rain-soaked snowpack covered by a thin crust at higher elevations. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Friday, July 09, 2010
Time: 09:26 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 32° above NNW
Departure: 16° above E

Time: 11:00 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 17° above W
Departure: 29° above SW


• The planet Venus has a bright companion the next few evenings: Regulus, the brightest star of Leo, the lion. Tonight, the lion’s bright heart is just a bit to the lower left of the brilliant “evening star.” They are in the west at nightfall. – [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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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 20 except 28 inland.

8 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:11:24 AM : 19.9°C | Fog | Wind: WSW 6 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 13°C)
It was a scorcher here yesterday with temps in the upper 20°Cs for most of the day along with very high humidity levels.The evening saw a drop in the temperature to the lower 20s.More of the same weather is expected today,cooler with drizzle tomorrow.
Coastal areas are beating the heat and the official high yesterday from Western Head was only 20.1° compared to 30.0° at Keji.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 20 except 28 inland.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog spreading inland. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low 15.
Friday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness early in the afternoon with 60 percent chance of drizzle in the afternoon and evening. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. High 19 except 26 inland.
Saturday -- Showers. Low 18. High 23.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
8 July 2004: A narrow, strong F1 (almost F2) tornado with winds of 180 km/h skipped through Grande Prairie, AB, tearing down a store wall, flipping cars, cutting power, bending traffic lights, raising a pickup truck several metres into the air before dropping it onto the sidewalk, tearing roofing and siding from buildings, and downing more than a dozen large trees. City officials declared a state of emergency. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Time: 10:34 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 87°
Approach: 32° above WNW
Departure: 32° above ESE



• Bright orange Aldebaran, the leading light of Taurus, the bull, is to the right or lower right of the Moon at first light. It looks orange because its surface is much cooler than the surface of the Sun. – [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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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 20 except 28 inland. UV index 9 or very high.

7 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:55:09 AM : 18.3°C | Clear | Wind: WSW 5 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 13°C)
Yesterday was quite warm here with temps in the mid 20°Cs and high humidity levels.The afternoon brought some cloudy conditions but there were no showers here.Overnight the clouds moved out and we are expecting an extremely warm day today.The hot weather is expected to stay with us at least through the weekend.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods except cloudy along the Atlantic coast this morning. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. High 20 except 28 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog spreading inland overnight. Low 15.
Thursday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 20 except 28 inland.
Friday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 16. High 23.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
7 July 1938: Widespread rains temporarily helped to check the deadly encephalomyelitis epidemic sweeping through rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The virus had killed hundreds of horses. Rains settled the dust, one of the main carriers of the encephalomyelitis virus, according to animal pathologists. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Time: 10:08 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 36°
Approach: 30° above NNW
Departure: 16° above E


Time: 11:42 PM
Duration: 1 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 15° above W
Departure: 25° above W




• The largest globular star cluster in the galaxy, Omega Centauri, stands low in the south at nightfall this evening for skywatchers in the far-southern U.S. It looks like a tiny smudge of light. Binoculars show a few of its millions of stars. – [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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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 6 or high.

6 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:04:02 AM : 16.3°C | Mostly clear | Wind: calm
(Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C)
Yesterday wasn’t as warm here on the coast as it was over the past few days.Afternoon temps were in the low 20°Cs with some clouds and fog.The evening saw some clearing and temps dropped to the upper teens and held there through the overnight hours.
Today is expected to be seasonably cool with the possibility of a few showers tonight.The extremely warm air mass that is currently in the Ontario and Quebec regions will be moving into this area tomorrow but it will not be as hot (+40°C humidex) as it is there.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Increasing cloudiness this morning. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. High 19 except 24 inland. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog spreading inland. Low 14.
Wednesday -- Clearing near noon. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. High 19 except 27 inland.
Thursday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 26 except 19 along the coast.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
6 July 1913: In Montreal, QC, 34°C heat caused 2 people to die; many others were hospitalized for heatstroke. Thousands left the city, seeking relief, and those remaining crowded into parks and other recreation and amusement areas. At one park, near panic ensued when a small long-haired dog became agitated by the heat and ran through the crowd, yelping and snapping. A cry of "mad dog" was raised. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Time: 09:42 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 21° above N
Departure: 15° above NE
Time: 11:16 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 79°
Approach: 20° above NW
Departure: 74° above ENE



• The glowing band of the Milky Way curves low across the eastern sky at nightfall, from Scorpius and the teapot of Sagittarius in the south, to Cygnus, the swan, in the east, to W-shaped Cassiopeia in the north. – [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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Monday, July 5, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud.High 19 except 28 inland. UV index 9.

5 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 6:54:29 AM : 15.0°C | Fog | Wind: NNE 5 km/h
(Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C)
Yesterday was another hot day here with temps in the mi-20°Cs and fairly high humidity levels.The day was clear until the early evening when some clouds began to move in.Evening temps were in the upper teens and dropped only to 15° overnight when fog moved onshore.
Today is expected to be another hot day here,some rain is on the way for tomorrow and then it’s back to some more hot and humid weather for the mid-week days.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches retreating to the coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 19 except 28 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches spreading inland late this evening. Low 14.
Tuesday -- Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of drizzle in the morning and afternoon. A few showers beginning early in the evening. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light early in the evening. High 18 except 23 inland.
Wednesday -- Cloudy. Low 15. High 26 except 19 along the coast.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
5 July 1937: In Weyburn, SK, it reached an all-time unofficial high of 45°C. An egg broken on the pavement evaporated before it could cook. In stores, chocolates and other perishables melted and gramophone records turned to wax. A Regina poultry producer's son saved 120 hens from suffocating by hosing them down at the last minute. Car radiators boiled over and rubber tires softened and went flat. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Monday, July 05, 2010
Time: 10:51 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 33°
Approach: 29° above NNW
Departure: 15° above E

• The Sun is farthest from us for the entire year this week, at a distance of more than 94 million miles. During the year, the distance varies by about three million miles because Earth’s orbit is slightly lopsided. – [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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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 20 except 28 inland. UV index 9.

4 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:48:55 AM : 15.5°C | Partly clear | Wind: SSW 15 km/h
(Normals: Max: 23°C Min: 13°C)
It was a very hot day here yesterday with temps in the shade reaching into the upper 20°Cs.The day was mostly clear with some clouds moving in in the evening.Evening temps were in the lower 20°Cs and overnight they dropped a few degrees to the mid-teens.
Today is expected to be another very warm day with temps in the upper 20s.The warm weather will be with us for most of the week with a slight break for us in the mid-week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 20 except 28 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Fog patches developing this evening. Low 13.
Monday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches retreating to the coast in the morning. High 22 except 29 inland.
Tuesday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. High 21.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
4 July 1898: During a thunderstorm, lightning struck and shattered a house in Cavendish, PE. Two visitors sitting on either side of the owner were killed instantly. Incredibly, the owner escaped injury, but his wife received a shock. Lightning also destroyed several barns and a lobster factory. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Time: 10:24 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 21° above N
Departure: 15° above NE

Time: 11:58 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 53°
Approach: 16° above NW
Departure: 53° above NNW


• The Moon is at last quarter today, which means it lines up at a right angle to the line between Earth and the Sun. Sunlight illuminates half of the lunar hemisphere that faces our direction. – [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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