Saturday, July 17, 2010

Risk of thundershowers early this morning.High 21 except 28 along parts of the coast.

17 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:15:01 AM : 19.8°C | Fog | Wind: SW 9 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday wasn’t a very good day here.There was no sun at all as we were stuck in a bank of fog for the day.There were also a few periods of drizzle and temps were in the low 20Cs for the day.There was very little change in the conditions through the evening and overnight although it is currently beginning to lighten up.We should see some sun today with temps in the middle 20s.It’s looking like next week will once again be warm and humid.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of thundershowers early this morning. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 30 this morning. High 21 except 28 along parts of the coast.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Fog along the coast. Wind southwest 30 km/h. Low 17.
Sunday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h. High 22 except 28 inland.
Monday -- A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 17. High 25.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
17 July 1903: Torrents of rain fell across Yukon, swelling several rivers, including the Caribou, Bonanza, Eldorado, and Hunker. Miners were devoutly gleeful at being assured of a couple of days' sluicing. In many settlements, the deluge was effective in holding down the dust and giving gardens and lawns a freshness that was difficult to appreciate. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: No visible sighting(s) for the next while.
• Spica, the leading light of the constellation Virgo, stands a little above the Moon at nightfall, and sets around midnight. Spica actually consists of two stars. Each star is much hotter, brighter, and more massive than 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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Friday, July 16, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 21 except 27 inland. UV index 9.

16 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:37:01 AM : 15.7°C | Fog | Wind: calm
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
It was quite hot here yesterday with temps in the upper 20°Cs along with lots of sunshine.The evening remained warm and mostly clear.Overnight some fog moved onshore but that is expected to dissipate early today and the revised forecast is calling for today to be similar to yesterday.We may see a little rain overnight tonight and early tomorrow and,other than that,the weekend is looking pretty good with sunny and hot conditions extending well into next week.

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 south 20 km/h this morning. High 21 except 27 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening and after midnight then 60 percent chance of showers overnight. Risk of thundershowers overnight. Fog spreading inland this evening. Wind south 20 km/h. Low 17.
Saturday -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning then sunny with cloudy periods. Risk of thundershowers in the morning. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h. High 21 except 29 along parts of the coast.

Sunday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 28.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
16 July 1922: A steam schooner sank in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the BC coast after crashing into a freighter in a dense fog. The site of the accident was difficult to reach. The freighter, only slightly damaged, picked up 2 life boats and then cruised around under the pall of fog, aggravated by smoke from nearby forest fires. There was no trace of 4 missing crew members who were soon given up for lost. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: No visible sighting(s) for the next while.
• Three planets congregate to the right of the Moon this evening: Saturn, Mars, and Venus, the "evening star." Golden Saturn is closest to the Moon, not far to its upper right. – [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 15, 2010

Clearing this morning.High 26.UV index 9.

15 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:34:28 AM : 19.3°C | Overcast | Wind: NW 13 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
We had lots of rain here yesterday morning and into the afternoon with 38.2mm being measured at the Western Head station.The rain ended in the afternoon and the rest of the day was overcast.Temps actually rose a few degrees in the evening but temps were in the lower 20°C range for the day.
Today is expected to be sunny and quiet warm with temps in the upper 20°Cs.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 26 except 20 along parts of the coast. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog patches developing this evening. Low 14.
Friday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness early in the evening. Fog patches retreating to the coast in the morning. Fog developing early in the evening. Wind south 20 km/h. High 20 except 28 inland.
Saturday -- A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 16. High 22.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
15 July 1905: London, ON, was suffering a severe ice shortage because the Board of Health had ordered icemen off their traditional icefields last winter. They moved 8 km away, but the ice there, while pure, had a bad odour. Just before winter ended, the icemen scurried back to the old site to cut what ice they could. It was not enough, and ice had to be brought in from Port Huron and Hamilton. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: No visible sighting(s) for the next while.
• The planet Mars is in good view this evening. It stands to the upper right of the crescent Moon and looks like a bright orange star. – [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 14, 2010

Rain ending this afternoon.Amount 15 to 25 mm.Temperature steady near 20. UV index 3.

14 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:20:52 AM : 19.3°C | Fog | Wind: calm
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday wasn’t too bad here yesterday regardless of the lack of sunshine.The day was mostly foggy with temps in the mid 20°C range.The fog remained with us through the evening and overnight.
The forecast has been revised somewhat and today we are expecting lots of rain.Clearing tomorrow and then back to cloudy conditions for the rest of the week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Rain ending this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers this morning. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming south 30 km/h late this morning then light this afternoon. Temperature steady near 20. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Fog patches. Low 16.
Thursday -- Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 26.
Friday -- Cloudy. Low 16. High 22.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
14 July 2004: Torrential rainfall, ranging from 100 to 240 mm, swamped Peterborough, ON, and dropped a phenomenal 14 billion litres of water on the downtown area, enough water to flow over Niagara Falls in about 40 minutes or to fill almost 9 SkyDomes. It was one of the wettest Canadian days ever east of the Rocky Mountains-a 1-in-200-year event, with the early estimate of insured losses exceeding $88 million. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):NONE
• Look for the planet Venus to the upper right of the crescent Moon this evening. Venus is the brilliant "evening star." The true star Regulus is to the lower right of Venus, completing a beautiful triangle in the western evening sky. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on July 14th and 15th. NOAA forecaster's estimate a 50% chance of geomagnetic activity on those dates, when a solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field.




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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle this morning.High 20 except 25 inland. UV index 9.

13 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:59:36 AM : 18.3°C | Fog | Wind: WSW 7 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
We were back into the heat here yesterday with temps in the upper 20°Cs and high humidity levels once again.The evening was comfortable with temps dropping to 16°C and lower humidity.Fog moved onshore in the late evening and it is quite foggy still this moring.That is expected to burn off later and today is expected to be another warm day here.Some rain is in the way for tomorrow.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. High 20 except 25 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- Becoming cloudy this evening with 40 percent chance of drizzle late this evening and overnight. Fog spreading inland this evening. Low 17.
Wednesday -- Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning late in the morning and ending in the evening. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 20.
Thursday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 24.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
13 July 2004: An editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, BC, reported that his stove had exploded in a blinding white flash. Lightning had indeed struck an aluminum stack on the top of his house and travelled through it before discharging out the stove. Wrote the editor: "...had it happened a few seconds later, I would have been electrocuted while cooking up a batch of Kraft Dinner. What a way to go!" – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Time: 09:35 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 15° above S
• The Moon races past four bright planets and stars the next few nights. Tonight, they all stand to the upper left of the Moon: the star Regulus, the brilliant planet Venus, and the planets Mars and Saturn. – [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 12, 2010

Periods of rain ending near noon.High 17 except 20 inland. UV index 6.

12 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 7:18:17 AM : 18.4°C | Fog | Wind: W 5 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
There was lots of rain here yesterday with 23.5mm being recorded at the Western Head station.Temps were near 20°C for the day and there was very little change overnight.It is still raining here this morning but we are expecting it to end later today.More showers are expected tomorrow and then it’s back to steady rain for Wednesday.Clearing and warmer by the week’s end.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Periods of rain ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. Wind south 20 km/h. High 17 except 20 inland. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Fog spreading inland this evening. Low 16.
Tuesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy near noon with 30 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the afternoon and evening. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. High 18 except 23 inland.
Wednesday -- Periods of rain. Low 17. High 22.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
12 July 2005: You know it's hot when thieves start stealing ice. In Renfrew, ON, about 100 bags of ice disappeared from a large outdoor cooler at a highway restaurant. With temperatures of 33°C, the police knew the evidence was long gone, melted away in the blistering July heat. Instead, they would keep an eye out for any large quantity of plastic ice bags. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Time: 09:35 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 15° above S

• Look for the orange star Antares fairly low in the south at nightfall, at the "heart" of the scorpion. It sets in the wee hours of the morning. It is one of the biggest and brightest stars in the galaxy.– [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 11, 2010

Rain at times heavy with risk of thundershowers.High 21.

11 July 2010
Conditions in Liverpool,NS at 8:14:04 AM : 19.5°C | Fog | Wind: SSW 30 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday was mostly cloudy and foggy but temps were in the upper 20°Cs for most of the day.There were a few brief showers in the late afternoon.
Today we are expecting lots of rain and a heavy rainfall warning is in effect for the area.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Rain at times heavy with risk of thundershowers. Amount 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h. High 21.
Tonight -- Rain ending near midnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers this evening. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h becoming southwest 20 overnight. Low 17.
Monday -- Cloudy. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods near noon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 21 except 26 inland.
Tuesday -- Periods of rain. Low 17. High 21.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
11 July 1874: Very high winds, torrential rains, and hail the size of a blackbird's egg became what locals called a perfect hurricane. Windows in several houses were broken, most of the crops in southern Manitoba were destroyed, and fences were blown down, allowing cattle to trample the fields. A large Hudson Bay boat outside the wall of Lower Fort Gary was dragged 60 m and left standing on its keel. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station: Next visible sighting(s):
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 17° above S
• The Moon is "new" phase today at 2:40 p.m. CDT as it crosses between Earth and Sun. It is lost from view in the Sun's glare, but will return to view as a thin crescent low in the western sky early Tuesday evening. – [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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