Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers.High 20 except 25 inland. UV index 7.

24 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:54:52 AM : 17.9°C(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C) | Overcast | Wind: N 5 km/h
We had another hot day here yesterday with temps well into the upper 20Cs.Humidity levels were a bit lower than what we had been having.The evening was warm and mostly clear.Clouds began moving into the area overnight and there’s a good possibility that we will have some rain today and tomorrow.Clearing is expected by Monday and next week is looking like it will be dry and a little cooler than the past week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle this morning. Fog patches along the coast. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this morning. High 20 except 25 inland. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle overnight. Fog patches. Wind southeast 20 km/h. Low 15.
Sunday -- Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the morning and early in the afternoon. A few showers beginning in the afternoon. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon then northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. High 18 except 23 inland.
Monday -- Sunny. Low 15. High 23.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
24 July 2007: Insufferable humidity during one of the hottest Julys in over 70 years had Prairie residents talking. Over 3 days, Regina, SK, had 29 hours of humidex values above 40, including a 48 reading for 2 straight hours that shattered the previous record of 44.5. Hospitals across the west had to cancel 100s of elective surgeries; exhausted, dehydrated older residents suffered nausea and dizziness. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• The North Star is one of the most important beacons in the night sky. It serves as a compass, pointing the way due north. And it also serves as the hub of the night sky -- all the other stars appear to circle around it as Earth turns on its axis. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A solar wind stream is about to hit Earth's magnetic field, and the impact could spark geomagnetic storms.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sunny. High 21 except 25 inland. UV index 8.

23 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:45:34 AM : 16.6°C | Clear | Wind: WNW 12 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday may have started out a bit wet but all was clear by noon and temps were in the upper 20Cs in the afternoon.Humidity levels were once again quite high.The evening saw a few scattered showers move through the area with temps dropping into the lower 20s.Overnight the clouds moved out of the area and we are expecting a sunny day today.Rain will be moving back in tomorrow and lasting through the weekend.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny. High 21 except 25 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches along the coast overnight. Low 15.
Saturday -- Cloudy. Periods of drizzle beginning near noon. Fog patches along the coast. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h late in the morning. High 20 except 24 inland.
Sunday -- Periods of rain. Low 15. High 23.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
23 July 2008: Cyclone-shaped waterspouts formed in the St. Lawrence River. Eyewitnesses spotted funnel clouds and a second waterspout 70 km northeast of Montreal. Waterspout winds rarely exceed 90 km/h but can capsize watercraft and damage waterfront properties. Although spouts were all the buzz, 90 km/h winds, hail and heavy rain, and a F0 tornado near Lanoraie did more damage. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• Enthroned at the top of the sky this evening is Vega, the fifth-brightest star in the night sky. The name Vega is from an ancient Arabic name that means "swooping eagle." Vega is in the constellation Lyra, the harp. – [Star Date Online]

• AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: A solar wind stream is about to hit Earth's magnetic field, and the impact could spark geomagnetic storms.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thundershowers ending early this morning.High 20. UV index 3.

22 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:02:29 AM : 17.2°C | Rain | WindESE 21 km/h (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday was another hot day here on the south shore with temps reaching into the upper 20Cs once again.Overnight some thunderstorms moved through the area bringing with them some heavy showers.It is still raining this morning and there are still a few distant rumbles of thunder but that is expected to end later this morning and the rest of the day shouldn’t be too bad.Temps will be cooler than they have been of late.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Rain with a few thundershowers ending early this morning then cloudy and a few showers beginning late this morning. Risk of thundershowers this afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then light this afternoon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight -- A few showers ending near midnight then cloudy periods. Risk of thundershowers this evening. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this evening. Low 15.
Friday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late in the afternoon. High 22 except 26 inland.
Saturday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 14. High 24.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
22 July 2005: In the Nine Mile River in East Hants, NS, up to 1,000 silver-coloured shad died. Some floated on the surface, others rotted on shore. Environmental conditions-low-water levels, lack of oxygen, and very high water temperatures-may have suffocated the fish. Several Nova Scotia communities experienced their driest summer on record, some receiving only 32% of normal rainfall. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


Sky Events:
• International Space Station (next visible sighting):
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Time: 05:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above SSE
Departure: 15° above ESE

• The "dog days" of summer are upon us. The dog days are named for the Dog Star, Sirius, which is lost in the Sun's glare in the summer. Ancient skywatchers thought the heat from Sirius and the Sun combined to produce the year's hottest weather. – [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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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

21 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:58:50 AM : 18.6°C | Clear | Wind: NW 16 km/h (Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
We had another hot day here yesterday with high temps into the upper 20Cs once again.There were some periods of cloudiness but there was no precip.The evening was partly cloudy with temps in the lower 20s.Overnight all of the cloud cover moved out of the area and this morning it is 100% clear.
Today is expected to be clear and warm with rain moving into the area overnight and continuing into tomorrow.The rain will be gone by Friday but,at this point,the weekend is looking like it will be cloudy with showers.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 21 except 27 inland. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight then periods of rain. Risk of thundershowers before morning. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 17.
Thursday -- Periods of rain ending near noon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind south 20 km/h becoming west 20 gusting to 40 near noon. High 18 except 22 inland.
Friday -- Sunny. Low 15. High 26.

Today’s Weather Trivia:
21 July 2006: Like an amplified nor'easter, remnants of tropical storm Beryl pounded Nova Scotia but didn't stop a single-person-boat sailing competition on St. Margaret's Bay. Racers enjoy winds and expect to get soaked. Some 3,100 cruise-ship passengers destined for Halifax ended up in Saint John, NB. One said she picked a northern cruise to avoid tropical storms, but the storm came to her. – 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.
• Antares, the bright orange star at the center of Scorpius, the scorpion, huddles just to the right of the Moon this evening. They are low in the south at nightfall, and set in the wee hours of the morning. – [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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cloudy with sunny periods.High 26 except 19 along parts of the coast. UV index 7.

20 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 7:02:51 AM : 19.5°C | Mostly clear | Wind: WSW 4 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday wasn’t as hot as the previous 3 or 4 but we still were well into the upper 20s with my thermometer maxing out near 28°C.Humidity levels were high but tolerable.Overnight temps were near 20C.
It looks like we may see a few showers today as a small disturbance is moving through the area.Temps will once again be in the upper 20s.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 26 except 19 along parts of the coast. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight -- Cloudy periods. Low 17.
Wednesday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 28 except 22 along parts of the coast.
Thursday -- Periods of rain. Low 15. High 19.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
20 July 2007: A torrent of rain left Kugluktuk (formerly Coppermine), NU, looking like Venice of the north. The 2-day rainfall totalled 178.2 mm, 118.3 mm of it falling on one day. An analysis of extreme rainfall intensities concluded it was an impressive 500-year event. Engineers designing water-management systems and infrastructure were left in a quandary about future drainage design. – 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 Moon takes aim at the bright star that represents the heart of the celestial scorpion tonight. The star, Antares, stands to the left of the Moon as darkness falls. The Moon will move closer to Antares as they drop down the southwestern sky. – [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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunny with cloudy periods.High 23 except 28 inland. UV index 8.

19 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 6:40:00 AM : 18.2°C | Clear | Wind: SSW 10 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday was another smoking hot day here with temps once again reaching over 30°C along with lots of sunshine.The evening was clear and warm.Today is expected to be another hot one,rain on Tuesday and then it’s back to dry and sunny weather for most of the rest of the week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 23 except 28 inland. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight -- Increasing cloudiness. Rain with a few thundershowers beginning overnight. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low 15.
Tuesday -- Rain with a few thundershowers ending near noon then cloudy with sunny periods. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23.
Wednesday -- Showers. Low 17. High 21.


Today’s Weather Trivia:
19 July 1926: Over 60,000 acres of crops near Waldron, SK, were ruined by a tornado that killed 1 and injured 5. One person felt a rocking sensation, then awoke in rain, 200 m from the house. Buildings were demolished, trees uprooted, and transmission poles levelled. The Spy Hill train station was unroofed and boxcars overturned. At Gerald, hail broke windows and put fist-wide holes in car roofs. – 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 Summer Triangle points up from the east-northeastern horizon as darkness falls. The triangle's brightest star, Vega, stands highest in the sky. Deneb marks the lower left corner of the triangle, while Altair is at the lower 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.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A mix of sun and cloud.High 22 except 28 inland.

18 July 2010
Conditions at my location near Liverpool,NS at 8:14:16 AM : 19.5°C | Clear | Wind: SW 17 km/h
(Normals: Max: 24°C Min: 14°C)
Yesterday was an absolute scorcher here with temps reaching 31°C along with lots of sunshine.The evening was clear and warm with temps in the lower 20Cs.The official high yesterday for Liverpool was 17.2°C.Those readings are taking from the local weather station in Western Head where it is much cooler and published as being Liverpool.For more info on this ‘erroneous reporting’ visit http://liverpoolweather.echoz.com where you will also find truer temp readings for this area.
The hot and humid weather is expected to persist through next week.

The 3 day forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
Today -- A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon with risk of thundershowers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 22 except 28 inland.
Tonight -- A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 16.
Monday -- Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with periods of rain beginning in the evening. Risk of thundershowers in the evening. Local amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 22 except 29 inland.
Tuesday -- A mix of sun and cloud. Low 17. High 26.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
18 July 1857: A waterspout moved onto land and devastated a parish in Beauce, QC. The priest said it was "revolving rapidly, hissing like escaping steam, swinging to and fro, and imitating the contortions of a snake." Boards, timber, carts, stones, and building parts were lifted. Its suction raised a horse and 3 cows high into the air, then let them down gradually, unscathed, but covered with mud. – 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 Moon is at first quarter at 5:11 a.m. CDT today. Sunlight illuminates half of the lunar hemisphere that faces our direction, so it looks as though someone sliced the Moon down the middle. – [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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