Saturday, March 5, 2011

5 March 2011, 9:09 AM: +0.6°C, Mostly Clear

Observations @ the Western Head* wx station : -0.9°C, Humidity 74 %, Wind S 31 km/h

We had a nice day here yesterday with lots of sunshine and temps near the freezing mark.Winds were light and temps in the direct sunlight were above freezing and quite warm.The evening was clear with temps dropping to only a few degrees below freezing.

Today is expected to be Spring-like and warmer weather is expected tomorrow.Daytime temps are expected to be above freezing for all of next week.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +2C / Min -7C)

oday

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High plus 4. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight

Cloudy. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near plus 4.

Sunday

Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon and in the evening. Fog patches developing in the afternoon. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 6 except 10 inland.

Monday

Rain. Low plus 5. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots early this afternoon then
 veering to south 20 overnight. Chance of showers Sunday afternoon
 and evening. Fog patches forming Sunday afternoon. Temperatures
 minus 3 rising to plus 5 Sunday evening.
 

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

5 March 1951: One of the worst blizzards ever swept across the prairies. Near Boissevain, MB, a 23-year-old country schoolteacher became exhausted after struggling through waist-deep snow for some distance. Her boyfriend flung her over his shoulder and staggered on. Spotting distant farm lights, he left her in the snow to seek aid, but not in time to save her. He suffered severe frostbite and shock. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Sky Events:

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ISS visible sightings:

LOCAL

DURATION

MAX ELEV

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

Sat Mar 05

07:06 PM

4

34

15 above NW

18 above ENE

THE FOLLOWING SHUTTLE SIGHTINGS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THU FEB 24 TO THU MAR 10

SATELLITE

LOCAL

DURATION

MAX ELEV

APPROACH

DEPARTURE

DATE/TIME

(MIN)

(DEG)

(DEG-DIR)

(DEG-DIR)

SHUTTLE

Fri Feb 25/07:14 PM

1

19

15 above NW

18 above N

SHUTTLE

Sat Feb 26/07:13 PM

3

23

18 above NW

16 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Sun Feb 27/07:39 PM

1

19

16 above NNW

18 above N

SHUTTLE

Mon Feb 28/06:29 PM

3

22

15 above NW

15 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Mon Feb 28/08:06 PM

1

17

15 above NNW

17 above NNW

SHUTTLE

Tue Mar 01/06:56 PM

2

19

16 above NNW

16 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Wed Mar 02/07:23 PM

2

21

15 above NNW

18 above NE

SHUTTLE

Thu Mar 03/07:48 PM

2

30

15 above NW

30 above N

SHUTTLE

Fri Mar 04/06:39 PM

3

21

15 above NNW

15 above NE

SHUTTLE

Fri Mar 04/08:15 PM

1

25

20 above NW

25 above NW

SHUTTLE

Sat Mar 05/07:05 PM

4

33

15 above NW

18 above ENE

SHUTTLE

Sun Mar 06/07:32 PM

2

80

25 above NW

43 above ESE

SHUTTLE

Mon Mar 07/07:59 PM

1

32

24 above W

32 above SW

SHUTTLE

Tue Mar 08/06:50 PM

3

88

32 above WNW

16 above ESE

SHUTTLE

Wed Mar 09/07:16 PM

2

28

26 above WSW

16 above SSE

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From dark skywatching locations, a faint pyramid of light glows faintly in the west after nightfall the next few evenings. This dim glow is the zodiacal light, which is sunlight reflecting off of tiny grains of dust scattered around the inner solar system.

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AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.

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* The Western Head weather station is the official reporting station for this area.It is NOT located in Liverpool but is approx 10kms outside of town and on the seashore.The temperature difference between the town of Liverpool and the weather station can be quite large,especially in the summer months.

Friday, March 4, 2011

4 March 2011, 8:07 AM: -12.6C, Clear

@ the Western Head* wx station : -13.6°C, Humidity 76 %, Wind NNW 10 km/h

It was a cold day here yesterday with temps a few degrees below freezing for highs.The evening was clear and cold.Overnight the temps dropped to the minus teens.

Today is expected to be another cold day but warmer air will begin to move in tonight and temps will be much milder tomorrow.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +2C / Min -7C)

Today

Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High minus 4. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight

Clear. Low minus 8 with temperature rising to minus 5 by morning.

Saturday

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southeast 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 6.

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 1. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Wind north 25 knots diminishing to 15 early this morning and to light
 this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 overnight. Chance
 of flurries early this morning. Temperatures minus 6 rising to
 plus 3 Saturday afternoon.
 

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

4 March 1970: Freezing rain paved streets with ice in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, over which neither heel nor wheel could pass without slipping and sliding, the most treacherous road conditions within memory. Police officers spread salt, sand, and ashes under frustrated wheels. Countless pedestrians sprawled on sidewalks, most resenting more their loss of dignity than their physical discomfort. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Sky Events:

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ISS visible sightings:

LOCAL

DURATION

MAX ELEV

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

Fri Mar 04

06:40 PM

3

21

15 above NNW

15 above NE

THE FOLLOWING SHUTTLE SIGHTINGS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THU FEB 24 TO THU MAR 10

SATELLITE

LOCAL

DURATION

MAX ELEV

APPROACH

DEPARTURE

DATE/TIME

(MIN)

(DEG)

(DEG-DIR)

(DEG-DIR)

SHUTTLE

Fri Feb 25/07:14 PM

1

19

15 above NW

18 above N

SHUTTLE

Sat Feb 26/07:13 PM

3

23

18 above NW

16 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Sun Feb 27/07:39 PM

1

19

16 above NNW

18 above N

SHUTTLE

Mon Feb 28/06:29 PM

3

22

15 above NW

15 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Mon Feb 28/08:06 PM

1

17

15 above NNW

17 above NNW

SHUTTLE

Tue Mar 01/06:56 PM

2

19

16 above NNW

16 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Wed Mar 02/07:23 PM

2

21

15 above NNW

18 above NE

SHUTTLE

Thu Mar 03/07:48 PM

2

30

15 above NW

30 above N

SHUTTLE

Fri Mar 04/06:39 PM

3

21

15 above NNW

15 above NE

SHUTTLE

Fri Mar 04/08:15 PM

1

25

20 above NW

25 above NW

SHUTTLE

Sat Mar 05/07:05 PM

4

33

15 above NW

18 above ENE

SHUTTLE

Sun Mar 06/07:32 PM

2

80

25 above NW

43 above ESE

SHUTTLE

Mon Mar 07/07:59 PM

1

32

24 above W

32 above SW

SHUTTLE

Tue Mar 08/06:50 PM

3

88

32 above WNW

16 above ESE

SHUTTLE

Wed Mar 09/07:16 PM

2

28

26 above WSW

16 above SSE

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The Moon is new at 2:46 p.m. CST today as it crosses the line between Earth and the Sun. It is lost in the Sun's glare, but will return to view as a thin crescent in the west shortly after sunset on Sunday.

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AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be ACTIVE.

* The Western Head weather station is the official reporting station for this area.It is NOT located in Liverpool but is approx 10kms outside of town and on the seashore.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3 March 2011 - Conditions at 6:07 AM: -7.4C, Overcast, Wind: NW 23 gust 38 km/h

We had a pretty good day here for most of yesterday with afternoon temps reaching to +5C.The wind beganto increase in the late afternoon and a storm front moved through in the early evening.We had some thunder and lightning as the cold air moved into the area along with plummeting temps and some heavy snow/rain showers.The precip was short lived but temps continued to drop through the evening.

This morning it is quite cold and the windchill values are near -15C.The cold air will stay in the area today and tomorrow.Warmer air,with above normal highs,is expected over the weekend and into next week.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +2C / Min -7C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 5.

Tonight

Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 14.

Friday

Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light early in the afternoon. High minus 2.

Saturday

Sunny. Low minus 6. High plus 2.

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The marine forecast:

Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to 25 this morning then
 diminishing to north 15 overnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday
 afternoon. A few flurries changing to chance of flurries tonight.
 Freezing spray beginning this morning and ending overnight. High
 today zero. Low tonight minus 8. High Friday minus 3.
 

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

3 March 1925: At Port Nelson, MB, a railway official went out on the ice to visit some traps. Soon, the ice became detached, and the tide carried him out to sea. Leaving no trace, he was given up as lost. The temperature was -31°C, but there was little wind. The ice floe traveled 40 km to sea, but miraculously, the next day, the tide returned the ice floe ashore to almost the same place where it started.-Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Sky Events:

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ISS visible sightings:

LOCAL

DURATION

MAX ELEV

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

hu Mar 03

07:48 PM

2

30

15 above NW

30 above N

THE FOLLOWING SHUTTLE SIGHTINGS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THU FEB 24 TO THU MAR 10

SATELLITE

LOCAL

DURATION

MAX ELEV

APPROACH

DEPARTURE

DATE/TIME

(MIN)

(DEG)

(DEG-DIR)

(DEG-DIR)

SHUTTLE

Fri Feb 25/07:14 PM

1

19

15 above NW

18 above N

SHUTTLE

Sat Feb 26/07:13 PM

3

23

18 above NW

16 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Sun Feb 27/07:39 PM

1

19

16 above NNW

18 above N

SHUTTLE

Mon Feb 28/06:29 PM

3

22

15 above NW

15 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Mon Feb 28/08:06 PM

1

17

15 above NNW

17 above NNW

SHUTTLE

Tue Mar 01/06:56 PM

2

19

16 above NNW

16 above NNE

SHUTTLE

Wed Mar 02/07:23 PM

2

21

15 above NNW

18 above NE

SHUTTLE

Thu Mar 03/07:48 PM

2

30

15 above NW

30 above N

SHUTTLE

Fri Mar 04/06:39 PM

3

21

15 above NNW

15 above NE

SHUTTLE

Fri Mar 04/08:15 PM

1

25

20 above NW

25 above NW

SHUTTLE

Sat Mar 05/07:05 PM

4

33

15 above NW

18 above ENE

SHUTTLE

Sun Mar 06/07:32 PM

2

80

25 above NW

43 above ESE

SHUTTLE

Mon Mar 07/07:59 PM

1

32

24 above W

32 above SW

SHUTTLE

Tue Mar 08/06:50 PM

3

88

32 above WNW

16 above ESE

SHUTTLE

Wed Mar 09/07:16 PM

2

28

26 above WSW

16 above SSE

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The Beehive, a star cluster in the constellation Cancer, appears almost directly overhead in late evening. The cluster is about 500 light-years from Earth. To the unaided eye it looks like a faint smudge of light, but binoculars reveal dozens of stars.

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AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.