Saturday, March 26, 2011

26 March 2011, 7:16 AM: -3.2°C, clear

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:

-3.2°C, Humidity 90%, Wind: W 9 km/h

We had more cool weather here yesterday with the high only hitting +5C.There were a few brief periods of light flurry activity but generally it was clear.The evening was clear and calm,perfect weather for sky watching.

Last night's sky:


The cool weather will be sticking around for the next few days and more flurries are a good possibility.We should see a slight warm up by next Tuesday.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5°C / Min -3°C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness near noon with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 5.

Sunday

Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 4. High plus 1.

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The marine forecast:

Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 30 this afternoon. A few
 flurries ending Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in
 flurries. Temperatures near minus 2.
 
 
 

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Today's Weather Trivia:

26 March 1830: One of the most violent snowstorms and gales in 20 years struck Halifax, NS. It was called a "perfect hurricane." High-tide waters rose to an unusual height, covering wharves and sweeping away everything before it. The lower floors in most houses were flooded. A distillery with its wharf and several buildings were submerged. Several fine horses were drowned. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

Sky Events:

Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to be low.

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

Next ISS visible sightings:

LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

Sun Mar 27

05:54 AM

3

20

10 above S

18 above ESE








The Moon is at last quarter today, three-fourths of the way through its month-long cycle of phases. Sunlight illuminates exactly half of the lunar hemisphere that faces our way.

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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.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

25 March 2011, 6:33 AM: -3.5°C, clear

 

 

Official conditions in Liverpool (via Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:

 -4.4°C, Humidity 79%, Wind: NW 16 km/h

 

 

The cool weather continued yesterday with afternoon temps only near +4C along with a few flurries in the air.The evening was overcast with temps dropping to a few degrees below freezing overnight.

More cool weather is expected today and through the weekend.Flurries are a possibility for the next few days.Very little change is expected next week as the cool weather continues through the early part of Spring.

 

 

 

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5°C / Min -3°C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this afternoon. High plus 3. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

Cloudy periods. Flurries beginning after midnight. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 4.

 

Saturday

Flurries ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High plus 1.

 

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High zero.

 

 

 

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 this evening then
 increasing to 20 overnight. Wind veering to northwest 15 Saturday
 morning then increasing to west 25 Saturday afternoon. A few
 flurries ending Saturday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in
 flurries. Temperatures near zero.
 
 
 

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Today's Weather Trivia:

25 March 2004: It was about 8 degrees warmer than normal in Manitoba, as temperatures rose to 9.2°C and formed rapid snowmelt over still-frozen sewer drains. One journalist said that potholes were blistering forth like "a case of chicken pox in a day care." In the northern Manitoba, officials began closing winter roads This year some 2,000 shipments of fuel and general freight were trucked over the 2,200-km of winter roads. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

 

Sky Events:

 

Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to be low.

 

 

AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be MODERATE.

 

 

Next ISS visible sightings:

 

 

LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

 

Fri Mar 25

06:36 AM

2

17

11 above S

17 above ESE

 

The brightest star in the night sky has some teeth to it. It's the Dog Star, Sirius, part of the constellation Canis Major, the big dog. Sirius is well up in the south at nightfall, with most of the other bright stars of Canis Major stretching below it.

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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.

 

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

24 March 2011, 6:45 AM: -0.2°C, overcast

 

 

Official conditions in Liverpool (via Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:

 -0.4°C, Humidity 88%, Wind: ENE 25 gust 36 km/h

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Once again,yesterday's high was much warmer than forecast and we hit +7C here in Liverpool.The day was a mix of sun and cloud and winds were light.Temps dropped to near the freezing point in the evening and there were a few flurries that left a coating of snow on the ground.

There is no precip expected over the next few days other than a few more flurries this morning.The rest of the week is expected to be generally sunny with temps in the seasonal range.

 

 

 

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5°C / Min -3°C)

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning and late this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High plus 3. UV index 3 or moderate.

 

Tonight

A few clouds. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 after midnight. Low minus 5.

 

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the afternoon. High plus 2.

 

Saturday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High zero.

 

 

  

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The marine forecast:

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots backing to east 20 this morning then to
 northeast 25 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Friday
 morning. Chance of flurries. Temperatures near zero.
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Today's Weather Trivia:

24 March 1875: One of the most violent gales ever witnessed in Chilliwack, BC, commenced about noon. Large trees were uprooted and tree trunks shattered as if they were pipe stems. A new trunk road was entirely blocked by fallen timber. The telegraph line had its share of downed poles and wires. A barn and the frame of a new dwelling were toppled and a few 100 roof shakes were blown away. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

 

 

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Sky Events:

 

Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to be at mostly low levels.

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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be MODERATE.

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Next ISS visible sightings:

 

 

LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

 

Fri Mar 25

06:36 AM

2

17

11 above S

17 above ESE

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The Moon follows a bright star across the sky in the wee hours tomorrow: Antares, the "heart" of Scorpius. The Moon itself is actually in the neighboring constellation Ophiuchus, the 13th constellation of the zodiac.

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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.

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

23 March 2011, 7:40 AM: -0.5°C, mostly clear

Official conditions in Liverpool (via Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:

-1.6°C, Humidity 86%, Wind NNW 8 km/h

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We had a few flurries here yesterday morning but the afternoon was generally clear and calm with temps near +5C.The evening was overcast and calm.Temps dropped to slightly below freezing during the overnight hours.

The next couple of days will be cool with a few flurries.Clearer by the weekend but the cool weather will continue for a while.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5°C / Min -4°C)

Today

Cloudy. A few flurries beginning this morning. High plus 2.

Tonight

Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1.

Thursday

Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming north 20 late in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High plus 1.

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The marine forecast:

Wind northeast 15 knots diminishing to light this morning then
 increasing to southeast 15 overnight. Wind backing to east 20
 Thursday morning then to north 25 Thursday evening. A few flurries
 changing to chance of flurries Thursday late in the day.
 Temperatures near zero.
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Today’s Weather Trivia:

23 March 1972: A storm near Quebec City achieved what the province had failed to do-stop the biggest strike in Quebec history. The 24-hour general strike by 210,000 public servants including hospital workers, highway crews, and Hydro-Quebec workers was postponed because of the storm. Police appealed to snowmobilers to rescue 500 motorists trapped in their cars. Without electricity some people with fireplaces burned furniture and garbage to keep warm. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Sky Events:

Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to be low.

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

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Next ISS visible sightings:


LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º


Fri Mar 25

06:36 AM

2

17

11 above S

17 above ESE








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Antares, the bright orange "heart" of Scorpius, the scorpion, is quite close to the lower left of the Moon in the early morning hours tomorrow.

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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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

22 March 2011, 7:25 AM: +0.5°C, mostly clear

Official conditions in Liverpool (via Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:

+0.5°C, Humidity 76%, Wind E 30 km/h

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Yesterday turned out to be a fairly decent day with afternoon temps near +7C.Clouds moved into the area in the late afternoon,temps dropped,humidity levels rose and the wind picked up.The evening was cool with temps dropping to a few degrees below freezing.Overnight the temps rebounded somewhat and are currently slightly above freezing.

We are expecting a few flurries today and tonight.Clearing should begin tomorrow and the rest of the week will be quiet but cool.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +5°C / Min -4°C)

Today

Flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming east 30 gusting to 50 this morning then becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High plus 1.

Tonight

A few flurries ending this evening then cloudy. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this evening. Low minus 2.

Wednesday

Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. High plus 3.

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 5. High plus 3.

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 early this
 morning and to east 25 to 35 late this morning. Wind diminishing to
 northeast 20 to 25 near midnight and to 15 to 20 Wednesday morning.
 Wind diminishing to northeast 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday and to
 light Wednesday afternoon. Periods of snow and periods of rain
 ending near midnight. Temperatures near plus 1.
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Today’s Weather Trivia:

22 March 1968: How dry can it get? Calgary, AB, had the lowest relative humidity ever recorded in Canada: 6%. The air temperature was 18°C and the dew point -20°C. Calgary's normal afternoon relative humidity in March is 59%. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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Sky Events:

Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to be low.

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

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Next ISS visible sightings:


LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º


Fri Mar 25

06:36 AM

2

17

11 above S

17 above ESE








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Mercury is farthest from the Sun for its current evening appearance. It is low in the west at nightfall and looks like a fairly bright star. It is above much-brighter Jupiter, which is dropping from view.

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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.