Saturday, April 2, 2011

CORRECTED: #Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:00 AM: 0.0°C / Overcast / Humidity 76% / Wind SW 8.5 km

Sorry for the multiple posts....using a new publishing format and have a few glitches to work out.

 

 Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM: +1.0°C, Humidity 93%,Wind: WSW 31 km/h

 

Yesterday's min/max temps:

Liverpool: high +3.2C low -0.1C – Western Head:high +3.7C low +1.9C

 

Yesterday was quite stormy here with heavy rains,some hail and high winds.Temps were just just a few degrees above freeing for most of the day and 44mm of rain was measured at the Western Head station.Most of the rain ended in the late afternoon and the evening was foggy.Overnight the temps dropped to the freezing mark and there were a few passing flurries.

Today and tomorrow will bring more rain and possibly flurries.Temps will remain low.The winds will not be as strong as yesterday but will still be gusty.

 

 

 

(Normals: Max +6°C / Min -2°C)

Today
A few rain showers or drizzle changing to a few flurries or rain showers this morning. Local snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 near noon. Temperature steady near plus 2.

Tonight
Cloudy periods. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 near midnight. Low zero.

Sunday
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the morning with 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in the afternoon and evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High plus 4.

Monday
Sunny. Low minus 3. High 8.

 

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect. Wind southwest 35 knots veering to west 25 to 35 this morning then  becoming 25 this evening. Wind veering to northwest 20 Sunday  morning. A few flurries and a few showers beginning early this  morning and ending near midnight.
 
 
 

 Today's Weather Trivia:

1 April 1908: It was a cruel April Fool's Day joke on Thunder Bay, ON, when the winter's worst blizzard slammed into the city. Knee-deep snowdrifts made walking extremely difficult. Mothballed snowplows had to be put back into service. On several occasions, streetcar conductors had to either leave their cars to clear the tracks or charge the drifts repeatedly before continuing. -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.

 

 

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

 

 

  • Next ISS visible sightings:Date: Sunday, April 03, 2011 Time: 05:48 AMDuration: 3 minutesMaximum Elevation: 23° Approach: 13° above WNWDeparture: 16° above NNE

 

 

  • Corvus, the crow, is low in the southeast at nightfall and glides across the south during the night. Its four main stars form a pattern that looks like a sail. The brightest of the four is Gienah, which is about 350 times brighter than the Sun.

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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, April 1, 2011

My wx station’s readings @ 7:30 AM: +2.0°C / Overcast / Humidity 64% / Wind E 2.4 km/h

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM: +2.8°C, Humidity 86%,Wind: E 25 km/h

 

Yesterday's min/max temps:

Liverpool: high +12.5C  low -3.0C – Western Head:high +7.4C  low -3.2C

 

We had a very nice day here yesterday with warm temps,lots of sunshine and light winds.Temps remained above freezing through the evening and overnight as clouds began to move in ahead of the storm expected today.

Today is expected to be quite stormy with lots of rain and high winds.Inland areas may see some snow before it changes to rain.The cloudy and wet weather will persist through the weekend.Next week should be warmer and drier.

 

 

 

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +6°C / Min -2°C)

Rainfall warning in effect

Wind warning in effect.

Today

Cloudy. Rain at times heavy beginning this morning except wet snow inland this afternoon. Rainfall amount 25 mm except snowfall amount 5 cm inland. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning then increasing to 50 gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along the coast this afternoon. High plus 3 with temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.

 

Tonight

Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of thundershowers early this evening. Ice pellets inland early this evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches developing this evening and dissipating overnight. Wind east 50 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along the coast early this evening. Wind becoming south 30 gusting to 50 this evening then becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 overnight. Temperature rising to plus 4 this evening then falling.

 

Saturday

Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High plus 3.

 

Sunday

Cloudy. Low zero. High plus 5.

 

 

 

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The marine forecast:

Wind light increasing to east 15 knots early this morning and to 25
 late this morning. Wind increasing to east 35 early this afternoon
 then diminishing to south 25 early this evening. Wind increasing to
 southwest 35 overnight then diminishing to west 20 Saturday evening.
 Rain today. A few flurries and a few showers beginning overnight.
 Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Fog patches forming near noon
 and dissipating overnight.
 
 
 

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Today's Weather Trivia:

1 April 1908: It was a cruel April Fool's Day joke on Thunder Bay, ON, when the winter's worst blizzard slammed into the city. Knee-deep snowdrifts made walking extremely difficult. Mothballed snowplows had to be put back into service. On several occasions, streetcar conductors had to either leave their cars to clear the tracks or charge the drifts repeatedly before continuing. -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 QUIET.

 

 

Next ISS visible sightings:

 

 

LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

 

Sat Apr 02

05:23 AM

 

2

 

39

 

36 above NW

 

20 above NE

 

The planet Venus continues to highlight the dawn sky this month. It looks like a brilliant star, quite low in the eastern sky at sunrise. It is so bright that you can easily mistake it for an approaching airplane.

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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 31, 2011

My wx station’s readings @ 7:40 AM: -2.9°C / Clear / Humidity 71% / Wind NW 1.2 km/h

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:47 AM: -0.7°C, Humidity 86%,Wind: NW 8 km/h

Yesterday’s min/max temps:

Liverpool: high +11.3C low -3.1C – Western Head:high +10.9C low +0.3C

Yesterday was a nice Spring day with warm temps and light winds.The day was generally clear.Temps dropped to near the freezing mark in the evening.Overnight there was a small amount of frost.

Today’s weather will be similar to yesterday.A storm is on the way for tomorrow with heavy rain and high winds expected here on the coast.The weather will remain cool and unsettled for the next week.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +6°C / Min -2°C)

Rainfall warning in effect

Wind warning in effect.

Today

Sunny. High 7 except 10 inland. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight

A few clouds. Low zero except minus 3 inland.

Friday

Increasing cloudiness. Rain at times heavy beginning early in the afternoon except snow inland in the afternoon. Amount 25 mm except 10 mm inland. Fog patches developing early in the evening. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southeast 50 gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along the coast late in the afternoon and early in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. High plus 4.

Saturday

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. High plus 3.

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to east 15 knots overnight and to 25 Friday
 morning. Wind increasing to east 35 near noon Friday then becoming
 southwest 25 to 35 Friday evening. Rain and fog patches beginning
 Friday morning.
 
 
 

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Today’s Weather Trivia:

31 March 2005: Around Vancouver, BC, production of a movie starring Harrison Ford was held up because it wasn't stormy enough, putting production about 10 days behind schedule. The Vancouver scenes called for bad weather, so producers had to bring in rainmaking machines to put around the house. Further, they had to relocate to different rooms in the house to avoid the sunshine coming through the windows. -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 QUIET.

Next ISS visible sightings:

LOCAL

Date and Time

DURATION

(Minutes)

MAX ELEV

(Degrees above horizon)

APPROACH º

DEPARTURE º

Fri Apr 01

06:31 AM

4

24

11 above WNW

14 above NE








M63, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, is in the east in early evening and soars high overhead later on. It's also known as the Sunflower Galaxy for its beautiful shape and color. It's bright, so it's visible through almost any telescope.

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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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

From my wx station @ 7:16 AM: -1.5°C / Mostly clear / Humidity:59% / Wind:NW 2.4 km/h

 

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

 -0.4°C, Humidity 70%, Wind: NW 20 km/h

 

We had a nice day here yesterday with sunny skies and warm temps.The wind wasn't as brisk as it had been for the past number of days,also.The evening was clear with temps dropping to the freezing point in the late evening.

Yesterday's min/max temps in Liverpool: low -2.6C high +10.3C

Today and tomorrow are expected to be mild and sunny.Cooler air along with some precip will be moving in on Friday.Temps will be low enough that some snow is a possibility.

 

 

 

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +6°C / Min -2°C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 8. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low zero.

 

Thursday

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 8.

 

Friday

Periods of rain or snow. Windy. Low minus 3. High plus 3.

 

 

 

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to westerly 10 to 15 near
 midnight then diminishing to light Thursday morning. Wind becoming
 easterly 10 to 15 Thursday evening.
 
 
 

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Today's Weather Trivia:

30 March 1967: The worst storm of the winter blocked highways and interrupted telephone and power services in several communities in northwestern Manitoba. The highways department advised against travelling in the area. Several school divisions closed schools, and elections for school trustees in the Duck Mountain and Valley divisions were postponed for 5 days. -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

 

Thu Mar 31

06:05 AM

3

42

19 above W

21 above NE

 

Look for the thin crescent Moon low in the sky at first light tomorrow, with Venus, the "morning star," close to its lower right.

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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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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From my wx station @ 7:07 AM: -2.5°C, Sky:clear / Humidity:53% / Wind:NW 4.8 km/h

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

 -1.8°C, Humidity 73%, Wind: WNW 19 km/h

 

Yesterday was another cool and breezy day here with high temps near 6C.The wind died out in the evening and the sky was clear.Temps were a few degrees below freezing overnight.

Today should be a little warmer than yesterday and the rest of the work week is not looking too bad.Precip is expected on the weekend as temps drop and we may see some Spring snow.

 

 

 

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +6°C / Min -2°C)

Today

Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 6. UV index 4 or moderate.

 

Tonight

A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light overnight. Low minus 1.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy with sunny periods. Clearing late in the evening. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High plus 5.

 

Thursday

Sunny. Low minus 3. High 9.

 

 

 

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 Wednesday morning.
 
 
 

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Today's Weather Trivia:

29 March 1938: One of the worst spring snowstorms in southern Alberta in recent memory featured strong winds that turned swirling snow into blizzard-like conditions. The storm disrupted train service and halted buses. Trains were often 12 hours late, and only arrived if preceded by a snowplough. Some passengers were storm-stayed overnight, stuck in snowdrifts between cutbanks. -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

 

Wed Mar 30

05:40 AM

2

72

42 above SW

31 above ENE

 

The two brightest objects in the night sky team up at dawn the next few days: the Moon and the planet Venus. Venus is to the lower left of the Moon tomorrow, and closer to the right of the Moon on Thursday. It's the brilliant "morning star".

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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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