Saturday, April 9, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: -1.2°C / Mostly clear / Humidity 74% / Wind calm


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+0.3C, Humidity 93%,Wind: SW 14 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: high +9.7°C low -4.4C Max wind: SW 20.8 km/h

Western Head: high +7.3C low -3.8°C Max wind: WSW 14 km/h

We had a nice day here yesterday with warm temps and lots of sunshine.Winds
were generally light with a few periods of moderate breezes.The evening was
clear and calm with temps near the freezing point.
It is mostly clear here this morning but showers are expected later
today.Temps will be near seasonal values with warmer weather moving into the
area tomorrow.


Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +8°C / Min 0°C)

Today:
Sunny early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent
chance of showers late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h
gusting to 40 near noon. High 6. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight:
Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of showers this evening and after
midnight. Clearing overnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind
southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 20 late this evening then
light after midnight. Low zero.

Sunday:
Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming southwest
20 km/h near noon. High 8 except 12 inland.

Monday:
Showers. Low plus 4. High 6.

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The marine forecast:

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 20 knots this afternoon then
diminishing to 10 to 15 overnight. Chance of showers tonight.

Today's Weather Trivia:
9 April2007: Eight Canadian Forces' Arctic Sovereignty patrol members ended
their mission between Eureka and Alert, NU, a route perhaps never taken
before. They had slogged 9 days by snowmobile at -50°C, with winds over 100
km/h; erecting a tent took up to 2 hrs and refuelling a snowmobile was an
ordeal. Three teams travelled a combined 5,589 km over 17 days to assert
Canadian sovereignty in the North. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian WeatherTrivia
Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


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Sky Events:

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

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

Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011 Time: 04:07 AM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 16° Approach: 16° above NNE Departure: 16° above NNE
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011 Time: 05:39 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 33° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 32° above NE

Crater, the cup, is well up in the southeast as darkness falls and rolls
across the southern sky as the night progresses. It represents a cup filled
with wine or water that nearby Corvus, the crow, brought to the god Apollo.

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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 8, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:40 AM: -4.3°C / Clear / Humidity 58% / Wind NW 3.6 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
-3.2°C, Humidity 74%,Wind: NW 14 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: high +8.4°C low -4.5C Max wind: NW 22.0 km/h

Western Head: high +8.4°C low -3.0°C Max wind: NW 15 km/h

Yesterday was a fine day here but a little on the cool side with a NW breeze
blowing for most of the day.The evening was clear and calm.Overnight temps
were below seasonal normals by a few degrees.
Today will be similar to yesterday but warmer weather will begin moving in
over the weekend.We may see a few showers tomorrow.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +7°C / Min -1°C)

Today:
Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this morning. High plus 4. UV
index 5 or moderate.

Tonight:
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 2.

Saturday:
Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance
of showers late in the afternoon and in the evening. Wind becoming southwest
20 km/h near noon. High 6.

Sunday:
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High 9.

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light near noon then
increasing to southwest 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing
to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Today's Weather Trivia:


8 April
1815: It was a time when people walked a lot more or travelled by
stagecoach. Stagecoaches served the travel needs of local people and carried
mail between communities. These horse-drawn carriages ran regularly,
reaching speeds of up to 10 km an hour, depending on the steepness of the
roads and the weather. In winter, they were fitted with sleigh
unners. -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 very low to low levels.

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

Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Saturday, April 09, 2011 Time: 05:14 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 21° Approach: 11° above NW Departure: 20° above NNE

Aldebaran, the bright orange "eye" of Taurus, the bull, is close to the left
of the Moon this evening. Aldebaran is well into the "giant" phase of its
life, so it has puffed up like a big balloon.

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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, April 7, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:00 AM: -3.1°C / Clear / Humidity 53% / Wind SW 2.4 km/h

 Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM: –2.5°C, Humidity 81%,Wind: WSW 11 km/h

 

 

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool:          high +9.1C   low -3.0°C    Max wind: W 29.3 km/h

Western Head: high +9.3°C  low –1.8°C    Max wind:  W 17 km/h

 

Yesterday was a nice day here with temps slightly above seasonal normals.The day was a mix of sun and cloud.The evening was clear and calm with temps near the freezing point dropping to a few degrees below during the overnight hours.

We are expecting another sunny and seasonable day today.Conditions will remain dry through the weekend.

(Normals: Max +7°C / Min -1°C)

Today:
Sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High 7. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight:
A few clouds. Low minus 5.
Friday:
Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High 7.
Saturday:
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High 7.

 

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northerly 10 to 15 near  midnight. Chance of flurries or showers this morning. Temperatures  near plus 3.
 
 
 

 Today's Weather Trivia:

7 April 1898: Winds blew down a trestle bridge on the St. Mary's River near Crowsnest, AB. Strong southwesterlies shook the bridge as 14 workers put the final touches on the 20-m-high span; then, without warning, an extra-strong gust struck it end on and blew it over. Some of the men jumped 4 m to safety on the banks of the coulee, but others fell with the bridge, 16 m or more. Four men died.  -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 very low to low for the next three days.
  • AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
  • Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Friday, April 08, 2011 Time: 04:49 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 17° above NNW Departure: 16° above NNE
Date: Friday, April 08, 2011 Time: 06:23 AM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum Elevation: 17° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 17° above NW
 
  • Aldebaran, the bright orange "eye" of Taurus, the bull, is close to the left of the Moon this evening. Aldebaran is well into the "giant" phase of its life, so it has puffed up like a big balloon.

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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, April 6, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: +1.8°C / Clear / Humidity 76% / Wind W 6.1 km/h

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM: +2.9°C, Humidity 94%,Wind: W 12 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: high +11.4°C low +2.0°C Max wind:44.0 km/h

Western Head:high +8.2°C low +2.7°C

Yesterday was a mild day but it it was also wet and very windy.The day was mostly drizzly and foggy until the late afternoon.By the early evening heavy rains moved through the area.Overnight the rain ended and the sky cleared.

The next few day will be dry but cool.More seasonable temps will return by the weekend.

(Normals: Max +7°C / Min -1°C)


Today
Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of wet flurries this afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near plus 4. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight
Clearing this evening. Wind west 20 km/h. Low minus 2.

Thursday
Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High plus 5.

Friday
Sunny. Low minus 4. High plus 5.

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to 15 near midnight.  Showers and fog patches ending early this morning.
 
 
 

Today's Weather Trivia:

6 April 2007: Slushy frazil ice from Lake Winnipeg created one of the longest ice jams in Manitoba's history and one of the biggest ever seen on the Red River. Selkirk had major flooding, with water rising to homes' floorboards and over car hoods. At the Marine Museum, the water pushed 4 dry-docked ships off their foundations, and sewage poured into the exhibits; museum staff saved what they could. -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 very low to low for the next three days (06 - 08 April).
  • AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
  • Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Thursday, April 07, 2011 Time: 04:24 AM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 19° above NNE Departure: 17° above NNE
Date: Thursday, April 07, 2011 Time: 05:57 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 21° Approach: 11° above NW Departure: 20° above NNE
  • The Pleiades star cluster is in the west at nightfall this evening, above the crescent Moon. The brightest members of the cluster form a tiny dipper. Although those stars are known as the Seven Sisters, only six are easily visible to the unaided eye.

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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, April 5, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:20 AM: +6.3°C / Drizzle / Humidity 89% / Wind SW 13.4 km/h

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM: +4.3C, Humidity 99%,Wind: SSW 17 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: high +9.7°C low –2.9°C Wind:25.7km/h

Western Head:high +7.3°C low +0.5°C

Yesterday started out a bit on the cool side and a little frosty but temps warmed up quickly and the first half of the day was fairly nice.Clouds began to move in by mid-afternoon and temps dropped rapidly.Temps were near the freezing point and some snow began in the evening,changing to hail and rain by midnight.Overnight the temps rebounded to above freezing.

It is quite damp and drizzly here this morning and there will be little to no change in conditions throughout the day.Some clearing will begin tomorrow and the rest of the week will be generally a mix of sun and cloud with seasonal temps.

(Normals: Max +7°C / Min -2C)


Today
Periods of drizzle and fog. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 30 early this morning then increasing to 50 gusting to 80 near noon. High 8 except 12 inland.

Tonight
Periods of drizzle changing to rain early this evening and ending overnight then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog dissipating overnight. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming west 20 near midnight. Low plus 2.

Wednesday
Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 5.

Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High 7.

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 knots veering to southwest 30 early this morning
then increasing to 35 this afternoon with gusts to 45 along the
coast. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 after midnight. Rain
changing to periods of drizzle early this morning then to rain early
this evening and ending overnight. Fog patches dissipating after
midnight.

 
 
 
 

Today's Weather Trivia:

5 April 1922: A young woman wearing very little clothing disappeared into the snowy woods, while the temperatures dipped to -4°C. Villagers from Maniwaki, QC, searched for her or her dead body for 3 days, at times wading up to their armpits in icy-cold water. When found, she was not cold but the flesh was off her feet in places, her toes were turned up and blackened, and her legs were swollen. -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 very low to low with a slight chance for moderate activity (isolated M-class).
  • AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be LOW.
  • Next ISS visible sightings:Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Time: 05:31 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 16° above NNE
  • The Big Dipper stands high tonight. It is in the northeast in early evening, due north around midnight, and in the northwest in the wee hours of the morning. Its brightest star is Alpha Ursae Majoris, which forms the top outer point of the bowl.

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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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Monday, April 4, 2011

Weather conditions in Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada @ 7:20 AM: -2.8°C / Clear / Humidity 64% / Wind NW 1.2 km/h ( #Liverpool #weather #Canada )

 Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM: +0.1C, Humidity 74%,Wind: NW 17 km/h

 

 

Yesterday's min/max:

Liverpool: high +12.1°C  low -3.3°C   Wind:26.9km/h

Western Head:high +12.5°C  low +0.6°C

 

Yesterday was a very nice day here with warm temps along with lots of sunshine.The wind was still somewhat gusty but windchill values were slight.The evening was clear with temps dropping to a few degrees above 0.

Today is expected to be similar to yesterday but some stormy weather is on the way for tonight and tomorrow.Clearing will begin on Wednesday and the rest of the week will be sunny with seasonal temps.

 

 

 

(Normals: Max +6°C / Min -2°C)

Today
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this afternoon. High plus 5 except 9 inland. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight
Cloudy. Wet snow beginning this evening changing to rain near midnight then to periods of drizzle and fog overnight. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southeast 40 gusting to 60 late this evening then southwest 30 overnight. Low plus 1 with temperature rising to 6 by morning.
Tuesday
Periods of drizzle changing to rain early in the evening. Amount 5 mm. Fog. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 8 except 12 inland.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3.

 

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The marine forecast:

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to southerly 10 to 15 early this evening. 
Wind increasing to southeast 30 near midnight then veering to southwest 30 Tuesday morning with gusts to 40 along the coast. 
Snow and rain beginning this evening changing to rain near midnight and ending near noon Tuesday. Rain beginning Tuesday afternoon. 
Fog patches forming this evening. 
 
 
 

 Today's Weather Trivia:

4 April 1951: Tonnes of ice in record high flood waters smashed hundreds of homes in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC. Volunteer boats were used to evacuate hundreds of villagers. The 6-m-thick ice grinding against one house awakened a teenager, who was carried to safety through waist-deep water on a firefighter's shoulders. Some residents chose to stay, cooking their meals on portable stoves in upstairs rooms.-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 very low to low with a slight chance for moderate activity (isolated M-class).
  • AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be LOW.
  • Next ISS visible sightings:Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 Time: 05:07 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 22° Approach: 21° above NNW Departure: 15° above NNE
  • The giant planet Saturn marches across the southern sky this week, shining like a golden beacon all night long. It is low in the east at nightfall and arcs across the south during the night.

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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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Sunday, April 3, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 8:17 AM: +2.6°C / Clear / Humidity 65% / Wind NW 6.1 km

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 8:00 AM: +1.0°C, Humidity 90%,Wind: WNW 16 km/h

Yesterday's min/max temps:

Liverpool: high +5.2C low –0.2C – Western Head:high +5.5C low +0.1C

Yesterday was a cool day with a few light flurries in the air and brisk winds for most of the day.The wind died out in the early evening and temps stayed above freezing through the evening and overnight.

It is quite nice here this morning but we are expecting to see a few showers or flurries later today.Some clearing and warmer temps are expected through this week.

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(Normals: Max +67C / Min -2°C)

Today
Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries this afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h. High 8. UV index 4 or moderate.

Tonight
Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Clearing overnight. Low minus 2.

Monday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the evening. High 8 except plus 4 along parts of the coast.

Tuesday
Showers. Low plus 1. High 9.

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The marine forecast:

Wind west 20 knots veering to
northwest 15 this afternoon then
diminishing to light overnight.
Wind becoming south 15 Monday
evening. Chance of flurries early
this morning. 
 
 
 

Today's Weather Trivia:

3 April 2004: A young man trapped on an ice floe near downtown Selkirk, MB, was rescued by firefighters who waded into flood waters infested with ice chunks, tree trunks, and lawn furniture to save him. He had scrambled over ice floes and through 1-m-high flood water for about 100 m before help came. The sharp edges of the ice bloodied and bruised him, and he was subdued by hypothermia.

-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 LOW.

  • Next ISS visible sightings:Date: Monday, April 04, 2011 Time: 06:15 AM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 15° above NNE
  • The brightest stars of Corvus, the crow, outline a shape like a sail. It flutters in the southeast this evening. Telescopes reveal a puff of light near the top of the sail. Known as NGC 4361, it is a planetary nebula -- a star that's in its death throes.

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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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