Saturday, April 16, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: -3.7°C / Clear / Humidity 54% / Wind NW 3.6 km/h

Photo:Saturn,currently the brightest object in the sky next to the
Moon,shining through the clouds last night.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
-3.0°C, Humidity 79%,Wind: NNW 10 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low -4.1C high +8.9°C Max wind: NW 20.8 km/h

Western Head: low -2.5°C high +7.8°C Max wind: NNW 18 gust 29

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We had a sunny day here yesterday with seasonable temps.The wind was
northerly for most of the day causing temps to feel a little cooler.The
evening was partially clear with temps dropping to near the freezing
point.Overnight the temps dropped to below 0.
Today is expected to be sunny and seasonable but there is lots of rain on
the way for tomorrow.Clearing by Monday with a couple of nice days expected
before the next rain event moves through the area by the middle of next
week.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +9°C / Min 1°C)

Today:
Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind becoming south 20
km/h near noon. High plus 5. UV index 6 or high.

Tonight:
Cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain before morning. Wind south 20 km/h
becoming southeast 30 gusting to 50 this evening. Low minus 1 with
temperature rising to plus 5 by morning.

Sunday:
Rain ending early in the evening then cloudy periods. Amount 25 mm. Fog
patches developing in the morning. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60
becoming south 50 gusting to 70 near noon then southwest 30 in the evening.
High 9 except 13 inland.

Monday:
A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 10.

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and
to 20 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Sunday
morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 30 Sunday evening. Rain
beginning Sunday morning and ending Sunday evening. Fog patches
forming Sunday morning.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
16 April 1922: The Chief Inspector from Edmonton, AB, and an agent from the
Revenue Department paid a surprise visit to a home on the edge of the city.
They found their way through a blinding snowstorm by following brewery-like
fumes wafting in the wind. The odour, detectable from 3 blocks away, was a
mash in the process of fermentation, which the house occupant had to explain
to a skeptical court. -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.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Time: 09:51 PM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 25° Approach: 10° above SW Departure: 25° above SW
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The planet Saturn shines like a bright golden star to the upper left of the
Moon this evening. They are low in the sky as darkness falls, forming a
beautiful triangle with the star Spica, which is to the Moon's lower left.

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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 15, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:20 AM: -0.2°C / Clear / Humidity 62% / Wind NW 8.5 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+0.1°C, Humidity 81%,Wind: NW 14 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low -1.0C high +15.5°C Max wind: S 24.4 km/h

Western Head: low +1.4°C high +15.0C Max wind: S 40 km/h

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We had a warm day here yesterday with highs reaching the mid teens under
partly clear skies.The evening was mostly overcast with temps in the mid
single digits.Overnight the temps dipped to slightly below freezing as high
pressure and clear skies moved into the area.
We are expecting a couple of sunny days with seasonable high temps before
some rain moves into the area on Sunday.Overnight lows over the next 2 days
will be below normal.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +9°C / Min +1°C)

Today:
Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High 6. UV
index 7 or high.

Tonight:
Clear. Low minus 5 except minus 10 in low lying areas.

Saturday:
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h early in the
evening. High plus 4.

Sunday:
Rain. Low minus 2. High 10.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to north 20 early this morning
then diminishing to 15 near noon. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15
this afternoon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind
increasing to southeast 10 to 15 Saturday morning and to 15 to 20
Saturday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
15 April 1941: A Winnipeg resident living along the Assiniboine River was
preparing for bed when he heard odd noises in the basement. Thinking it was
a burglar, he descended the stairs to repel the intruder. To his amazement
he found the basement under nearly a metre of water. The noise? Empty wine
jugs bobbing and clinking against each other. -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.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Time: 10:54 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 24° above NW Departure: 24° above NW
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The Moon forms a tall, skinny wedge with the planet Saturn and the star
Spica tonight. They are in the eastern sky at nightfall. Saturn looks like a
bright golden star well to the lower left of the Moon, with Spica directly
below Saturn.

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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 14, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: +7.5°C / Light rain / Humidity 91% / Wind S 12.2 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+6.6°C, Humidity 99%,Wind: S 40 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +2.2C high +7.5°C Max wind: SE 26.9 km/h

Western Head: low +2.5°C high +5.8°C Max wind: ESE 28 km/h

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There was quite a change in the weather here yesterday from what it was the
day before.Temps were cool through the day and there were periods of rain
with occasional ice pellets mixed in.The rain lasted all day and overnight
and it is still raining.The rain should end later this morning and we should
see some clearing.Temps will be back to more seasonal values and the rest of
the week should be generally clear.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +9°C / Min 0°C)

Today:
Periods of rain ending late this morning then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 mm.
Fog patches dissipating late this morning. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50
becoming southwest 20 late this morning. High 11. UV index 3 or moderate.

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

Friday:
Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. High 6.

Saturday:
Sunny. Low minus 7. High plus 4.


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The marine forecast:

Wind southeast 25 knots veering to south 30 early this morning then
diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind veering to
north 20 to 25 after midnight then diminishing to northeast 15 near
noon Friday. Wind diminishing to light Friday evening. Periods of
rain ending near noon with a risk of thunderstorms. Chance of
showers tonight. Fog patches dissipating this evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
14 April 1911: Large winter snowfalls, a late and slow spring thaw, and
heavy, warm rainfall turned the Nolan and Junction creeks in Sudbury, ON,
into torrents. The water rose swiftly and residents retreated to the second
storey or vacated their home. Rescuers canoed through the Queen's Hotel
cellar, saving a great deal of material. One resident lost 50 cords of wood;
others swam their horses to safety. -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 with the chance for
M-class activity increasing during the next three days.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be LOW.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011 Time: 04:38 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 42° Approach: 42° above ESE Departure: 10° above ESE
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011 Time: 06:11 AM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 10° above SW
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The Big Dipper stands high in the north late tonight, its bowl spilling its
contents toward the northern horizon. Leo, the lion, stands in the
southwest, while Cygnus, the swan, soars through the Milky Way in the
northeast.

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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 13, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:40 AM: +2.4°C / Mosly overcast / Humidity 60% / Wind calm

Photo: Last night's moon taken through my telescope.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+3.5°C, Humidity 84%,Wind: NNE 9 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +1.5C high +16.7°C Max wind: NW 33.0 km/h

Western Head: low +4.7°C high +17.4°C Max wind: NW 35 gust 49

It was a beautiful day here yesterday with afternoon temps well above normal
along with mostly clear skies.The evening was clear and calm with temps mild
and in the upper single digits.Overnight some clouds moved into the area and
we are expecting them to be with us for the day.Rain will begin tonight and
persist into tomorrow.Cooler air will be moving in for the weekend and
there's a slight chance we may see a little flurry activity on Sunday.Temps
will begin to rebound early next week.


Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +9°C / Min 0°C)

Today
Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers late this afternoon.
Wind becoming east 20 km/h early this morning then increasing to 40 gusting
to 60 late this morning. High 6. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight
Periods of rain. Risk of thundershowers before morning. Amount 5 mm. Fog
patches. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southeast 30 gusting to 50
this evening then becoming south 30 gusting to 50 after midnight.
Temperature steady near 7.

Thursday
Rain ending in the morning then cloudy. Risk of thundershowers early in
the morning. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind south
30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the morning. Wind becoming northwest
20 late in the afternoon. High 12.

Friday
Sunny. Low minus 1. High plus 4.

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The marine forecast:

Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots veering to southeast 15 to 20 this
morning then increasing to 25 early this evening. Wind veering to
south 30 Thursday morning then diminishing to west 15 near noon
Thursday. Showers beginning near noon and ending Thursday afternoon
with a risk of thunderstorms. Fog patches forming early this evening
and dissipating Thursday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
13 April 2005: A small patrol of Canadian soldiers driving snowmobiles
fanned out across the Arctic archipelago on sovereignty manoeuvres. They
reached Isachsen 4 days later. High winds rocked trailers on huge I-frames
and wheels 1 m in diameter. Despite severely reduced visibility, the patrol
arrived within 500 m of its destination. The worst anyone suffered after
the -30°C trek was minor frostbite.-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 LOW.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 Time: 04:15 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 27° Approach: 27° above ENE Departure: 10° above E
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 Time: 05:46 AM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 30° Approach: 10° above WNW Departure: 11° above SSE
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Regulus, the brightest star of Leo, the lion, hovers close to the Moon
tonight. They are high in the sky at nightfall, with the star a little to
the Moon's left or upper left, and they set in the wee hours of the morning

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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 12, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:45 AM: +10.6°C / Showers / Humidity 89% / Wind SW 18.3 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+5.6°C, Humidity 100%,Wind: SSW 26 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +4.7C high +11.6°C Max wind: S 31.8 km/h

Western Head: low +2.8°C high +8.7°C Max wind: S 50 km/h

We had a wet and windy day here yesterday with some heavy rains in the early
afternoon.Winds were strong through most of the day and into the evening.The
rain ended in the late afternoon but drizzle and fog persisted through the
evening and overnight.The thunderstorms that were forecast did not happen
here.
It is very warm here this morning and there are still a few showers moving
through the area.Clearing should begin later this morning and today is
expected to be sunny and warm.We may see a few more showers tomorrow but the
rest of the week will sunny with seasonable temps.


Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +8C / Min 0°C)

Today:
Showers ending this morning then clearing. Fog patches dissipating this
morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40
this morning then becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 near noon. Temperature
steady near 10. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight:
Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting
to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.

Wednesday:
Cloudy. A few showers beginning early in the afternoon. Wind becoming
east 20 km/h late in the morning then southeast 30 gusting to 50 late in the
afternoon. High 6.

Thursday:
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 11.

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 20 this morning
then veering to northwest 15 this afternoon. Wind veering to
northeast 15 overnight then to east 15 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind
increasing to southeast 35 Wednesday evening. Periods of rain and
fog banks ending near noon with a risk of thunderstorms. A few
showers beginning near noon Wednesday with a risk of thunderstorms.
Fog patches forming Wednesday evening.

Today's Weather Trivia:
12 April 2005: Responding to a break-in in Port Colborne, ON, police saw a
man running from the crime scene. He fled to the Welland Canal and was
warned not to jump. The weather was dry, but at 5.7°C, and the water colder,
it was hardly warm enough for a swim. He jumped anyway and swam across the
canal, where he hung onto the edge until the fire department fished him out.


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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 MODERATE.

Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Time: 05:21 AM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 85° Approach: 13° above WNW Departure: 10° above ESE


Under a dark, clear sky, you may see a couple of thousand stars. The
brightest is Sirius, which is well up in the south-southwest in early
evening. The faintest stars visible to the unaided eye are only about one
one-thousandth as bright as Sirius.

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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 11, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:24 AM: +4.8°C / Light rain / Humidity 82% / Wind SW 8.5 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+4.0°C, Humidity 97%,Wind: SSW 14 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +0.4C high +13.0°C Max wind: SW 29.3 km/h

Western Head: low -0.2C high +8.1°C Max wind: SSW 40 km/h

It was a fairly nice day here yesterday with warm temps and mostly clear
skies.The sky remained mostly clear throughout most of the evening with
clouds moving in in the late evening.Overnight some rain began and we are
expecting a fair amount today.Winds will be gusty and there is a chance of
some thundershowers this afternoon.The rain will be with us for most of the
week with clearing not expected until Thursday.


Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +8°C / Min 0°C)

oday:
Periods of rain. Risk of thundershowers this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10
mm. Fog patches developing this morning. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50.
High 8.

Tonight:
Periods of rain. Risk of thundershowers this evening and after midnight.
Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
southwest 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Temperature steady near 7.

Tuesday:
Periods of rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance
of showers. Clearing in the evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches
dissipating in the morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
west 20 gusting to 40 in the morning then becoming northwest 20 gusting to
40 late in the afternoon. High 10.

Wednesday:
Periods of rain. Low plus 2. High plus 4.

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The marine forecast:

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to south 20 to 25 early this
morning then veering to southwest 25 to 30 this afternoon with gusts
to 35 along the coast. Wind becoming west 25 near noon Tuesday then
diminishing to north 15 Tuesday evening. Periods of rain beginning
early this morning. Risk of thunderstorms this evening changing to
periods of drizzle near midnight then to a few showers Tuesday
morning and ending Tuesday afternoon. Fog banks forming late this
morning and dissipating near noon Tuesday.

Today's Weather Trivia:
11 April 1921: Pictou County, NS, was gripped by one of its worst ever
freezing-rain storms. A torrent of rain became freezing rain by evening,
encasing the region in a heavy coating of ice. The weight of the crystal
sheen caused trees to give way, carrying wires with them and disrupting
public utilities. Many of New Glasgow's treasured ornamental and fruit trees
were permanently damaged. -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 MODERATE.

Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Time: 04:56 AM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 35° Approach: 18° above NW Departure: 30° above NE


The first-quarter Moon sails across the southwestern quadrant of the sky
this evening. It lines up with the bright "twins" of Gemini, the stars
Pollux and Castor, which are to the Moon's upper right as darkness falls.

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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 10, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:50 AM: +0.6°C / Overcast / Humidity 79% / Wind SW 2.4 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+0.9°C, Humidity 96%,Wind: WSW 7 km/h

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: high +13.7°C low -2.3C Max wind: SW 23.2 km/h

Western Head: high +8.4°C low -1.8°C Max wind: SW 19 km/h


We had another nice day here yesterday with warm temps and mostly sunny
skies.Temps stayed above freezing in the evening as clouds moved into the
area.
This morning it is overcast and the sky will remain cloudy today with rain
on the way for tomorrow.


Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +7°C / Min -1°C)

Today:
Sunny. High 8. UV index 6 or high.

Tonight:
Cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy near midnight with 60 percent chance of
showers overnight. Wind becoming south 20 km/h after midnight. Low plus 4.

Monday:
Periods of rain. Risk of thundershowers in the evening. Amount 5 to 10
mm. Fog along the coast. Wind south 30 km/h becoming southwest 40 gusting to
60 early in the evening. High 8.

Tuesday:
Showers. Low 6. High 13.

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The marine forecast:

Wind light increasing to southwest 10 to 15 knots this morning and to
south 20 to 25 late this evening. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 30
Monday afternoon. Periods of rain and a few thunderstorms beginning
overnight. Fog patches forming Monday morning.

Today's Weather Trivia:
10 April 2004: Summer wear and outdoor activities ruled as coastal British
Columbia basked in record high mid-20s temperatures. Motorcyclists,
bicyclists, and motorists in convertibles cruised the highways and byways of
Vancouver Island, where Port Alberni hit a scorching 26°C. About 50 of BC's
80 weather stations recorded new highs for the day, with Vancouver topping
18.5°C and Abbotsford 25.2°C. -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 very low.

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

Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 Time: 04:32 AM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 22° Approach: 21° above N Departure: 21° above NNE
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 Time: 06:05 AM Duration: 6 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 78° Approach: 10° above WNW Departure: 10° above ESE

Alkes, one of the brightest stars of the constellation Crater, the cup,
which is in the southeast at nightfall, is 175 light-years away, so the
light we see from the star tonight actually began its journey toward Earth
175 years ago.

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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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