Saturday, April 23, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: -2.8C / Clear / Humidity 77% / Wind calm


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
-0.8, Humidity 97%,Wind: calm.

Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low -3.6C high +12.8C Max wind: NW 20.8 km/h

Western Head: low -1.2C high +12.4C Max wind: S 27 gust 40

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We had a fairly nice day here yesterday with temps reaching the double
digits.The wind was a little brisk and cool and did make it feel a little
cooler.The evening saw clouds move into the area and temps drop to near
freezing.Overnight the sky cleared,temps dropped below freezing and there is
a heavy frost here this morning.
Showers are expected later today with more steadier rain tonight.We are
expecting cloudy and wet conditions to be with for the next week.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +11C / Min +2C)

Today:
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon with a few showers beginning late
this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon.
High 8. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight:
Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches developing near midnight.
Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50
overnight. Low plus 4 with temperature rising to 8 by morning.
Sunday:
Periods of rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of
showers. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the afternoon. Amount 2 to
4 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h
gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 11
except temperature steady near 8 along parts of the coast.
Monday:
Cloudy. Low plus 2. High 11.

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The marine forecast:
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to south 10 to 15 knots early this afternoon
and to southeast 20 to 25 this evening. Wind veering to southwest 30
overnight then diminishing to 20 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to
west 15 Sunday evening. Periods of rain beginning this evening and
ending Sunday morning. Fog patches forming overnight.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
23 April 1909: Lightning struck telephone wires near the Ontario Powder
Company's office in Tweed, ON. The electrical charge ran into the building's
engine room, knocking a big hole in the wall and shaking up workmen. A few
metres away stood a carload of dynamite, but fortunately it was untouched.
Lightning also damaged the town's electric plant, telephone office, and
outside telegraph communications. -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 bemoderate for the next three
days.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 Time: 09:16 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 24° Approach: 24° above NNW Departure: 10° above NE
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 Time: 10:52 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 18° above NNW Departure: 19° above N
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Hydra, the water snake, is the largest of all the 88 constellations. It
winds about a quarter of the way around the entire sky. And right now, the
whole thing is in view after about 11 p.m., when its tail snakes into view
in the southeast.

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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 22, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:10 AM: 0.0C / Clear / Humidity 73% / Wind NW 3.6 km/h

Photo:West cam @ time of posting

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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+0.6C, Humidity 92%,Wind: NW 13 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low -0.4C high +9.8C Max wind: W 26.9 km/h

Western Head: low -0.1C high +9.7C Max wind: W 24 gust 38

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It turned out to be a fairly decent day yesterday with mild temps and some
sunshine even though there were a few brief showers through the late
afternoon.The evening was clear and calm with overnight temps dropping to
the freezing point.
It is cool here this morning but is expected to warm up to the seasonal high
as the day progresses.Some showers are expected today and tomorrow with more
steady rain moving in for next week.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +10C / Min +2C)

Today
Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of flurries early this
morning then sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming
light this afternoon. High 9. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight
A few clouds. Low minus 2.
Saturday
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon with 60 percent chance of
showers in the evening. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 late in
the afternoon. High 10 except 6 along parts of the coast.
Sunday
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. High
13. MondayCloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. High 11.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to north 15 this morning
and to light this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 15 Saturday
afternoon and to 20 to 25 Saturday evening. Chance of showers early
this morning. Periods of rain beginning Saturday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
22 April 2007: Fishing Lake (SK) rose to record high levels (with 30-40 cm
to come). Some residents built wave breakers and filled sandbags; others
packed up and left. Winds tossed ice slabs onto lakefronts and beaches,
crushing piers, downing trees, and shoving sheds and boats inland. Hammered
by ice and 1-m waves, dykes broke, flooding homes and cabins. Early seeded
crops rotted under submerged fields. -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.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011 Time: 08:51 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 43° Approach: 40° above NW Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011 Time: 10:27 PM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 19° Approach: 18° above NNW Departure: 16° above NNE
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Look high in the east as darkness falls for yellow-orange Arcturus, the
brightest star in the evening sky at this time of year. Well to its lower
left is Corona Borealis, the northern crown, a semicircle of stars that
opens to the upper 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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Thursday, April 21, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:45 AM: +4.6C / Overcast / Humidity 87% / Wind W 2.4 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+4.9C, Humidity 100%,Wind: W 8 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:
Liverpool: low +1.3C high +4.6C Max wind: E 19.5 km/h
Western Head: low +2.3C high +5.0C Max wind: E 35 gust 49
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It was a miserable day here yesterday with a cold rain persisting through
the day along with a cold wind.The rain mostly ended in the evening but
temps remained cool.
We may see some improvement today as clearing is expected and warmer temps
are on the way for the next few days.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +10C / Min +2C)
Today
Periods of drizzle ending early this morning then cloudy with sunny periods.
Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High
7. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight
Clearing this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 2.
Friday
Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the
afternoon. High 7.
Saturday
Sunny. Low zero. High 10.
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The marine forecast:
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 early this morning
then increasing to west 25 to 30 near noon. Wind diminishing to
north 15 Friday morning and to light Friday afternoon. Chance of
showers today. Fog dissipating this afternoon.
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Today's Weather Trivia:
21 April 1855: A vicious wind storm struck the harbour in Collingwood, ON.
Found among the strewn debris were broken planks, roof parts, bedding, and
stove pipes. Three boats were tossed inland and smashed to pieces. Ice more
than a 0.5 m thick crashed into the pier. The harbour water rose and fell
1.5 m in less than 5 minutes. Suddenly the harbour was ice-free and
navigation could commence in a week. -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 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 21, 2011 Time: 10:02 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 25° Approach: 24° above NNW Departure: 14° above NE
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The Lyrid meteor shower is at its best tonight. Unfortunately, the bright
gibbous Moon, which rises after midnight, fills the sky with light,
overpowering most of the meteors. If you can escape city lights, though, a
few may shine through.
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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 20, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:45 AM: +3.3C / Overcast / Humidity 60% / Wind NE 3.3 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+4.0°C, Humidity 86%,Wind: NNE 5 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:
Liverpool: low +3.4C high +7.8C Max wind: SW 15.9 km/h
Western Head: low +3.9C high +8.5C Max wind: SSW 19
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We had a wet and cool day here yesterday with off and on rain showers from
daylight 'til dark.The rain tapered off in the evening and temps dropped to
a few degrees above freezing.Total rainfall measured at the Western Head
station was 8.3 mm.
There will be little to no change in conditions today as the current low
stays with us until Friday.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +10C / Min +1C)
Today
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this morning. Rain or drizzle
beginning this afternoon. Fog patches developing late this afternoon. Wind
becoming northeast 20 km/h this morning then southeast 30 gusting to 50 near
noon. High 6. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight
Rain changing to drizzle overnight. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches. Wind
southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 near
midnight. Temperature rising to 8 by morning.
Thursday
Drizzle ending in the morning then clearing. Fog patches dissipating in
the morning. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 9.
Friday
Sunny. Low zero. High 7.
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The marine forecast:
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southeast 25 knots this afternoon then
veering to southwest 25 near midnight. Wind veering to west 30 near
noon Thursday. A few showers early this morning. Showers tonight.
Fog forming early this evening and dissipating near noon Thursday.
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Today's Weather Trivia:
20 April 1909: Broken ice blocking the Chaudière River in Québec forced
water over its banks in all directions. Water filled the town of
Beauceville, QC, 3 m deep, its main street resembling a Venetian canal.
Cellars flooded, extinguishing furnaces. Verandas, kiosks, trees, fences,
and wooden sidewalks floated down the river. A young boy turned the floating
sidewalks into an improvised ferry service. -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 LOW.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Time: 09:34 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 45° Approach: 10° above W Departure: 11° above NE
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A supergiant leads the Moon across the sky early tomorrow: Antares, the
bright orange star to the Moon's right or lower right. It is one of the
biggest stars in the galaxy, with a diameter equal to six times the distance
from Earth to 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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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:30 AM: +4.1°C / Overcast / Humidity 78% / Wind SW 6.1 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+4.2°C, Humidity 95%,Wind: SSW 19 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +2.5°C high +13.9°C Max wind: SW 30.5 km/h

Western Head: low +3.5°C high +12.8°C Max wind: WSW 38 gust 59

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We had a nice day here yesterday with warm temps and a fair amount of
sunshine.Clouds moved into the area in the early evening but temps stayed
mild overnight.
We are expecting some light showers today and they will be with us for the
next couple of days.Clearing by the end of the week but more precip is
possible on Sunday.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +10°C / Min +1°C)

Today:
Showers. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches developing this morning. Wind
southwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 7.

Tonight:
Showers ending early this evening then cloudy. Low plus 1.

Wednesday:
Cloudy. Showers beginning early in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog
patches developing late in the afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming
southeast 30 gusting to 50 near noon. High 6.

Thursday:
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. High 12.
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 1. High 9.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southwesterly 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening
then increasing to east 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to
southeast 25 Wednesday afternoon. A few showers today. Showers
beginning near noon Wednesday. Fog patches forming this morning and
dissipating near midnight. Fog patches reforming Wednesday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
19 April 2006: Gale-force winds and 35 mm of mixed rain and snow blasted the
Maritimes. Road crews scrambled to reinstall snowblades on their equipment.
A big rig, minus its roof, was found near Seal Island Bridge to Cape Breton
Island. A group of daredevil tractor-trailer drivers had crossed the bridge
side by side to get an empty trailer across in the high winds. In Prince
Edward Island, heavy surf delayed the start of lobster season. -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 low levels.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be MODERATE.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Time: 09:09 PM Duration: 5 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 61° Approach: 10° above SW Departure: 12° above ENE
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Time: 10:45 PM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 22° Approach: 11° above WNW Departure: 22° above NW
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The Moon tackles the scorpion head-on tonight. As the Moon rises in late
evening, the stars that outline the scorpion's head line up to its lower
left. The scorpion's brightest star, orange Antares, is a good bit below
them.

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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 18, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:30 AM: +3.0°C / Partly clear / Humidity 87% / Wind SE 11 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+3.9°C, Humidity 98%,Wind: SSW 22 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +2.1C high +8.4°C Max wind: SE 40.3 km/h

Western Head: low +1.6°C high +8.1°C Max wind: SE 63 gust 80

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We had a wet and windy day here for most of yesterday with periods of heavy
rainfall for most of the morning and part of the afternoon.Total rainfall
was 5.6 mm.Clearing began in the early evening and the late evening and
overnight hours were clear.
Today is expected to be mostly sunny but most of the rest of the week will
be cloudy and wet.Clearing should begin by the end of the week.Temps will be
within seasonal normals.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +10°C / Min 1°C)

Today:
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers this morning.
Becoming sunny this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 8.
UV index 6 or high.

Tonight:
A few clouds. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low plus 2.

Tuesday:
Increasing cloudiness then showers beginning late in the morning and
ending in the evening. Clearing late in the evening. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog
patches developing near noon. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming west 20 in the
morning. High 6.

Wednesday:
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. High 6.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 overnight and to
light Tuesday evening. Rain beginning Tuesday morning and ending
Tuesday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
18 April 1893: A journalist's account of "bucking snow" on the railroad:
Between Craik and Saskatoon [SK], I counted 195 "snow tunnels," ... from 200
yd. to half a mile [long]. I stood ... on ... drifts and stepped ... to the
roof of the locomotive ... The engine struck a drift with such force [that
it threw a block of snow] ... 50 ft. ... that ... 3 men could not move. We
shovelled and "bucked" ... through 44 drifts. -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: Monday, April 18, 2011 Time: 08:41 PM Duration: 4 minutes Maximum Elevation: 19° Approach: 11° above S Departure: 10° above E

Date: Monday, April 18, 2011 Time: 10:15 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation: 37° Approach: 10° above WSW Departure: 37° above WNW
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The Moon lines up with the "claws" of the scorpion tonight. As they rise in
late evening, the star Zubenelgenubi, "the southern claw," is just to the
left of the Moon, with Zubeneschamali, "the northern claw," farther to the
left. Today they are part of the constellation Libra.

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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 17, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: +2.4°C / Overcast / Humidity 77% / Wind SE 7.3 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+3.4°C, Humidity 92%,Wind: ESE 47 km/h gust 58 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low -4.0°C high 6.8°C Max wind: SE 23.2 km/h

Western Head: low -3.3°C high +5.7°C Max wind: SSE 30

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It wasn't much of a day here yesterday with cool temps,periods of drizzle
and even some hail.Low temps were below seasonal normals and felt colder in
the brisk winds.Overnight the wind switched to a more southerly direction
and temps are mild here this morning.We are expecting lots of wind and rain
today as a system moves through the area.Clearing will begin tomorrow but
the rest of the week will be generally cloudy.Temps will be within the
seasonable ranges.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +9°C / Min 1°C)

Today:
Cloudy. Rain beginning early this morning. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches
developing this morning. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 70. High 8.

Tonight:
Rain ending this evening then cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of
showers overnight. Fog patches dissipating this evening. Wind southeast 40
km/h gusting to 70 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 this evening. Low
plus 3.

Monday:
Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of showers early in the
morning then sunny with cloudy periods. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to
50. High 8.

Tuesday:
Cloudy. Low plus 4. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to 35 this morning then
diminishing to southwest 25 to 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to
southwest 20 Monday afternoon. Rain and fog patches beginning this
morning and ending this evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
17 April 2007: Northeasterlies drove the 30-cm-thick spring ice pack (some
of it harder, stronger old ice) against the coast of Newfoundland and
Labrador, the worst conditions in 30 years. A wind shift tightened the ice,
trapping over 100 vessels, damaging many. As icebreakers began smashing
through the ice, helicopters rescued some 50 fishers; 500 others waited in
cold, damp weather for nearly 3 weeks. -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 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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Spica, the brightest star of Virgo, rises above the full Moon tonight and
tracks the Moon across the sky. What we see as Spica is actually two massive
stars that are separated by about 10 million miles -- a fraction of the
distance from Earth to 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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