Saturday, April 30, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:40 AM,April 30,2011: +9.6C / Overcast / Humidity 88% / Wind SW 1.2 km/h

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+6.6C, Humidity 100%,Wind: WSW 6 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +6.6C high +15.9C Max wind: SW 24.4 km/h

Western Head: low +5.3C high +11.2C Max wind: SSW 31 km/h

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We had a mostly cloudy day here yesterday with warm temps and a little
rain.Most of the rain ended by noon and the afternoon and evening were
cloudy with foggy periods.
More showers are expected today and tomorrow.There's a good possibility we
will see the sun on Monday and then it's back to cloudy conditions.Temps are
expected to be generally in the seasonal range.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +12C / Min +3C)

Today:
Cloudy. Fog patches this morning. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this
afternoon. High 14. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight:Cloudy. A few showers beginning this evening. Wind north 20 km/h
becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 this evening. Low plus 4.
Sunday:A few showers ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Wind northeast 30
km/h gusting to 50. High 8.
Monday:Sunny. Low plus 2. High 15.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to north 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and to
20 to 25 near midnight. Wind veering to northeast 25 to 30 Sunday
afternoon. Chance of showers. Fog banks dissipating this evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
Repeated lightning struck Echo Vale in the Lac Megantic district of Quebec,
shattering thousands of trees and scattering wood fragments. The fragments
ranged from the size of a toothpick to over 0.5 m long. Lightning also
entered the ground, tearing up both soil and tree roots. In at least one
incident, lightning peeled bark from a tree in a spiral form, curling off 10
m of bark.
-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 for the next two days (30 April - 01 May). Very low to
low levels are expected on day three (02 May) as Regions 1199
(N18W62) and 1195 (S15W65) rotate off the west limb.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be LOW.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 Time: 08:59 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 27° Approach: 22° above NNW Departure: 10° above ENE
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 Time: 10:33 PM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 38° Approach: 16° above WNW Departure: 38° above W
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Venus, the "morning star," lines up to the right of the Moon about 40
minutes or so before sunrise tomorrow. Fainter Mercury is to the lower left
of Venus, with Jupiter farther along the same line. Binoculars will help you
find 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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:48 AM: +11.3C / Drizzle - Fog / Humidity 91% / Wind S 14.6 km/h

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+7.3C, Humidity 100%,Wind: S 29 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +6.3C high +19.7C Max wind: SW 36.7 km/h

Western Head: low +5.8C high +11.1C Max wind: SSW 35 gust 45

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Yesterday was another wet day here with drizzle and fog for most of the day
along with periodic thundershowers and heavier rain.The evening was breezy
with more rain.Temps were mild and well above seasonal normals for the high.
The revised forecast is for the cloudy,wet weather to be with us into next
week......oh,yay....
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +12C / Min +3C)

Today:
Showers ending this afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle
or showers. Risk of thundershowers this morning. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog
patches. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 near noon.
Temperature steady near 14 except near 9 along parts of the coast. UV index
3 or moderate.
Tonight:
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle or showers. Fog patches. Wind
southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 6.
Saturday:
Cloudy with sunny periods. A few showers beginning early in the evening. Fog
patches dissipating in the morning. High 12 except 17 inland.
Sunday:
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to 15 near noon then becoming
variable 10 to 15 overnight. Wind becoming northwest 15 Saturday
evening. Periods of rain ending early this evening with a risk of
thunderstorms. Chance of showers beginning Saturday evening. Fog
banks dissipating Saturday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
29 April 1875: A fierce gale blew most of the day in the London, ON, area.
On the outskirts, the wind ripped boards from fences and sent them hurtling
through the air, lifted roof shingles, and tossed bricks afar. Pedestrians
found their progress accelerated or impeded. In the city, the west and south
walls of a newly constructed building swayed with the wind and scaffolding
was carried away.
-Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather
Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


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Sky Events:

Solar Activity:
The geomagnetic field is
expected to remain at mostly quiet levels for day 1 (29 April) of
the forecast period. On days 2 and 3 (30 April - 01 May), unsettled
to active levels with isolated periods of minor storming are
expected, due to the arrival of a coronal hole high-speed stream.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011 Time: 10:09 PM Duration: 1 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 52° Approach: 30° above NW Departure: 50° above NE

SHUTTLE 'ENDEAVOUR':
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011 Time: 09:34 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 21° Approach: 18° above NNW Departure: 16° above ENE
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The planet Venus and the Moon stand due east about 30 or 40 minutes before
sunrise, low in the sky, with Venus directly below the Moon. Venus is 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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Thursday, April 28, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:45 AM: +6.5C / Overcast / Humidity 90% / Wind SE 6.5 km/h

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+6.4C, Humidity 100%,Wind: SSE 2 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +4.0C high +19.2C Max wind: W 15.9 km/h

Western Head: low +4.6C high +16.9C Max wind: W 21 gust 33

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We had a very warm and humid day here yesterday.There were some periods of
heavy showers throughout the morning and early afternoon.Most of the precip
ended late in the afternoon and the evening was mild and foggy.Temps
remained mild through the overnight hours.
More showers are expected today and tomorrow.Clearing should begin on
Saturday.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +12C / Min +2C)

Today:
Periods of drizzle or showers with risk of thundershowers. Amount 2 mm. Fog
retreating to the coast this morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming
southwest 40 gusting to 60 near noon. High 9 except 15 inland.
Tonight:
Periods of drizzle or showers with risk of thundershowers. Amount 5 mm. Fog
spreading inland this evening. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low 8.
Friday:
Showers ending late in the afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog
retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 9
except 13 inland.
Saturday:
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 14.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind south 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 this
morning and to 25 to 30 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to
southwest 15 to 20 Friday morning and to 10 to 15 near noon Friday.
Showers changing to periods of rain this afternoon and ending Friday
morning. Risk of thunderstorms today and tonight. Fog banks
dissipating near noon Friday.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
28 April 1955: Skies were mostly cloudy over Manitoba. Around 9 p.m. the
weather cleared and an intensely bright ball appeared: 15 cm in diameter
with a tail of light streaming behind. Winnipeg and Brandon newspapers and
radio stations received a torrent of calls. A West Kildonan resident said
the light was "pure white" and the missile looked like a skyrocket. It was
likely a meteorite.
-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
for the next three days (28-30 April).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Time: 09:45 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 27° Approach: 22° above NNW Departure: 18° above ENE
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Time: 11:18 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13° Approach: 10° above WNW Departure: 13° above WNW
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Alphecca, the brightest star of Corona Borealis, the northern crown, is in
the east-northeast at nightfall, and climbs the eastern sky later on.
Alphecca consists of two stars. One is similar to the Sun, while the other
is much larger and brighter.

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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 27, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:40 AM: +4.1C / Light rain / Humidity 85% / Wind calm

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+4.7C, Humidity 100%,Wind: E 8 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +4.0C high +7.8C Max wind: NE 9.7 km/h

Western Head: low +5.0C high +6.8C Max wind: ENE 14 km/h

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We had a wet day here yesterday with some periods of heavy downpours during
some early afternoon thunder showers.Temps were cool and winds were brisk
for most of the day.There was some temporary clearing in the late afternoon
and the evening was calm and foggy.
More rain is expected today with no clearing expected until the weekend.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +12C / Min +2C)

Today
Periods of rain or drizzle ending this afternoon then cloudy. Risk of
thundershowers early this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog retreating to the
coast this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this morning. High 10
except 15 inland.
Tonight
Cloudy. Periods of rain or drizzle beginning this evening. Risk of
thundershowers overnight. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog spreading inland this
evening. Low 9.
Thursday
Periods of rain or drizzle ending in the morning then cloudy with sunny
periods. Periods of drizzle or showers beginning late in the afternoon.
Amount 2 mm. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. Wind becoming south
30 km/h in the morning. High 10 except 16 inland.
Friday
Showers. Low 9. High 12.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southwest 10 to 15 knots early this morning
and to 20 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 this
evening then increasing to 20 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to
southwest 25 Thursday afternoon. Chance of showers changing to
periods of rain this morning and ending Thursday morning. Risk of
thunderstorms today and tonight. A few showers beginning Thursday
evening. Fog banks.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
27 April 2008: New Brunswick experienced its worst flooding in 35 years
along the Saint John River, affecting some 1,600 properties and causing $50
million or so in damages. Riverside basements filled with smelly,
debris-laden waters. Rising waters forced the closure of the New Brunswick
legislature. Harried employees at Beaverbrook Art Gallery rushed artworks up
from the basement.
-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 atvery low to low levels for the next three
days (27-29 April).
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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: 09:20 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 19° Approach: 18° above NNW Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Time: 10:55 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 24° Approach: 24° above NW Departure: 24° above NW
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Several famous constellations highlight this evening's sky. At nightfall,
the "twins" of Gemini stand almost straight up from the western horizon.
Leo, the lion, is high in the south, while Virgo and Hercules are just
climbing into view in the east.

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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 26, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:30 AM: +5.2C / Light rain / Humidity 83% / Wind SW 2.4 km/h

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+5.6C Humidity 98% Wind: ESE 9 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +5.2C high +14.5C Max wind: SW 19.5 km/h

Western Head: low +6.1C high +10.3C Max wind: SSW 17

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Yesterday was a little cooler than Sunday but it was still a nice day with
warm temps and lots of sunshine.Clouds moved into the area in the afternoon
and the evening was cloudy but mild.Some light showers began overnight and
they are expected to stay in the area until the weekend.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


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

Today:
Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning changing to periods of drizzle
or showers this afternoon. Risk of thundershowers this afternoon. Amount 5
to 10 mm. Fog patches. High 7 except 10 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight:
Periods of drizzle or showers changing to periods of rain overnight. Amount
2 to 4 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h overnight. Low plus
5.
Wednesday:
Periods of rain with risk of thundershowers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog
patches. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High
9 except 14 inland.
Thursday:
Showers. Windy. Low 10. High 15.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southwest 10 to 15 knots Wednesday morning
and to 20 Wednesday afternoon. A few showers ending overnight. Risk
of thunderstorms today. Periods of rain beginning Wednesday morning.
Risk of thunderstorms Wednesday late in the day. Fog patches.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
26 April 1902: A loud peal of thunder preceded a rare hailstorm in Dawson,
YT. The hail fell thick enough to whiten sidewalks and the ground. Several
people were startled by the suddenness of the thunderstorm, which caused
electricity to go off and on several times during the storm. -Excerpt from
'The Canadian WeatherTrivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment
Canada


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Sky Events:

Solar Activity:
Solar activity is forecast to be very low to low with a slight chance for a
M-class flare
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Time: 08:55 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 19° Approach: 17° above NNW Departure: 11° above NE
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Time: 10:31 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 26° Approach: 22° above NNW Departure: 26° above N
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One of the most prominent stars of summer is climbing into the evening sky.
Vega, in Lyra, the harp, is low in the northeast as darkness falls, and
soars high overhead during the night. It is the third-brightest star visible
from most of the United States.

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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 25, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:30 AM: +6.5C / Mostly cloudy / Humidity 76% / Wind NE 2.4 km/h

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+6.7C, Humidity 87%,Wind: NE 4 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:
Liverpool: low +5.6C high +20.5C Max wind: W 20.8 km/h
Western Head: low +5.4 high +20.4C Max wind: W 24 gust 39
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We had a very nice day here yesterday with temps reaching the +20C mark
along with generally light winds and plenty of sunshine.The evening was
mostly clear and mild and temps remained mild through the overnight hours.
Today is expected to be similar to yesterday but we may see a few
showers.More showers are possible later tonight and the rest of the week
will be cloudy and wet but mild.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +11C / Min +2C)
Today
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this morning then a mix of
sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 10 except 16
inland. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight
Increasing cloudiness. A few showers beginning near midnight. Amount 2 to 4
mm. Fog spreading inland. Low plus 5.
Tuesday
Periods of drizzle or showers. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming south
20 km/h in the morning. High 9 except 13 inland.
Wednesday
Periods of rain. Low plus 3. High 12.
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The marine forecast:
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southerly 10 to 15 knots Tuesday morning and
to southwest 20 Tuesday afternoon. A few showers this morning. A few
showers beginning near midnight. Fog patches.
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Today's Weather Trivia:
25 April 2007: According to experts, record cold November (2006)
temperatures in the West-13 days lower than -20°C and 5 days lower
than -30°C, including an extreme minimum of -37.1°C on November 29-had
halted, at least temporarily, the spread of mountain pine beetle from
British Columbia into Alberta. Encouraging survey information showed beetles
were killed during the November cold snap. -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 lowfor the next 3 days.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 Time: 10:06 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 19° Approach: 18° above NNW Departure: 15° above NE
Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 Time: 11:39 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10° Approach: 10° above NW Departure: 10° above NW
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A widespread triangle of bright stars climbs into view in the east this
evening. About an hour after sunset, look in the east for yellow-orange
Arcturus. Well to its lower right is blue-white Spica, with Regulus well
above 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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Sunday, April 24, 2011

#Weather conditions in #Liverpool,Nova Scotia,#Canada @ 6:40 AM: +7.6C / Drizzle / Humidity 86% / Wind SW 9.7 km/h

Photo:View from our west cam at the time of this posting.
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Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+6.0C, Humidity 99%,Wind: SW 27 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low -3.3C high +9.6C Max wind: SE 34.2 km/h

Western Head: low -2.5C high +7.6C Max wind: SSE 41

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Yesterday was a mixed bag of weather with sunshine and warm temps
transitioning to cool weather with showers and even a few ice
pellets.Overnight the temps began to rebound and it is about 10C degrees
warmer now than it was at this time yesterday.
We are expecting rain today but temps will be warm.Winds are expected to be
strong from the southwest.
The weather for the rest of the week is not looking too promising either
with rain expected through Friday.
Happy Easter!
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


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

Today:
A few showers ending late this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Risk of
thundershowers early this morning. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches along the coast.
Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this afternoon. High 10
except 14 inland. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight:
Cloudy periods. Fog patches. Low plus 4.
Monday:
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches along
the coast in the evening. High 11 except 15 inland.
Tuesday:
Showers. Low plus 3. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southerly 30 knots diminishing to southwest 20 this morning and
to west 15 this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight. A
few showers ending near noon. Chance of showers Monday morning. Fog
patches.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
24 April1893: Shortly after leaving Lunenburg, NS, a steamer encountered a
heavy gale and thick fog. The ship struck Big Duck Island at full speed and
started breaking up. The accident had washed away all lifeboats.
Fortunately, there was a large dory in the freight on the upper deck.
Ship-wrecked passengers and crew climbed aboard and rowed for Lunenburg,
where they landed 6 hours later. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather
Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada


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Sky Events:

Solar Activity: Solar activity is forecast to be low.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Sunday, April 24, 2011 Time: 09:41 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum Elevation:
19° Approach: 18° above NNW Departure: 11° above NE
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Alphard is the brightest star of Hydra, the water snake, which wriggles most
of the way across the southern sky as darkness falls. There are no other
bright stars close to it. In fact, the name Alphard means "the Solitary One.

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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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