Saturday, May 7, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:45 AM: +6.0C / Overcast / Humidity 78% / Wind SW 4.8 km/h

PHOTO: Last night's clear and starry sky.

Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+5.9C, Humidity 92%,Wind: SSW 10 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +2.6C high +15.0C Max wind: SW 29.3 km/h

Western Head: low +4.5C high +9.6C Max wind: SSW 39

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We finally had a nice day here yesterday.The sky cleared in the morning and
temps were on the upper end of seasonal values for the day.The evening was
clear and cool but temps were still slightly above the seasonal low.
Overnight clouds moved into the area and rain is expected later today.Some
clearing is possible tomorrow and then it's back to rain to start the work
week.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +14C / Min +4C)

Today:Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers this morning.
Periods of rain beginning near noon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches
developing this afternoon. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 8 except
14 inland. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight:Showers ending late this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance
of drizzle. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40
becoming light this evening. Low plus 5.
Sunday:A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High
10 except 15 inland.
Monday:Showers. Low plus 5. High 8.

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The marine forecast:

Wind south 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 this afternoon then
diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 10
to 15 Sunday morning and to 15 to 20 Sunday evening. A few showers
beginning this afternoon and ending this evening. Fog patches
forming near noon and dissipating Sunday evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1960: The rain-swelled Mattagami River flooded a quarter of Timmins, ON, to
more than 1 m deep. Some 600 residents were ordered from their homes. A
mother of 8 refused to leave her 40 cows. Fish and game clubs donated 45
boats to rescue victims. Evacuees sheltered in halls and local armories. Log
booms burst, and 30,000 logs surged downriver, threatening the bridge
between Timmins and Mountjoy.
-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 days one through three
(07-09 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.
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Next ISS visible sightings:No possible sightings today.
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Orange Betelgeuse stands below the Moon at nightfall. Well to the left of
Betelgeuse is Sirius, the Dog Star, which is the brightest star in the night
sky. And above Sirius and to the left of the Moon is Procyon, the little dog
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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Friday, May 6, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:55 AM: +5.2C / Overcast / Humidity 88% / Wind S 5.2 km/h



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+5.5C, Humidity 100%,Wind: S 17 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +5.0C high +10.1C Max wind: SE 26.9 km/h

Western Head: low +5.0C high +8.4C Max wind: SSE 28 km/h

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We had another wet and cool day here yesterday.Most of the day was drizzly
and foggy with some periods of heavy rain.11.3mm of precip was measured at
Western Head.There was little to no change through the evening.
This morning it is still overcast (day 19 of cloudy conditions) but there is
a small possibility that we may briefly see the sun today.It's back to
showers for tomorrow and then more rain is expected from Sunday to
Tuesday.We are not expecting any significant sunshine for at least the next
7 days.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +14C / Min +3C)

Today: Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of showers early this
morning. Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind
southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 8 except 13 inland. UV index 7 or
high.
Tonight: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Wind southwest 30
km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low plus 3.
Saturday: Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers in the
morning. A few showers beginning near noon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches
late in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the morning. High 11
with temperature falling to 7 in the afternoon.
Sunday: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. High 10.

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The marine forecast:

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 along the coast today.
Wind becoming southeast 15 Saturday afternoon. Chance of showers
early this morning. A few showers beginning Saturday morning. Fog
patches dissipating early this morning. Fog patches reforming
Saturday afternoon.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1923: After scrambling for 20 km over one of the roughest ice packs ever in
Sydney, NS, harbour, 12 passengers and 11 crew from a steamer finally
reached shore, making the last few hundred metres of the journey in dories
that had come out to meet them. The steamer had been stuck in heavy floes
for a month. Shortly after the party left the ship on foot, the icepack
started drifting away from shore.
-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 to low during days
one through three (06-08 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:No sightings possible today.
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Cor Caroli, the brightest star of Canes Venatici, the hunting dogs, is in
good view on spring evenings, not far inside the curve of the Big Dipper's
handle. Its name means "Heart of Charles," in honor of England's King
Charles II.

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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, May 5, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:55 AM: +7.9C / Overcast / Humidity 87% / Wind S 7.3 km/h



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+7.2C, Humidity 100%,Wind: S 10 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +4.1C high +12.8C Max wind: SE 18.3 km/h

Western Head: low +4.3C high +7.9C Max wind: SE 14

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We had another mostly overcast day here yesterday with only a few very brief
glimpses of the sun in the afternoon.Temps were mild here, close to 5°
warmer than the area's official temps measured at the Western Head station,
and there was no measurable precip.The evening was very foggy and calm with
mild temps.
More rain is expected today and tonight.Some clearing is possible for
tomorrow.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +13C / Min +4C)

Today: Periods of drizzle or a few showers changing to rain near noon. Risk
of thundershowers this afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog. Wind south 20
km/h. High 10.
Tonight: Rain and fog ending late this evening then cloudy with 60 percent
chance of showers. Amount 5 mm. Wind south 20 km/h. Low plus 4.
Friday: Cloudy with sunny periods. 40 percent chance of showers in the
morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40.
High 11.
Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 12.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southerly 15 knots increasing to south 25 to 30 late this
morning then diminishing to southwest 15 early this evening. Wind
increasing to southwest 20 to 25 Friday morning. Showers or periods
of drizzle changing to rain this afternoon with risk of
thunderstorms then to chance of showers overnight. Fog banks
dissipating overnight.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
2008: A South African family won its decade-long fight to stay in Canada for
health reasons. They came to Prince Rupert, BC, on vacation in 1999 and
decided the climate was perfect, as 3 family members have a rare skin
intolerance to the sun. 1999 was a good year: it rained almost 2,800 mm,
with hardly any sun. The family had also considered Scotland, Norway, and
Sweden.
-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 to low during days one through
three (05-07 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2011
Time: 09:24 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum Elevation: 17° Approach: 12°
above W Departure: 11° above S
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Two features of the bull sandwich the Moon this evening. At nightfall, the
eye of Taurus -- the star Aldebaran -- is below the Moon and a bit to its
left. Alnath, the tip of one of his horns, is about the same distance above
and to the right of the Moon.

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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, May 4, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:45 AM,May 4,2011: +4.3C / Drizzle / Humidity 86% / Wind SE 1.2 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+4.5C, Humidity 100%,Wind: SE 14 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:
Liverpool: low +3.0C high +7.4C Max wind: NE 17.1 km/h
Western Head: low +3.6C high +6.2C Max wind: NE 17 gust 29
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We had another cool day here yesterday with some fog and drizzle.The
afternoon and evening saw drier conditions but temps remained cool.
Overnight the fog moved onshore and today is expected to be another drizzly
day with the possibility of some clearing later.More drizzle and fog is
expected tonight with rain and showers expected from tomorrow until the weekend.There
is a slight possibility that we may actually see the sun on Sunday.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +13C / Min +3C)
Today: Cloudy with sunny periods. 70 percent chance of drizzle along the
coast. Fog patches. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning.
High 9 except 15 inland. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle or showers this evening.
Periods of rain or drizzle beginning near midnight. Amount 2 mm. Fog
patches. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature steady near 9.
Thursday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind south 20
km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near noon. High 11.
Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 12.
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The marine forecast:
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to south 15 knots this morning and to 20 to 25
late this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Thursday
evening. A few showers or periods of drizzle changing to periods of
rain Thursday morning with risk of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
Fog banks.
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Today's Weather Trivia:
2003: At the Forks in Winnipeg, MB, it rained during the 10th Anniversary of
the Great Manitoba Dog Party. Dog owners had to wring out their pets. The
cold drizzle wetted both man and beast; however, the downpour didn't put a
damper on the dog's party. The previous year it had snowed.
-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 3 days (4-6
May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Time: 09:01 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 50° Approach: 37° above W Departure: 11° above SE
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The modest Eta Aquarid meteor shower is at its best tomorrow night. The Moon
won't interfere with the lightshow. The meteors appear to "rain" into the
atmosphere from the constellation Aquarius, although they can streak across
any region of the sky.
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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, May 3, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:40 AM,May 3,2011: +3.0C / Overcast / Humidity 83% / Wind NE 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:
+3.7C, Humidity 98%,Wind: NE 17 km/h gust 29 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +2.9C high +15.1C Max wind: NE 26.9 km/h

Western Head: low +3.8C high +10.4C Max wind: NNE 21 gust 41

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Yesterday was another mostly cloudy day here with only a few brief glimpses
of the sun in the evening before sunset.Temps were mild and warmer than
forecast.The evening was completely overcast and there was no change
overnight.
Today and tomorrow are expected to be damp with periods of drizzle and more
steadier rain is on the way to end the week.Conditions are expected to
remain overcast into next week.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +13C / Min +3C)

Today: Cloudy. 70 percent chance of drizzle along the coast. Fog patches.
Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High 8
except 14 inland. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight: Cloudy. 70 percent chance of drizzle along the coast. Fog patches.
Low plus 4.
Wednesday: Cloudy. 70 percent chance of drizzle along the coast. Fog
patches. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High
7 except 15 inland.
Thursday: Periods of rain. Low 7. High 11.

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The marine forecast:

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light near noon then
increasing to southeast 10 to 15 overnight. Wind increasing to south
15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon. Chance of showers this morning. Chance
of showers or drizzle beginning this evening. Fog patches forming
this evening.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1902: A storm on the Prairies that began shortly before midnight and raged
all next day was one of the worst ever seen. The gale blew driving torrents
of rain through the streets of Calgary, AB. Rain filled countless cellars
and washed out the centre span of the new Weaselhead Bridge. Continuing
heavy rains washed away railway beds and damaged grades from Calgary to the
Kootenays.
-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 3 days (3-5 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be moderate.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 Time: 10:10 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 17° Approach: 10° above W Departure: 17° above SSW
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The Moon is new at 1:51 a.m. CDT today as it crosses the imaginary line
between Earth and the Sun. It is lost from view in the Sun's intense glare
but will return to view on Wednesday evening, when it will be in the west 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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Monday, May 2, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:45 AM,May 2,2011: +4.9C / Prtly Clear / Humidity 70% / Wind N 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:
+5.2C, Humidity 81%,Wind: N 20 km/h gust 37 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +3.8C high +9.7C Max wind: N 20.8 km/h

Western Head: low +5.1C high +9.3C Max wind: N 18 gust 31

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We had a gray and damp day here yesterday with cool temps and a fairly brisk
N wind.There was little change through the evening and overnight.
This morning it is beginning to clear but showers are still a possibility.At
this point,clouds and showers are expected through most of the week.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +13C / Min +3C)

Today: Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of showers early this
morning. 60 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Wind north 20
km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this afternoon. High 12. UV index 5 or
moderate.
Tonight: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Low plus 3.
Tuesday: Overcast. 70 percent chance of drizzle along the coast. Fog patches
late in the evening. High 8.
Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 10.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to 25 to 30 this morning then
diminishing to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15
Tuesday afternoon. A few showers changing to chance of showers
overnight and Tuesday.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1983: Thunderstorms spawned at least 8 tornadoes in Ontario, one rated an F4
that took a 36-km path, flattening farms and demolishing Reeces Corners
(dubbed the Reece's Pieces tornado). Twelve people were hurt and 50 homes
destroyed. "I was ... making pies and thinking how nothing ever happens
around here," said an eyewitness, when she noticed her carport sitting on
her neighbour's roof.
-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 be mostly unsettled to active with a chance for a minor
storm.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be LOW.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Monday, May 02, 2011 Time: 09:47 PM Duration: 2 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 52° Approach: 24° above WNW Departure: 34° above SSE
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Mercury will put in its best showing for its dawn appearance the next few
days. Look low in the east about 40 minutes before sunrise for Venus, the
"morning star." Mercury is almost directly below Venus, but only a few
percent as bright, so you'll need to look carefully to see it.

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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, May 1, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 7:300 AM,May 1,2011: +4.8C / Light rain / Humidity 75% / Wind NW 11.0 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) @ 7:00 AM:
+5.1C, Humidity 93%,Wind: NNW 15 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +4.6C high +20.0C Max wind: N 23.2 km/h

Western Head: low +5.5C high +13.2C Max wind: N 18 gust 32

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We had more cloud than sun yesterday but at least it was relatively dry.The
evening was overcast and mild.
We are expecting showers today but clearing is expected later today.The
first couple of days of the work week are expected to be partly clear and
then more rain is on the way for the mid week.

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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +13C / Min +3C)

Today:Cloudy with sunny periods and 60 percent chance of showers. Wind
northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 10. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight:Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Clearing
after midnight. Wind northeast 20 km/h. Low plus 2.
Monday:Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning
with 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Wind
northeast 30 km/h becoming east 20 in the afternoon. High 12.
Tuesday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 3. High 9.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 this afternoon
and to 25 to 30 Monday morning. Chance of showers.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
North of Edmonton, AB, a 10-year-old girl went missing for 21 hours,
spending the night lost in cold, snowy weather. More than 100 people
searched for her, along with search dogs and an RCMP helicopter. When the
girl saw the chopper fly over, she put her coat on the ground. The coat's
colour stood out against the white snow and brown and green vegetation and
made her easy to spot.
-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
with a chance for a M-class flare on days 1 and 2 (1-2 May), before
Regions 1195 and 1199 rotate off the disk.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be MODERATE.
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Next ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2011 Time: 09:23 PM Duration: 3 minutes Maximum
Elevation: 54° Approach: 30° above NW Departure: 18° above E
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2011 Time: 10:57 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12° Approach: 10° above W Departure: 12° above W
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Orion is quite low in the west as night begins to fall. Its three-star belt
lines up roughly parallel to the horizon, sandwiched between the hunter's
two brightest stars: orange Betelgeuse above the belt, and blue-white Rigel
below.

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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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