Saturday, May 21, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 7:15 AM: +11.9C / Fog / Humidity 87% / Wind calm


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+9.6C, Humidity 100%,Wind: WSW 4 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:
Liverpool: low +9.9C high +19.5C Max wind: SW 14.6 km/h
Western Head: low +9.2C high +12.4C Max wind: SSW 12 km/h
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We had a mixed bag of weather yesterday with rain and fog in the morning and
then sunny and warm in the afternoon.The fog moved onshore in the evening
and it is still quite foggy this morning.
We are expecting some showers throughout today and then clearing should
begin tomorrow.The first of next week will be sunny and seasonable.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +17C / Min +6C)
Today:Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning. Risk of thundershowers
this morning and early this afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog retreating to
the coast this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this
afternoon. High 17 except 11 along parts of the coast. UV index 3 or
moderate.
Tonight:Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after
midnight. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low plus 5.
Sunday:Cloudy with sunny periods. Becoming sunny with cloudy periods in the
afternoon. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the
evening. High 14 except 10 along parts of the coast.
Monday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 2. High 11.
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The marine forecast:
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to northeast 15 knots this afternoon and to 20
to 25 this evening. A few showers ending after midnight. Risk of
thunderstorms today. Fog banks dissipating this afternoon.
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Today's Weather Trivia:
2005: Heavy rainfall on the May long weekend caused rivers and lakes along
Nova Scotia's south shore to flood. In Lunenburg, NS, swamped homes, closed
bridges, and washed-away roads led to a state of emergency and numerous
evacuations. The wettest May on record delayed crop planting 2 to 3 weeks.
At Halifax, NS, only one day was above 18°C and over half the days had less
than 1 hour of sun.
-Excerpt from 'The Canadian WeatherTrivia Calendar' by David Phillips.
© Environment Canada

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Sky Events:
Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to remain very low to low.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings: No sightings until May 27.
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Leo is nosing toward the western horizon on May evenings. He is well up in
the south and southwest as night falls, with Regulus, the lion's bright
"heart," leading the way. A curved pattern of stars that outlines Leo's head
and mane curls to the upper right of Regulus.
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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 20, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 8:55 AM: +10.4C / Fog / Humidity 85% / Wind NE 1.2 km/h



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 8:00 AM:
+10.0C, Humidity 100%,Wind: ENE 6 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +7.5C high +19.7C Max wind: km/h

Western Head: low +7.6C high +12.1C Max wind: ENE 10

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Yesterday was a warm but mostly cloudy day.The fog moved onshore late in the
afternoon which is usual for us at this time of the year on the coast.
Today and tomorrow are expected to be overcast with a few showers.The sun
should return on Sunday.

Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


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

Today:Cloudy. Showers beginning this morning. Risk of thundershowers. Amount
5 mm. Fog retreating to the coast this morning. High 17 except 10 along
parts of the coast. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight:Showers. Amount 5 mm. Fog spreading inland. Low 8.
Saturday:Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and early
in the afternoon. A few showers beginning in the afternoon. Amount 2 mm. Fog
dissipating in the afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40
late in the afternoon. High 13.
Sunday:Sunny. Low plus 5. High 13.


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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots this morning then
becoming northeast 15 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to
northeast 20 to 25 Saturday evening. A few showers beginning this
morning with a risk of thunderstorms. Fog banks dissipating Saturday
afternoon.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
2007: Following a spring storm that dumped up to 50 mm of ice on homes and
power lines on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula, 1,300 people were left
without power for more than 3 days. High winds and the freezing rain downed
poles and wires and pulled electrical meters off homes.
-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 with a chance for
isolated C-class events for the next three days (20-22 May).
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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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The North Star, Polaris, stands due north every night of the year, anchoring
the sky as the other stars wheel around it. Its altitude reveals your
latitude. From 30 degrees north, Polaris stands 30 degrees up; from 40
degrees north, 40 degrees up, and so on.

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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 19, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:40 AM: +7.7C / Fog / Humidity 86% / Wind NE 3.6 km/h



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+7.7C, Humidity 100%,Wind: ENE 10 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +7.8C high +17.4C Max wind: NE 12.2 km/h

Western Head: low +7.3C high +11.2C Max wind: NE 11 km/h

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We had a pretty decent day here yesterday once the fog lifted in the
afternoon,however,most of the morning and evening was quite foggy.Temps were
not as high as what they were on Tuesday but still topped the seasonal
high.We are now starting to see quite a variation in the actual Liverpool
temp and the temp reported from Western Head and labeled as being Liverpool
online and in the media.
Today is expected to be warmer and sunnier than yesterday.Showers will be
moving into the area tonight and persisting through tomorrow and Saturday.It
is expected to be clear and warm to start next week.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +16C / Min +6C)

Today:Clearing early this morning. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Fog
retreating to the coast this morning. High 14 except 22 inland. UV index 8
or very high.
Tonight:Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late this evening and
overnight. Fog spreading inland late this evening. Low 8.
Friday:Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Periods of
rain beginning near noon. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon and
evening. Amount 5 mm. Fog retreating to the coast in the morning. High 10
except 16 inland.
Saturday:Showers. Low 7. High 12.

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The marine forecast:

Wind light becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots this morning. Chance
of drizzle changing to a few showers and periods of drizzle
overnight with risk of thunderstorms. Fog banks.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1780: In southeastern Canada and in New England, darkness fell throughout
the late morning. By 2:00 PM, it was so dark that birds stopped singing and
people lit candles to read. Some believed that judgment day was at hand,
others that it was an eclipse or volcanic eruption. Actually, a forest fire
near Lake Champlain had sent smoke too high for people to smell but dark
enough to block the sun.
-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 remain very low with a chance
for C-class activity for the next three days (19-21 May) as new Region 1218
continues to develop.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings: No sightings possible until May 27.
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The Big Dipper hangs high in the north as darkness falls this evening. It is
upside down, with the stars of the handle to the right of the bowl. If you
extend the handle's arc, you loop to the bright stars Arcturus and Spica,
forming a giant semicircle.

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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 18, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 7:00 AM: +9.0C / Fog / Humidity 86% / Wind calm



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+8.8C, Humidity 100%,Wind: NE 10 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +7.5C high +20.9C Max wind: E 9.7 km/h

Western Head: low +7.2C high +15.8C Max wind: E 11 km/h

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We broke out of the cloudy,wet weather for short while yesterday afternoon
and temps spiked into the lower 20Cs.The sun,however,was out here for only a
couple of hours and then the fog moved onshore and temps dropped to the
mid-teens.The fog was with us throughout the evening and overnight and temps
remained mild.
Today is expected to be somewhat similar to yesterday and then it's back to
clouds and rain.The next chance of sunshine is Saturday.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +16C / Min +6C)

Today:Periods of drizzle ending near noon then cloudy with sunny periods.
Fog retreating to the coast this morning. High 12 except 18 inland. UV index
6 or high.
Tonight:Cloudy. Periods of drizzle after midnight then 40 percent chance of
showers overnight. Fog spreading inland. Low 8.
Thursday:Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning. A few
showers beginning in the evening. Fog retreating to the coast in the
morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the evening. High 10 except 18
inland.
Friday:Showers. Low 8. High 14.

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The marine forecast:

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots. A few showers and periods of drizzle
and fog banks.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
2007: Cool temperatures had a moderating effect on spring snowmelt in BC's
Fraser Valley. Only 18% of the melt water had passed through the lower
reaches, well below the normal of 25%. Officials distributed sandbags to
communities along the Fraser. Two days of heavy rain in the upper watersheds
added 2,000 cubic metres per second of water cascading down the river.
-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 with a chance for
C-class activity for the next three days (18-20 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.
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Next ISS visible sightings: May 27
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The planet Saturn, which looks like a bright golden star, is high in the
south at nightfall. One of the stars of Virgo is just a whisker away.
Through a telescope, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks like a tiny star
quite close to the planet.

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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 17, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 6:40 AM: +7.8C / Fog and drizzle / Humidity 86% / Wind NE 1.2 km/h


Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+7.3C, Humidity 100%,Wind: ENE 3 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:
Liverpool: low +5.0C high +7.9C Max wind: NE 22 km/h
Western Head: low +5.5C high +8.2C Max wind: ENE 25 gust 38 km/h
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There's nothing much to say....other than the shitty weather continues.
Yesterday was wet and windy,little change is expected today.There is a slim
change we may see the sun on Thursday.....time will tell.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :

(Normals: Max +16C / Min +5C)
Today:Showers and drizzle with risk of thundershowers. Amount 2 to 4 mm.
Fog. High 13 except 19 inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight:Showers and drizzle. Amount 2 mm. Fog. Low 10.
Wednesday:Cloudy with sunny periods and 30 percent chance of drizzle. Fog
retreating to the coast in the morning. High 13 except 17 inland.
Thursday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low 7. High 14.
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The marine forecast:
Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots. A few showers and periods of drizzle
and fog banks.
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Today's Weather Trivia:
1944: Frost damaged tomatoes and other tender early plants in the Ottawa
Valley. The cold was so severe-the worst in 54 years-that plant stalks
hardened and turned black. Early market garden crops were a total loss. Ice
1/4 inch thick formed in farm pails and wash basins. The ground temperature
at night touched -4°C.
-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 remain low for the next three days (17-19 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.
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Next ISS visible sightings: NONE TODAY
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Antares, the bright orange star at the heart of Scorpius, the scorpion,
rises just below the Moon a couple of hours after sunset tonight and remains
close to the Moon all night.
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* The Western Head weather station is the official reporting station for
this area.It is NOT located in Liverpool but is approx 10kms outside of town
and on the seashore.The temperature difference between the town of Liverpool
and the weather station can be quite large,especially in the summer months.
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Monday, May 16, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 7:05 AM: +5.6C / Drizzle / Humidity 87% / Wind NE 8.5 km/h



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 6:00 AM:
+6.3C, Humidity 100%,Wind: ENE 22 km/h gust 35 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +5.6C high 11.6C Max wind: SW 18.3 km/h

Western Head: low +5.9C high +8.6C Max wind: SSW 21 km/h

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Yesterday was a wet and cool day here with periods of drizzle and rain
throughout the day.There was no change overnight and we have the same
conditions here this morning.The revised forecast is calling for periods of
sunshine to begin on Wednesday and stay with us until Saturday.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


(Normals: Max +16C / Min +5C)

Today:Rain. Risk of thundershowers late this afternoon. Amount 30 mm. Fog
patches. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southeast 20 gusting to 40
this afternoon. Temperature steady near 10.
Tonight:Rain with risk of thundershowers. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind
southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Temperature
steady near 10.
Tuesday:Showers and drizzle. Risk of thundershowers early in the morning.
Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. High 15.
Wednesday:A mix of sun and cloud. Low 8. High 15.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 this morning
then veering to south 15 to 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to south
10 to 15 Tuesday morning. A few showers and drizzle changing to rain
this afternoon with risk of thunderstorms then to a few showers
Tuesday morning. Fog patches.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1853: A terrible fire, driven by a fierce northwest gale, raged north of
Ottawa, ON, and along the Ottawa River, sweeping away fences, bridges,
houses, mills, cattle, and even humans. It consumed 2 churches and 30 other
buildings, including grist and saw mills on Calumet Island in Quebec and in
Pembroke, ON. About 200 families lost their homes. Fortunately, heavy rain
halted the fire's progress.
-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 during the
next three days (16-18 May).
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be low.
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Next ISS visible sightings:No sightings possible until May 27.
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Pollux and Castor, the "twins" of Gemini, are high in the west as night
falls, with Pollux to the left and Castor to the right. Castor is a system
of at least six stars, divided into three close pairs.

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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 15, 2011

#Weather in #Liverpool,#Canada @ 8:15 AM: +4.9C / Drizzle / Humidity 86% / Wind SE 4.8 km/h



Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
+6.2C, Humidity 99%,Wind: ESE 11 km/h
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Last 24 hrs min/max:

Liverpool: low +5.6C high +13.3C Max wind: E 8.5 km/h

Western Head: low +6.2C high +10.7C Max wind: E 9 km/h

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We're back into the soup.Yesterday was a damp,drizzly,foggy day.There was no
change overnight and it is drizzly and foggy here this morning.These
conditions will persist until Thursday.Periods of rain are expected through
the week,as well.
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Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :


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

Today:Cloudy. A few showers beginning this morning. Amount 2 mm. Fog
patches. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight:Periods of rain. Amount 5 mm. Fog patches. Low plus 4.
Monday:Periods of rain. Risk of thundershowers late in the evening. Amount
10 to 20 mm. Fog patches. Wind becoming east 20 km/h in the morning then
becoming southeast 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 9.
Tuesday:Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 8. High 13.

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The marine forecast:

Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind light becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots late this morning then
diminishing to light early this evening. Wind increasing to
southeast 15 overnight and to 20 near noon Monday. A few showers and
drizzle changing to rain Monday afternoon with risk of thunderstorms
Monday evening. Fog patches.

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Today's Weather Trivia:
1936: When the ice dam on the Yukon River broke, a wall of water inundated
buildings and felled several telegraph lines. At Coffee Creek, only rooftops
were visible in what was said to be the worst flood ever. On hearing the ice
move, a man rescued his wife who was confined to bed. He tied his boat close
to his house, climbed on the roof, dropped a rope with a noose through the
skylight, and hoisted his wife 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 remain
very low.
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AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be QUIET.
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Next ISS visible sightings:Next sighting is on May 27.
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Pollux, one of the "twins" of Gemini, is half-way up the western sky at
nightfall, to the left of the other twin, Castor. Pollux is the brighter of
the two, and shines with an orange color. The color means its surface is
much cooler than the Sun's.

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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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