Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:00 AM:
Air Temp: -12.0
Conditions: cloudy
Windchill: -15.2
Humidity: 55%
Wind: 2.4 km/h NW
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -7.3
Low: -13.3


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 26, 2013
-10 °C
Fog
Windchill: -17 °C
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 13 km/h North
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -13 °C
Pressure: 1014 hPa (Falling)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.5°C 2002
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.6°C 2004
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Yesterday was mostly sunny and not quite as cold as it has been.The evening
was generally clear with temps in the minus teens range.There is a good
possibility that we will have some flurries over the next couple of days but
temps are beginning to rise back to normal values.Much warmer weather is
expected next week with above 0 temps.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries this
morning. Clearing late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest
20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 7.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries
overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 14.
Sunday..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning then
a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High
minus 10.

Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 late this morning
then backing to northwest 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to
northwest 25 after midnight. A few flurries ending this afternoon.
Flurries overnight and Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in
flurries. Freezing spray beginning this evening. Temperatures
minus 10 to minus 5.


 Today's weather trivia: 26 January 2005: Manitobans were smashing their
vehicles at record pace, thanks to blizzards, freezing rain, ice-covered
roads, quick thawing, and flash freezing. The highway from Headingley to
Brandon was closed 3 times. More than 25,000 accidents had already occurred
in January, up some 16% from last year. Snow-packed roads and motorists
trying to see around snow banks at intersections were major causes.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:15 AM:
Air Temp: -13.2
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -17.8
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 7.3 km/h West
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -9.1
Low: -18.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 8:00 AM AST on January 25, 2013
-13 °C
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: -21 °C
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 20 km/h West
Wind Gust: 37 km/h
Dew Point: -15 °C
Pressure: 101.2 kPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.1°C 1999
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.7°C 2004
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The cold weather continued yesterday.More cold is in store for us for the
next couple of days.No need to say any more.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries.
Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this morning.
High minus 9. Cold wind chill minus 26 this morning.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this evening.
Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low
minus 13.
Saturday..A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing early in the afternoon.
Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 early in the evening.
High minus 7.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25 early this
evening and to west 15 after midnight. Wind diminishing to light
overnight then increasing to northerly 20 near noon Saturday.
Flurries ending Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in
flurries. Freezing spray ending near midnight. Temperatures minus 11
to minus 6 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 near midnight.

 Today's weather trivia: 25 January 1955: A heroic mother saved her
4-year-old boy from drowning in the Otonabee River at Peterborough, ON. As
she walked along the riverbank looking for her son, she saw him floating in
the river. She crawled onto the lake ice, but it gave way. She swam to her
son and dragged him to shore. The fire chief said the buoyancy of the boy's
gabardine snowsuit kept him afloat.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada - Extreme Cold Continues

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:00 AM:
Air Temp: -17.9
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -24.6
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 7.3 km/h West
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -11.3
Low: -19.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 24, 2013
-17 °C
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: -25 °C
Humidity: 81%
Wind: 13 km/h West
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -20 °C
Pressure: 101.0 kPa (Steady)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.1°C 1999
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -17.5°C 2004
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Yesterday was a very cold day with extremely low air temps and windchills.At
some point throughout the overnight hours the windchill values were very
close to -30C.The cold weather is expected to remain in place for the next 4
or 5 days but will ease some starting tomorrow and rise to more normal
values.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries.
Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 12. Cold wind chill
minus 25 this morning.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 17. Cold wind chill
minus 27.
Friday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 20 km/h. High minus 9. Cold
wind chill minus 27.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late this
afternoon then increasing to northwest 30 to 35 overnight. Wind
diminishing to west 25 Friday evening. Flurries. Visibility 1 mile
or less in flurries. Freezing spray. Temperatures minus 13 to
minus 6 rising to minus 7 to minus 3 Friday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 24 January 1924: A large icicle crashed 12 m from a
roof, fracturing the skull of a Montreal teen walking to work. He suffered a
fatal 10-cm gash to the top of his skull. In addition, he sustained a
fractured shin and a number of minor injuries. Police arrested the owner of
the house and charged him with violating a bylaw regarding cleaning snow and
ice from rooftops. He pleaded guilty and was fined $25 and costs.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:50 AM:
Air Temp: -15.3
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -19.1
Humidity: 62%
Wind: 4.8 km/h NW
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -8.2
Low: -17.3


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on January 23, 2013
-14 °C
Fog
Windchill: -20 °C
Humidity: 85%
Wind: 9 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -16 °C
Pressure: 1012 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.9°C 1997
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.4°C 1998
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Yesterday was a real winter day here with cold temps,snow and gusty North
winds.The snow ended in the early afternoon and left about 10cms
behind.There were a few flurries throughout the afternoon,the evening was
generally clear.The cold temps will be with us for the remainder of the week
and into next.Snow flurries and periods of heavier snow are possible over
the next few days.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50.
High minus 10.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 15. Cold wind chill
minus 26.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries.
Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 9. Cold wind chill
minus 26.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 this
morning and to northwest 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing
to northwest 20 to 25 overnight then increasing to northwest 25 to
30 Thursday evening. Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in
flurries. Freezing spray beginning this morning. Temperatures
minus 10 to minus 5.


 Today's weather trivia: 23 January 1877: West of Greensville, ON, a horse
attached to a sleigh was snowed in, only its head poking through the deep
snowdrift. The horse's owner had stopped at a street corner for a long time,
so his horse started home without him but only succeeded in getting part of
the way. The horse had to be dug out of the drift.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at AM:
Air Temp: -9.4
Conditions: Overcast w/ snow
Windchill: -12.8
Humidity: 72%
Wind: 3.6 km/h N
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -3.2
Low: -9.9


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 22, 2013
-7 °C
Snow
Windchill: -14 °C
Humidity: 96%
Wind: 17 km/h North
Wind Gust: 32 km/h
Dew Point: -8 °C
Pressure: 1007 hPa (Falling)


Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.4°C 1969
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.8°C 2005
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Yesterday was a seasonable day with mostly clear skies and some gusty
winds.The evening was clear and cold.Clouds began moving into the area in
the late evening and snow began overnight.There are a few cms now on the
ground with more to come.Winds will be gusty today so drifting is expected
in open areas.
The follow weather warning statement has been issued:
'Severe Weather Bulletin issued by Environment Canada at 6:44 am AST
Tuesday 22 January 2013.
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Watches/warnings in effect for Nova Scotia... Snowfall warning for: Queens
County Shelburne County Yarmouth County. Snowfall amounts exceeding 15
centimetres expected by this afternoon. This is a warning that significant
snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather
conditions..listen for updated statements.
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==Discussion== a low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will continue to
track northeastward today. Snow associated with the system will spread
across the province this morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected to stay
offshore however southwestern sections are forecast to receive 15
centimetres or more before the snow tapers to flurries this afternoon.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details. End/..'

Conditions will begin to improve on Thursday but temps will be cold for the
rest of the week.


Today's Forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Snow and local blowing snow. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind
northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 8.
Tonight..Flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind north 20 km/h. Low minus 12
except minus 16 inland.
Wednesday..Flurries. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 30 km/h
gusting to 50. High minus 10.


Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 early this
morning and to northeast 35 late this morning. Wind diminishing to
north 25 early this evening and to northwest 15 near midnight. Wind
increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday morning. Periods of snow
ending early this evening. Flurries beginning after midnight.
Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation. Freezing spray beginning
this morning and ending near midnight. Freezing spray beginning
Wednesday morning. Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 6 Wednesday
evening.

 Today's weather trivia:
22 January 2010: Alone on the Arctic Ocean, a stranded Inuk hunter was
rescued almost 3 days after the ice floe he was snowmobiling across broke
away and began floating across the Northwest Passage. Rescue by plane and
helicopter had been repeatedly hindered by high winds, snow, and mechanical
problems. Eventually, rescue planes dropped a tent, a stove, food, and extra
satellite-phone batteries.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo: Last night's Southern sky at approx. 9PM.Temps were still at +6C at
that time.

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:30AM:
Air Temp: -4.7
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -9.2
Humidity: 33%
Wind: 9.7 km/h NW
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +10.6
Low:  -4.7


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-3 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 22 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: 33 km/h
Dew Point: -12 °C
Pressure: 1009 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.8°C 2006
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.6°C 1970
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Yesterday was quite mild with afternoon temps in the lower double digits.The
wind was somewhat brisk from the West causing a bit of windchill.The wind
tapered off in the evening and temps remained on the plus side under mostly
clear skies.Overnight the temps dropped to a few degrees below freezing and
the wind switched to NW.Temps will continue to drop and some very cold temps
are expected this week.There is also a possibility of some snow for
tomorrow.Amounts should not be too significant,maybe 10cms, but,with the
colder temps and wind,expect it to be blown about in open areas.

Today's Forecast: Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 30 km/h gusting
to 50.
Temperature falling to minus 6 this afternoon.
Tonight..Becoming cloudy this evening. Periods of snow beginning late
this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h
overnight. Low minus 8.
Tuesday..Periods of snow ending late in the afternoon then partly
cloudy. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming
north 20 near noon. Temperature steady near minus 8.


Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 early this
evening and to light near midnight. Wind increasing to northeast 30
Tuesday morning then diminishing to north 15 to 20 Tuesday evening.
Chance of flurries this morning. Periods of snow tonight and
Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow. Risk of freezing spray
today. Freezing spray Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures plus 3 falling
to minus 7 Tuesday evening.


 Today's weather trivia:
21 January 1929: Floods that drowned 3 at railway washouts in Eastern
Ontario and caused enormous property damage receded following colder weather
and drying winds. In Belleville several horses and cattle drowned, and
residents were marooned with many narrow escapes. In one incident,
floodwaters completely covered a vehicle east of Belleville, trapping 5
young people inside. One person swam 200 m to for help.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:00AM:
Air Temp: +3.7
Conditions: overcast
Wind: S 4.8 km/h
Relative Humidity: 91%
Windchill: +2.6
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +3.6
Low: -12.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
5 °C
Fog
Windchill:0 °C
Humidity:99%
Wind:26 km/h South
Dew Point:4 °C
Pressure:1012 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 20, 2013

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Temps warmed up substantially yesterday and there was some snow in the
morning that turned to rain.The temps remained above freezing throughout the
day and overnight.There is a possibility of some precip this morning but the
afternoon is expected to be partly sunny and mild.Temps will drop to below
freezing tonight and tomorrow will be a seasonable day.Some snow is on the
way for Tuesday,amounts are unclear at this time.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of rain showers or
flurries early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting
to 40 early this morning then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 near
noon. High 8.
Tonight..A few clouds. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 7.
Monday..Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the evening. Wind
west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 3.


Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25 early this
morning and to southwest 25 to 35 late this morning. Wind veering to
west 30 to 40 this evening then diminishing to west 25 overnight.
Wind diminishing to west 15 Monday afternoon. Chance of showers
today and this evening. Chance of flurries beginning Monday morning.
Risk of freezing spray Monday morning and afternoon. Temperatures
plus 5 falling to minus 3 Monday morning.



 Today's weather trivia:
20 January 1952: A brutal cold spell gripped most of northwestern Canada. It
was -54°C in parts of Yukon. Dense ice fog forced airlines to cancel
flights. Taxis did a huge business; grocery delivery boys were the busiest
people in town. At such cold, there is a hissing sound caused by one's
breath freezing. Small patches of ice fog were seen hanging over sleeping
huskies.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada


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