Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada - Snowfall Warning

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:30 AM:
Air Temp: -10.4
Conditions: partly clear
Windchill: -15.6
Humidity: 59%
Wind: 8.5 km/h NW
Pressure: 1005 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +2.5
Low: -10.4


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on February 02, 2013
-10 °C
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: -15 °C
Humidity: 75%
Wind: 11 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -13 °C
Pressure: 1016 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.7°C 2008
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.6°C 1961
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Yesterday was mostly sunny with mild temps.The evening was generally clear
and calm.Today will be mostly sunny but the forecast for the rest of the
weekend has been revised and a snowfall warning is now in effect for
tomorrow.

Today's Forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. High
minus 5.
Tonight..Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this evening. Amount 5 cm.
Temperature rising to minus 1 by morning.
Sunday..Light snow changing to snow at times heavy in the afternoon.
Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h late in the
afternoon. Temperature steady near zero.

Severe Weather Bulletin issued by Environment Canada at 4:43 am AST Saturday
2 February 2013.
A low pressure system will develop southwest of Nova Scotia tonight. Periods
of snow will develop ahead of this system overnight. Another low will form
in its wake Sunday afternoon and will intensify rapidly Sunday evening. Snow
at times heavy will develop along the western part of the Atlantic coast of
Nova Scotia Sunday in the afternoon and evening as the low deepens. 15 to 20
centimetres of snow is expected by late Sunday evening. Please refer to the
latest public forecasts for further details.

Marine Forecast:
Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this
morning then backing to southwest 15 this evening. Wind backing to
south 20 overnight then diminishing to light near noon Sunday. Wind
increasing to northeast 20 Sunday evening. A few flurries changing
to periods of rain and snow Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or
less in precipitation. Temperatures near zero.


 Today's weather trivia: 2 February 1951: Some 100,000 citizens of Montreal,
QC, were trapped when from 10 to 30 cm of snow fell in the city. Some
residents took 5 hours to get home, many walking. Police horses were
helpless in the chaos of skidding automobiles and stranded street cars, the
worst in 40 years. Police switchboards were flooded with calls, most asking,
"Where can I get a taxi?" or "Could you help me find my husband?"
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo: House collapse in Halifax .(CTV Atlantic website.)

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:50 AM:
Air Temp: -1.3
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -5.4
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 12.2 km/h SW
Pressure: 987 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +10.6
Low: -1.2


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on February 01, 2013
0 °C
Clear
Windchill: -7 °C
Humidity: 69%
Wind: 30 km/h WSW
Wind Gust: 44 km/h
Dew Point: -5 °C
Pressure: 998 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 6.7°C 1970
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.6°C 1973
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Yesterday was quite stormy with hurricane force winds and rain.There were
numerous reports of wind damage and power failures throughout the
province.The storm started to dissipate in the late afternoon and the
evening was generally clear with light winds.Temps dropped to near 0 where
they will remain for the next few days.A few flurries are possible
today,clear and cool for the weekend.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Increasing cloudiness. A few flurries beginning this morning
and ending this afternoon. Local amount 2 cm. Wind west 40 km/h
gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 late this afternoon.
Temperature steady near zero. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 11.
Saturday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming
west 20 in the afternoon. High minus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25 late this afternoon then
veering to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to
northwest 20 to 25 overnight then diminishing to west 15 Saturday
morning. A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.
Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 4 Saturday morning.


 Today's weather trivia: 1 February 2008: In a rare move, the local school
board in Yellowknife, NT, advised parents and caregivers that schools had
been closed to ensure the safety of students and staff in response to
extreme cold temperatures of around -50°C.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:10 AM:
Air Temp: +8.6
Conditions: rain
Windchill: +6.9
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 9.7 km/h SW
Pressure: 989 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +10.6
Low: -0.8


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 31, 2013
6 °C
Fog
Windchill: 2 °C
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 26 km/h SW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 6 °C
Pressure: 1001 hPa (Falling)


Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.3°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.9°C 1961
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Yesterday saw temps rise to well above freezing.There were some periods of
ice pellets and freezing rain as temps rose.Winds increased in the evening
to gale force along with periods of rain.It is still very windy and the rain
is steady with some heavy showers.It will remain this way for today but
cooler air moves in tomorrow with the possibility of some flurries.

Today's Forecast:
Wind warning in effect.
Today..Periods of drizzle changing to periods of rain near noon.
Amount 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70
becoming south 60 gusting to 90 late this morning then southwest 40
gusting to 70 late this afternoon. High 11.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening.
Fog patches dissipating this evening. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to
70. Low minus 3.
Friday..A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the
morning and afternoon. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing
to 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon then becoming light in the
evening. Temperature steady near minus 1.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to south 45 late this morning
then veering to southwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind veering
to west 35 this evening with gusts to 45 ending overnight. Wind
diminishing to west 25 Friday afternoon then veering to northwest 15
to 20 Friday evening. Showers and periods of drizzle changing to
periods of rain late this morning and ending this evening. A few
showers beginning after midnight and changing to flurries overnight.
Fog patches dissipating this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in
fog patches and in precipitation. Temperatures plus 8 falling
to zero Friday evening.


 Today's weather trivia: 31 January 1931: In Vancouver, BC, the provincial
soccer final happened in thickening fog, making it impossible to follow the
play. Occasionally, a few fans clapped when they could see ghostlike
figures. The referee gave a late penalty that was neatly converted and then
called the game, with 20 minutes to go. Yet, it wasn't any foggier than when
the game began. Two minutes after the game was called, the fog lifted.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada - WIND WARNING IN EFFECT

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:30 AM:
Air Temp: -0.7
Conditions: mostly cloudy
Windchill: -4.1
Humidity: 63%
Wind: 9.7 km/h South
Pressure: 101.1 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +3.2
Low: -12.7


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on January 30, 2013
1 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 78%
Wind: 32 km/h South
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -2 °C
Pressure: 102.3 kPa (Falling)


Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.6°C 2008
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.0°C 1997
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Yesterday we finally saw temps above the freezing point for the first time
in over a week.The day and the evening were generally clear with clouds
moving in overnight ahead of some stormy weather.Warm temps,strong winds and
rain will be in the area for the next couple of days.Cooler with flurries by
the weekend but there are no more sub-zero temps in the immediate future.

Today's Forecast:
Wind warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Rain mixed
with ice pellets this morning. Risk of freezing rain this morning.
Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 7.
Tonight..Showers. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 increasing to
60 gusting to 90 before morning. Temperature rising to 10 by
morning.
Thursday..Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the morning and ending
late in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southwest 60 km/h
gusting to 90 diminishing to 40 gusting to 70 near noon then
becoming west 50 gusting to 80 in the evening. High 11.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to south 10 to 15 knots early this morning and
to south 20 late this morning. Wind increasing to southwest 30 late
this afternoon then becoming southwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind
backing to south 45 Thursday morning then veering to southwest 35
Thursday afternoon. A few showers ending early this evening. Periods
of rain Thursday. Fog patches forming late this afternoon and
dissipating Thursday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 30 January 1939: The worst blizzard in years lashed
Ontario's Ottawa Valley, blocking roads and tying up traffic. The gale piled
waist-high drifts across streets and sidewalks, and streets lights became
faint blurs of illumination. Drivers and passengers pushed vehicles from
snow drifts. One prominent Smiths Falls' resident steered his car as it
moved slowly down the street, drawn by a team of horses!
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:00 AM:
Air Temp: -12.6
Conditions: clear
Windchill: none
Humidity: 66%
Wind: 2.4 km/h NW
Pressure: 100.7 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -1.7
Low: -13.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 8:00 AM AST on January 29, 2013
-10 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -16 °C
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 9 km/h NW
Wind Gust: -
Dew Point: -12 °C
Pressure: 101.9 kPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.2°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -17.2°C 1962
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Yesterday was pretty decent with temps running just a bit below the freezing
point. The evening was clear and calm.Temps will be near 0 today as much
warmer air moves into the area over the next couple of days.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy. Clearing this morning. High zero.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. Wind becoming south 20 km/h
overnight. Low minus 7 with temperature rising to zero by morning.
Wednesday..Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning early in the morning and
ending late in the afternoon. Rain mixed with ice pellets early in
the morning. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog developing in the
evening. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 9.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light increasing to south 10 to 15 knots overnight and to south
20 Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 Wednesday
afternoon. A few flurries ending early this morning. A few showers
overnight and Wednesday. Fog patches forming Wednesday afternoon.
Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 8 Wednesday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 29 January 2008: The bodies of two sisters, one 3
and the other 1, were discovered yesterday in the Yellow Quill First Nation
community (SK). Police searched for them after their father, found
hypothermic and frostbitten, asked about them 8 hours later. It was -35°C
with a -50 windchill when he set out with the girls, who were dressed in
diapers and T-shirts. The father faces charges of criminal negligence
causing death.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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Monday, January 28, 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: -11.4
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -16.2
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 8.5 km/h NW
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -8.5
Low: -13.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 28, 2013
-10 °C
Clear
Windchill: -18 °C
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 22 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: 33 km/h
Dew Point: -13 °C
Pressure: 102.4 kPa (Steady)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 11.1°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -19.1°C 2005
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Yesterday was clear and sunny but it was another cold day with gusty winds
and bone chilling windchills.The evening was clear and cold.Temps are
expected to warm up somewhat today with much warmer air expected by mid
week.The extremely cold weather should finally be behind us.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind
northwest 20 km/h becoming light late this afternoon. High minus 5.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Clearing before morning. Low minus 12.
Tuesday..Sunny. High zero.

Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 near midnight then
diminishing to light Tuesday morning. Flurries ending early this
morning. A few flurries tonight. Visibility 1 mile or less in
flurries. Freezing spray ending this afternoon. Temperatures minus 5
rising to plus 1 Tuesday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 28 January 1933: A huge snowstorm in southern New
Brunswick created 3-metre drifts that buried a train engine near Grangeville
and stalled a southbound snowplow from Newcastle in a deep drift. The
largest CNR engine was sent to help clear the tracks without knowing the
exact location of the snow-bound trains. At 8:15 PM the Northern crashed
through the drift, wrecking one train and tragically killing 3 railway men.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:00 AM:
Air Temp: -12.4
Conditions: flurries
Windchill: -17.4
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 9.7 km/h NW
Pressure: 100.3 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -3.8
Low: -13.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 27, 2013
-12 °C
Snow
Windchill: -18 °C
Humidity: 78%
Wind: 15 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -15 °C
Pressure: 1015 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.0°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.7°C 1972
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Yesterday was warmer than what it had been for almost a week.Temps were
still below 0 but within the normal values for this time of the year.There
are a few flurries in the area this morning and today will be mainly
cloudy.This week we will see the end of the cold snap and temps will be well
above 0 by mid weekfor a couple of days.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning.
Clearing late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h early
this morning. High minus 10.
Tonight..A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late
this evening. Low minus 13 except minus 17 in low lying inland
areas.
Monday..Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light early in the
evening. High minus 5.

Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Monday
afternoon. Flurries ending Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less
in flurries. Freezing spray ending Monday afternoon. Temperatures
minus 10 to minus 5 rising to minus 2 Monday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 27 January 1913: A lone man outside a cabin near
Slocan City, BC, saw a snowslide coming straight for him. He hastily made
for a big tree, intending to climb it. However, the avalanche overtook him
and buried him in a solid mass of hard snow, leaving his head and one arm
exposed. His cabin mates heard his shouting and dug him out. Being only
lightly clad and buried in snow for an hour, the man suffered considerably.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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