Saturday, February 9, 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: -5.0
Conditions: strong winds / light snow
Windchill: -12.4
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 24.4 km/h NE
Pressure: 987 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -4.9
Low: -19.1


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 09, 2013
-2 °C
Snow
Windchill: -11 °C
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 52 km/h ENE
Wind Gust: 74 km/h
Dew Point: -2 °C
Pressure: 999 hPa (Falling)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 6.7°C 1971
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -14.3°C 2007
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The big storm,'Nemo',blew in here last evening.Winds have been near
hurricane force for most of last night and this morning.There is not a lot
of snow here and we have been having periods of ice pellets.The wind is
diminishing somewhat now but the storm will be with us for most of the day.

Today's Forecast:
Blizzard warning in effect
Storm surge warning in effect.
Today..Snow. Snow at times mixed with ice pellets this morning. Snow
and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast 60 km/h
gusting to 80 except gusting to 120 along the coast this morning and
early this afternoon. Wind becoming north 50 gusting to 80 this
afternoon. High minus 1 except temperature steady near minus 6
inland.
Tonight..Periods of snow ending overnight then cloudy. Amount 5 cm.
Blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 9.
Sunday..Clearing late in the morning. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to
60 diminishing to 20 in the evening. High minus 3.

Marine Forecast:
Storm warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
High water level warning in effect.
Wind northeast 55 knots with gusts to 65 along the coast. Wind
diminishing to northerly 35 to 45 late this afternoon and to
northwest 30 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 Sunday
evening. Snow at times heavy changing to flurries after midnight.
Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation. Freezing spray Sunday
morning and afternoon. Temperatures minus 6 rising to zero this
afternoon then falling to minus 6 Sunday morning.

 Today's weather trivia: 9 February 2009: Residents in the eastern Prairies
woke to slippery roads and sidewalks resulting from rain and freezing rain.
It had been 9 years since it last rained in Winnipeg in February. Today was
possibly the rainiest February day ever: 26.5 mm. Highways resembled used
car lots with so many in ditches. A worker died after a metal roof at a
Portage la Prairie vegetable farm collapsed under snow and ice.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:45 AM:
Air Temp: -18.9
Conditions: partly clear
Windchill: -18.9
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 2.4 km/h N
Pressure: 1024 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -9.1
Low: -20.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on February 08, 2013
-16 °C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: -22 °C
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 11 km/h North
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -18 °C
Pressure: 1036 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.5°C 2009
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.7°C 1972
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Yesterday was a very cold day here and the brisk winds kept the temps into
the minus teens for the day.Overnight temps hit -20.Temps will warm slightly
today but a large storm is on the way for tonight and tomorrow.BLIZZARD
warnings are now in effect .

Today's Forecast:
Blizzard warning in effect.
Today..Increasing cloudiness. Periods of snow beginning this
afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km/h this afternoon. High minus 5
except minus 10 inland.
Tonight..Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 20 cm. Wind
east 40 km/h gusting to 60 increasing to 60 gusting to 80 except
gusting to 100 along the coast overnight. Temperature rising to
minus 3 by morning.
Saturday..Snow. Snow at times mixed with ice pellets in the morning.
Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast
60 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along the coast. Wind
becoming north 50 gusting to 70 late in the evening. High minus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Storm warning in effect.
High water level warning in effect.
Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then
increasing to east 15 near noon. Wind increasing to east 20 to 30
late this afternoon and to east 30 to 40 late this evening. Wind
increasing to east 45 to 55 after midnight then diminishing to
northeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Snow at times heavy beginning
this evening changing to snow or rain overnight. Visibility 1 mile
or less in precipitation. Temperatures minus 9 rising to plus 2
Saturday morning.

 Today's weather trivia: 8 February 1921: After a 4-day blizzard,
Newfoundland started beating back its worst snow siege in 30 years.
Monumental drifts blocked roads and rails. The steamer Kyle, travelling from
St. John's via Port-aux-Basques to Louisburg, NS-usually a 2-day trip, took
9. A train from the Port-aux-Basques terminus ran into the blizzard and was
buried in a snowdrift for 7 days.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:15 AM:
Air Temp: -11.4
Conditions: mostly clear
Windchill: -15.1
Humidity: 51%
Wind: 6.1 km/h NW
Pressure: 1012 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -1.5
Low: -13.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 07, 2013
-10 °C
Clear
Windchill: -18 °C
Humidity: 74%
Wind: 17 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: 30 km/h
Dew Point: -14 °C
Pressure: 1024 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 6.8°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.8°C 1996
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Yesterday was mostly sunny with temps slightly below the freezing
point.There were some flurries and periods of snow through the early
evening.Today is expected to be sunny and very cold with extreme windchills
expected tonight.It's not looking good for the weekend when blizzard
conditions are possible.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40.
Temperature falling to minus 14 this afternoon.
Tonight..Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight.
Low minus 18.
Friday..Increasing cloudiness in the morning. Wind becoming east
20 km/h in the evening. High minus 10.

Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 early this
evening then veering to north 15 after midnight. Wind diminishing to
light overnight then increasing to east 15 Friday afternoon. Wind
increasing to east 20 to 30 Friday evening. Flurries today and this
evening. Snow beginning Friday evening. Freezing spray ending after
midnight. Temperatures minus 2 falling to minus 9 this afternoon
then rising to minus 4 Friday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 7 February 2008: Just after 9:00 AM, a Calgary, AB,
woman was sitting on her bed, chatting on her phone, when a melon-size chunk
of blue-tint ice crashed through the roof, narrowly missing her. The shards
of ice hitting the back of her neck and head made her think she had been
shot, but Transport Canada said the ice likely fell from a passing airplane.
It left a 45-cm hole in the roof of her house.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:15 AM:
Air Temp: -11.7
Conditions: cloudy
Windchill: -11.7
Humidity: 55%
Wind: 2.4 km /h N
Pressure: 1004 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -3.4
Low: -13.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 06, 2013
-8 °C
Fog
Windchill: -15 °C
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 14 km/h North
Wind Gust: -
Dew Point: -11 °C
Pressure: 1016 hPa (Steady)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.8°C 1962
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.5°C 2007
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Yesterday was mostly clear but cold with a brisk North wind.There was very
little change in the evening and overnight hours.Temps will be slightly
warmer today and there is a chance of flurries for the next couple of
days.Looks like there is snow on the way for the weekend.Amounts are unclear
at this time.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning.
Periods of snow beginning late this afternoon. Wind northeast
20 km/h becoming light this morning. High minus 1.
Tonight..Periods of snow ending near midnight then cloudy with
30 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow
after midnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming northwest 40 gusting
to 60 near midnight. Temperature rising to zero this evening then
falling.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in
the morning. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature
steady near minus 12.

Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northeast 15 knots veering to southeast 15 late this afternoon
then increasing to west 25 early this evening. Wind veering to
northwest 30 after midnight then diminishing to northwest 20
Thursday evening. Periods of snow ending this morning. Periods of
snow and rain late this afternoon and this evening. Flurries
beginning Thursday morning. Freezing spray beginning overnight.
Temperatures minus 6 rising to plus 1 this evening then falling to
minus 9 Thursday afternoon.

 Today's weather trivia: 6 February 1920: A snow- and rainstorm swept
Halifax, NS, and other parts of the Maritimes. Rain roared down hills and
enlarged miniature lakes. Rising waters flooded cellars, extinguished
furnaces, and interrupted tram service. Many a tired worker trod home on the
deplorable streets through slush that rose above the ankle, to spend the
night drying footwear. The heavy rain solved a water shortage.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:30 AM:
Air Temp: -10.4
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -14.5
Humidity: 40%
Wind: 13,7 km/h W
Pressure: 1000 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -2.7
Low: -10.4


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 05, 2013
-9 °C
Clear
Windchill: -16 °C
Humidity: 66%
Wind: 17 km/h West
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -14 °C
Pressure: 1012 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.5°C 2005
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -19.0°C 1996
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Yesterday was cool and sunny with a few flurries.The wind was quite brisk
and there were places where snow had blown across the roads.The evening was
calm with a few flurries.Today is expected to be sunny and cold,flurries on
the way for tomorrow.Temps are expected to warm up by the weekend and some
rain and /or snow is expected.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 4.
Tonight..A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then
40 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind west 30 km/h gusting
to 50 becoming light this evening. Low minus 10.
Wednesday..A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries
early in the morning and late in the evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h
becoming light near noon. High minus 3.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind west 30 to 35 knots diminishing to west 25 this morning and to
west 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light this evening
then becoming northeast 15 overnight. Wind diminishing to light
Wednesday afternoon. Chance of flurries today. A few flurries
beginning this evening changing to chance of flurries Wednesday late
in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries. Freezing spray
ending this afternoon. Temperatures near minus 5.

 Today's weather trivia: 5 February 2007: Winnipeggers (MB) awoke to the
coldest day in 11 years: -41.7°C. It felt like -49° and exposed flesh would
freeze in under 2 minutes. School buses were cancelled, tires went flat, and
car batteries died. A tire loses 1 pound per square inch of air pressure for
each 5° temperature drop; below -18°C, a battery loses 50% of its starting
power. Festival du Voyageur celebrations went ahead.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Monday, February 4, 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: -3.7
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -3.7
Humidity: 79%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 979 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 0.0
Low: -3.7


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 04, 2013
-3 °C
Fog
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 95%
Wind: 28 km/h NW
Wind Gust: 46 km/h
Dew Point: -4 °C
Pressure: 991 hPa (Falling)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.8°C 1970
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -23.3°C 1971
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Yesterday was a messy day with some wet snow,ice pellets and rain.Temps were
near the 0 mark for most of the day making road conditions slick.The evening
was calm with some drizzle and fog.Overnight the temps dropped to a few
degrees below freezing.Some flurries are expected today.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A few flurries ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent
chance of flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h
becoming west 40 gusting to 70 this morning. Temperature steady near
minus 2.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west
40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 10.
Tuesday..Mainly sunny. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light
early in the evening. High minus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind north 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30 early this
morning and to west 30 to 40 late this morning. Wind diminishing to
west 25 to 30 Tuesday morning and to west 20 Tuesday afternoon. Wind
diminishing to light Tuesday evening. A few flurries ending Tuesday
afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries. Freezing spray
beginning overnight and ending Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures zero
falling to minus 6 Tuesday afternoon.

 Today's weather trivia: 4 February 1924: Blizzards across Newfoundland
contributed to the sad death of a Methodist minister from Fogo. Overtaken by
weather as he was returning from Seldom Comeby, 15 km away, instead of
turning back to shelter, he forged ahead against the increasingly violent
gale. Rescuers found his body about 2 km from his home. The blizzards also
buried railway tracks, blocking trains across the province.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Sunday, February 3, 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: -2.4
Conditions: overcast w/ light snow
Windchill: -2.4
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 2.4 km/h SE
Pressure: 1005 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -2.0
Low: -11.1


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 03, 2013
0 °C
Snow
Windchill: -6 °C
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 20 km/h SSE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -2 °C
Pressure: 1017 hPa (Falling)
Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.4°C 2006
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -21.7°C 1971
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Yesterday was mostly sunny but a bit chilly with temps slightly below
freezing for the day.The evening was calm and clear with clouds and light
snow moving in overnight.We have a few cms of snow on the ground now with a
little more on the way for today and tonight.The snowfall warning for this
area has been lifted and we may see a change over to rain as temps rise
today.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Snow. Rain along parts of the coast. Amount 5 cm. Wind
southeast 20 km/h becoming light this afternoon. High plus 1.
Tonight..Snow. Rain along parts of the coast. Amount 5 cm. Wind
becoming northwest 20 km/h before morning. Temperature steady near
plus 1.
Monday..Snow ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 60 percent
chance of flurries. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature
falling to minus 2 in the morning then steady.

Marine Forecast:
Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this afternoon
then increasing to northeast 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to
northwest 25 before Monday morning and to west 35 Monday morning.
Periods of snow changing to periods of rain or snow near noon then
to flurries before Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in
precipitation. Temperatures near zero.


 Today's weather trivia: 3 February 1955: A pilot flying from Vancouver, BC,
to Portland, OR, in fog realized his gas was running low. Customs and
immigration officials, hearing the plane make passes over their buildings,
turned all of their lights on and directed motorists to turn their
headlights on a 200-m stretch of highway. The aircraft glided down to the
lighted strip and coasted within a few metres of the immigration building.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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