Saturday, February 16, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:45 AM:
Air Temp: +2.4
Conditions: clear
Windchill: none
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 3.6 km/h SE
Pressure: 100.4 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +6.8
Low: -8.1


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 8:00 AM AST on February 16, 2013
2 °C
Fog
Windchill: -1 °C
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 9 km/h SSE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 2 °C
Pressure: 1016 hPa (Steady)

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.0°C 1972
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -22.6°C 2003
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Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon with
showers. Amount 2 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southeast 20 this
morning. High plus 4.
Tonight..Periods of rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing
this evening. Wind east 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 near midnight.
Low plus 1.
Sunday..Rain changing to flurries late in the afternoon. Rainfall
amount 10 to 15 mm. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Fog patches dissipating
late in the afternoon. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
northwest 50 gusting to 80 late in the afternoon. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind south 10 to 15 knots backing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon
then to east 20 early this evening. Wind veering to southerly 15 to
20 overnight then increasing to northeast 20 to 25 Sunday morning.
Wind increasing to south 35 Sunday afternoon and to northwest 45
Sunday evening. Periods of rain and fog patches beginning this
morning changing to periods of light snow Sunday evening. Visibility
1 mile or less in fog patches and in snow.


 Today's weather trivia: 16 February 1959: Following the greatest daily
snowfall in St. John's ever, 55 cm in one day, the city was at a standstill.
Digging out of 5-m snowdrifts in winds approaching 200 km/h was hard. The
storm blocked city streets and cut off power and telephone service. The only
way out was on foot. A snow slide at China Rock near the harbour entrance
suffocated 5 people. Nine others were trapped, one of them for 12 hours.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, February 15, 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: -8.1
Conditions: mostly clear
Windchill: none
Humidity: 74%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 100.7 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +3.3
Low: -8.1


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 15, 2013
-6 °C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: -9 °C
Humidity: 91%
Wind: 7 km/h West
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -7 °C
Pressure: 1018 hPa (Rising)

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.6°C 1972
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.1°C 2003
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Yesterday was another relatively mild day making a little more of the snow
disappear.The evening was calm and clear with temps a little below
freezing.Today is expected to be sunny and mild,rain on the way for the
weekend.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming south 20 km/h this
afternoon. High plus 4.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Wind south 20 km/h.
Low zero.
Saturday..Cloudy. Showers beginning near noon. Amount 5 mm. Wind
southeast 20 km/h becoming east 30 in the evening. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light increasing to south 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and to
south 15 to 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to south 10 to 15 near
midnight then backing to southeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind
backing to east 20 to 25 Saturday afternoon. Periods of rain
beginning Saturday morning. Fog patches forming Saturday afternoon.


 Today's weather trivia: 15 February 1928: Some 100 km off the Labrador
coast, 2 Canadian airmen and an Inuit civilian's plane made a forced landing
on an ice floe. After walking for a day in heavy weather, they came to open
sea. They paddled for 7 days in an inflated raft, with only emergency
rations, a rifle, and some walrus meat, before reaching land. They trekked 4
days over rough terrain to reach Port Burwell, weary but safe.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Thursday, February 14, 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: -3.5
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: none
Humidity: 80%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 99.4 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +6.9
Low: -5.3


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 14, 2013
-1 °C
Fog
Windchill: -3 °C
Humidity: 91%
Wind: 6 km/h NNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -2 °C
Pressure: 1006 hPa (Rising)

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.3°C 2008
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -21.8°C 2003
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Yesterday was a nice mild day that put a good beating on the snow from last
weekend.The evening was mild with overnight lows only a few degrees below
freezing.Temps for the rest of this week and into next will remain generally
mild so it's looking like the cold weather is over for this winter.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Increasing cloudiness early this morning. Wind becoming north
20 km/h this afternoon. High plus 3.
Tonight..Clearing this evening. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light
overnight. Low minus 4.
Friday..A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing in the evening. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light increasing to northeast 15 to 20 knots this morning then
backing to north 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light
late this evening then increasing to south 10 to 15 Friday
afternoon. Wind increasing to south 15 to 20 Friday evening. Showers
or flurries ending this afternoon.

 Today's weather trivia: 14 February 1909: A 3-day storm was underway in
southern Quebec, depositing 40 cm. Travelers into Montreal described the day
as "as disagreeable a day as they had ever saw." Some people welcomed the
snow. Lumberjacks employed in the Mount Orford district had just abandoned
operations the week before because of the lack of snow. They had resorted to
praying for more snow.
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Wednesday, February 13, 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: +1.3
Conditions: overcast w/ fog
Windchill: -1.7
Humidity: 71%
Wind: 9.7 km/h SW
Pressure: 99.4 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +5.3
Low: -11.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 13, 2013
2 °C
Fog
Windchill: -1 °C
Humidity: 87%
Wind: 11 km/h West
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 1006 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.8°C 2008
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -22.2°C 1967
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Yesterday was mild with a mix of sun and cloud.There were a few showers and
flurries throughout the evening.Temps remained above freezing
overnight.There is a possibility of more flurries over the next few
days,temps will be at,or slightly above,freezing.

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 plus 3.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low
minus 5.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries.
Wind becoming north 20 km/h late in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Marine Forecast:
Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning
and to light late this evening. Wind increasing to northeast 10 to
15 Thursday morning then backing to north 20 Thursday afternoon.
Wind backing to northwest 15 Thursday evening. Periods of snow or
periods of rain beginning overnight and ending Thursday afternoon.
Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

 Today's weather trivia: 13 February 1923: In Vancouver, BC, a storm loaded
with rain and snow was called the worst in 8 years. It played havoc with
streetcar and vehicle traffic and coastal shipping, delayed trains and
ferries, threw hundreds of men out of work, yet provided employment for
1,000 snow-shovellers clearing roads and rail tracks. In Victoria, strong
winds piled snow into huge drifts.
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Tuesday, February 12, 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: +3.5
Conditions: cloudy
Windchill: none
Humidity: 91%
Wind: 1.2 km/h SW
Pressure: 98.4 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +6.8
Low: -11.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 12, 2013
3 °C
Fog
Windchill: 0 °C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 9 km/h SW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 3 °C
Pressure: 996 hPa (Falling)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.2°C 1966
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -21.7°C 1967
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Yesterday was quite mild and mostly sunny.The evening saw a few flurries
which quickly changed to showers.More showers are expected for today.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A few showers ending this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 mm.
Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting
to 40 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 6 with
temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 2.
Wednesday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to
40 becoming light in the evening. High plus 3.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 early this
morning then increasing to west 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind
diminishing to west 20 to 25 overnight and to west 15 to 20
Wednesday morning. Showers and fog patches ending this afternoon.

 Today's weather trivia: 12 February 1999: Organizers of the Canada Winter
Games in Corner Brook, NL, worried about the lack of snow with the opening
ceremony a week away. In a place known for its abundant snow, unseasonably
mild temperatures and heavy rains had washed it away. How desperate were the
organizers? At the Blow-Me-Down resort, where the biathlon and the
cross-country ski events were scheduled, they resorted to ¿snow dances.¿
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Monday, February 11, 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: -11.3
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -14.4
Humidity: 60%
Wind: 3.6 km/h NW
Pressure: 101.3 kPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -1.7
Low: -11.4


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 11, 2013
-10 °C
Fog
Windchill: -15 °C
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 9 km/h NW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -13 °C
Pressure: 1025 hPa (Steady)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.2°C 1966
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.7°C 1975
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Yesterday was much better than the previous few.Temps rose to a high of only
slightly below freezing,winds were generally light and there was a lot of
sunshine.Temps are expected to be above freezing for most of this week but
there will be some precip.We are expected to get a little snow tonight that
will changeover to rain.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Wind becoming
south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High plus 2.
Tonight..Snow changing to rain near midnight. Snowfall amount 5 cm.
Rainfall amount 15 mm. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind
south 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 70 this
evening then becoming southwest 20 before morning. Temperature
rising to 6 by morning.
Tuesday..Showers ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with
40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating in the
morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming west 30 gusting to 50 in
the morning. High 6 with temperature falling to plus 2 in the
afternoon.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light late this morning then
increasing to south 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 25
early this evening and to south 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind
diminishing to west 20 Tuesday morning then increasing to west 30
Tuesday afternoon. Rain or snow beginning early this evening
changing to rain overnight and ending Tuesday morning. Fog patches
forming early this evening and dissipating Tuesday morning.
Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 6 overnight.

 Today's weather trivia: 11 February 1951: An unprecedented 3-day downpour,
over 300 mm in places, followed by 15 cm of snow, inundated parts of the
Fraser Valley, BC, forcing hundreds to flee. When temperatures plunged,
parts of the valley became a vast skating pond. Chilliwack was hardest hit
with a metre of water threatening the water supply. Three people perished.
Schools closed and rail lines were severed by mud slides and washouts.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

PHOTO: Looking out my driveway early yesterday afternoon.

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:00 AM:
Air Temp: -8.4
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -15.0
Humidity: 59%
Wind: 15.9 km/h NW
Pressure: 998 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -4.2
Low: -8.4


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 10, 2013
-7 °C
Fog
Windchill: -16 °C
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 33 km/h NNW
Wind Gust: 54 km/h
Dew Point: -10 °C
Pressure: 1009 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.7°C 1999
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.7°C 1975
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Yesterday was quite stormy as the 'blizzard of 2013' blew through the
area.The day started with strong winds,light snow and ice pellets.The wind
died down in the evening but snowfall increased.Snowfall amounts are hard to
measure due to drifting but we did not receive the predicted 50 cms.My best
estimate is somewhere between 20 to 25 cms for my area.Coastal and western
areas seemed to take the brunt of the storm with lots of wind damage from
Shelburne to Yarmouth.
The wind is still brisk this morning but the snow has ended.Today will be a
good cleanup day with temps just a little below freezing.Warmer weather is
expected this week with rain a good possibility on Tuesday.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this morning.
Clearing this afternoon. Local blowing snow. Wind north 40 km/h
gusting to 70. High minus 3.
Tonight..Clear. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light
before morning. Low minus 9 except minus 14 in low lying inland
areas.
Monday..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon then flurries
or rain showers beginning in the evening. Wind becoming southwest
20 km/h in the afternoon then south 30 gusting to 50 in the evening.
High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 30 this
afternoon and to northwest 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to
light Monday morning then increasing to southwest 15 Monday
afternoon. Wind increasing to south 25 Monday evening. Flurries
ending late this afternoon. Rain and fog patches beginning Monday
evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries and in fog patches.
Freezing spray ending after midnight. Temperatures minus 5 rising to
plus 3 Monday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 10 February 2001: Near Landsdowne, ON, 100 km/h
winds shook a brick farmhouse and swept away a 4 x 15 m stable housing 17
prized horses. Armed with a flashlight, the owners found a horse trapped
underneath the rubble. The horse could stand and walk but was very
uncomfortable. He died 12 hours later from internal injuries. A little filly
was found nearby with a broken neck; other horses suffered cuts and bruises.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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