Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:55 AM:
Air Temp: -1.9
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -1.9
Humidity: 83%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 984 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 0.1
Low: -2.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-1 °C
Fog
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 96%
Wind: 11 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -2 °C
Pressure: 996 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 02, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.1°C 1997
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.5°C 2001
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 40.8mm 2009
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2012) 3.0mm 1965
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2012) 14.7cm 1975
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2012) 33.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was a messy day here with lots of snow,some ice pellets and
drizzle.Overall snowfall total was about 25cms. The evening was calm with
some drizzle and light flurries,temp was near 0.More flurries and showers
are expected for about the next week.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Flurries changing to a few rain showers near noon. Wind
becoming north 20 km/h near noon. High plus 4.
Tonight..A few rain showers ending this evening then cloudy with
40 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light
this evening. Low zero.
Sunday..Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning and
40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries in the afternoon and
evening. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late
this evening then backing to southwest 10 to 15 Sunday morning. A
few flurries and a few showers.

 Today's weather trivia: 2 March 2009: The Saint John, NB, area endured
another snowy day a week after a record snowfall buried the region. Crews
had just enough time between snowstorms to clean the sidewalks, widen
streets, and trim snowbanks. Streets were clogged with so much snow that
ploughs had to lead fire trucks and ambulances on their emergency calls.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:55 AM:
Air Temp: -1.1
Conditions: snow
Windchill: -1.1
Humidity: 86%
Wind: calm (? may be equip malfunction)
Pressure: 984 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 1.5
Low: -2.1


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Snow
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 17 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: 35 km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 995 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 8:00 AM AST on March 01, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 12.1°C 2000
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.4°C 2001
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 26.2mm 1966
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2012) 26.2mm 1966
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2012) 7.9cm 1975
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 38.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was mostly cloudy with some drizzle that turned to rain in the
evening.The rain changed to snow overnight and we have at least 10 cms on
the ground and probably more.The snow will continue for awhile today with
more flurries and/or showers continuing until next week.Temps will generally
be near 0.

Today's Forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Snow. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50
becoming north 30 gusting to 50 early this afternoon. High plus 1.
Tonight..Flurries ending this evening then mainly cloudy. Wind north
20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 overnight. Temperature
steady near zero.
Saturday..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries changing to
40 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. Wind northwest
20 km/h becoming light in the evening. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 early this evening
then backing to northwest 15 to 20 overnight. Wind backing to west
20 Saturday afternoon. Flurries and showers and fog patches ending
near midnight. Showers beginning near noon Saturday.

 Today's weather trivia: 28 February 2003: In Ottawa, ON, 1,500 families
could neither shower nor flush due to frozen pipes. The city's thawing and
steam machines worked overtime to fix the problem, the worst since 1994 when
pipes froze in 2,500 homes and businesses. Since January 1, there had been
24 cold days (compared to 1 in 2002 and 1 report of frozen pipes); average
is 15 days. Letting taps run slightly prevents freeze-ups.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:50 AM:
Air Temp: 0.8
Conditions: drizzle
Windchill: -1.2
Humidity: 78%
Wind: 6.1 km/h NE
Pressure: 1000 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 3.5
Low: -6.8


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
2 °C
Rain
Windchill: -3 °C
Humidity: 91%
Wind: 24 km/h ENE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 1 °C
Pressure: 1012 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 28, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.4°C 2000
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.0°C 1964
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 34.8mm 2010
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 11.9mm 1967
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2005) 4.0cm 2005
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2011) 43.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was a mild day with a fair amount of sunshine.Clouds moved into
the area in the afternoon and the evening was overcast and chilly.Overnight
we had a small amount of snow and some rain.Conditions will worsen over the
next couple of days with more snow and rain expected until Monday.

Today's Forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Amount
15 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind east 30 km/h
gusting to 50. High plus 3.
Tonight..Periods of rain mixed with snow changing to snow at times
mixed with ice pellets this evening. Risk of freezing rain this
evening and overnight. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Snow and ice pellet
amount 10 cm. Fog patches. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low
minus 1.
Friday..Snow changing to rain showers or flurries in the afternoon.
Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60.
High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Wind east 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 20 to 25 early this
morning then backing to northeast 25 to 30 overnight. Rain and fog
patches beginning early this morning changing to snow overnight then
to showers Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches
and in snow.

 Today's weather trivia: 28 February 2003: In Ottawa, ON, 1,500 families
could neither shower nor flush due to frozen pipes. The city's thawing and
steam machines worked overtime to fix the problem, the worst since 1994 when
pipes froze in 2,500 homes and businesses. Since January 1, there had been
24 cold days (compared to 1 in 2002 and 1 report of frozen pipes); average
is 15 days. Letting taps run slightly prevents freeze-ups.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Wednesday, February 27, 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: -6.8
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -6.8
Humidity: 77%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 1014 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 6.7
Low:  -8.1


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-3 °C
Clear
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 97%
Wind: 6 km/h North
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -4 °C
Pressure: 1025 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 27, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 6.7°C 2000
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.3°C 1973
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 24.2mm 2008
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2011) 5.3mm 1971
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2011) 5.6cm 1969
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2008) 46.0cm 1962
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We had a nice day here yesterday with warm temps and lots of sunshine.The
evening was generally clear with temps a little below freezing.
Today is expected to be similar to yesterday and then some stormy weather
moves in for the rest of the week.We are expecting mostly rain but some snow
is also possible.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Sunny. High plus 3. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness this evening. Wind east 20 km/h. Low
minus 1.
Thursday..Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers late
in the morning and early afternoon. Periods of rain beginning in the
afternoon then changing to periods of snow mixed with rain in the
evening. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing in the
afternoon. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 3.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light increasing to east 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and to
east 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to east 20 to 25
Thursday morning and to east 25 to 30 Thursday afternoon. Periods of
rain and fog patches beginning Thursday morning.

 Today's weather trivia: 27 February 1876: A north/northeast gale provided a
stunning view of Niagara Falls (ON). Huge rocks below the American Falls,
often submerged, were dry and exposed; between Goat Island and Prospect
Park, the river, usually flowing at over 30 km/h, was still; the stream just
above Table Rock was a dry, solid bed of rock; and Horseshoe Falls had lost
2/3rds of its water and looked like an ordinary millpond.
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Tuesday, February 26, 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: -8.5
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -8.5
Humidity: 75%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 1015 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 6.3
Low: -8.7


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-7 °C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: -11 °C
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 9 km/h NNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -8 °C
Pressure: 1026 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 26, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.2°C 1961
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.4°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 68.0mm 2010
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 23.4mm 1965
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 48.3cm 1969
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2009) 51.0cm 1962
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We had a pretty good day yesterday with lots of sunshine and mild temps.The
evening was clear and cold.Today is expected to be mild and sunny,Some
precip is on the way for Thursday.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Sunny. High plus 4. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Low minus 5.
Wednesday..Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the evening. Wind
becoming east 20 km/h in the evening. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Wind north 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light near noon then
increasing to east 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to
east 20 to 25 Wednesday evening. Temperatures near plus 1.

 Today's weather trivia: 26 February 2006: A 60-year temperature record was
broken in Iqaluit, NU, as temperatures rose to a balmy 5.7°C. Pangnirtung on
the Arctic Circle peaked at 8.7°C at a time of year when the normal high is
-21°C. Instead of shovelling snow, people tried coping with rain and icy
roads. February rains occurred only 3 times since 1946, with the last
mid-winter downpour recorded in 1986.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Monday, February 25, 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: -6.6
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -11.5
Humidity: 60%
Wind: 6.1 km/h N
Pressure: 999 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 0.8
Low: -6.7


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 25, 2013
-5 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -11 °C
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 17 km/h North
Wind Gust: 28 km/h
Dew Point: -7 °C
Pressure: 1011 hPa (Rising)

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.0°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -14.0°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 39.6mm 1961
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 39.6mm 1961
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 15.2cm 1974
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2009) 56.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was a little chilly and breezy.The wind diminished somewhat
overnight as temps dropped.There is still a N breeze this morning and
windchills are in the minus double digits.Temps are expected to warm to
above 0 today and most of the week will be seasonable.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind
northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 20 gusting to 40 this
afternoon. High plus 2. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Becoming clear after midnight. Wind north
20 km/h becoming light overnight. Low minus 8.
Tuesday..Mainly sunny. High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 20 to 30 early this
morning then diminishing to north 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind
veering to northeast 10 to 15 overnight then diminishing to light
Tuesday afternoon. Snow or rain ending early this morning.
Temperatures near zero.

 Today's weather trivia: 25 February 1926: Afternoon rains fell in Dundas,
ON. An hour or two later, residents were astonished to see hundreds of small
fish on the ground. The majority were the size of small fry and resembled
pickerel or whitefish fry. Eyewitnesses said the creatures did not come from
the sewers, nor were they washed from the town's creek because it was
frozen. Most were satisfied the fish fell with the rain from the sky.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Sunday, February 24, 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: -2.5
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -5.8
Humidity: 64%
Wind: 8.5 km/h E
Pressure: 100.5 kpa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 0.9
Low: -8.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 24, 2013
-1 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -7 °C
Humidity: 82%
Wind: 22 km/h East
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -4 °C
Pressure: 1017 hPa (Falling)

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 12.4°C 2000
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.1°C 1970
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 29.0mm 1962
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2006) 6.1mm 1975
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2006) 29.0cm 1962
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2009) 28.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was a nice late Feb day with relatively light winds and temps near
0.The evening was mostly calm and clear.Clouds moved in overnight and some
precip is expected today.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Increasing cloudiness. Periods of light snow beginning near
noon. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon.
High plus 1.
Tonight..Periods of snow ending this evening then cloudy with
30 percent chance of flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind northeast
30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 along parts of the coast.
Low minus 5.
Monday..Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind north
20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 15 knots increasing to east 20 this morning and to east 25
to 30 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 30 to 40
early this evening then diminishing to northeast 25 late this
evening. Wind backing to north 15 to 20 Monday afternoon. Snow or
rain ending Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in
precipitation. Temperatures near plus 1.

 Today's weather trivia: 24 February 2003: The temperature in Winnipeg, MB,
dipped to -35.9°C, the coldest day that winter. At Scoopy Doo Canine Waste
Removal, business was picking up. Calling them poopsicles, the owner said,
"It's actually easier to clean ... because it's so frozen you just whack it
out ... like a golf ball." Extreme cold often causes water-main breaks;
owners must pay to free their car from ice caused by a break.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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