Saturday, March 9, 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: -2.0
Conditions: cloudy
Windchill: -4.7
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 19.5 km/h NE
Pressure:
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 1.3
Low: -2.4


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-1 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -7 °C
Humidity: 83%
Wind: 24 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: 39 km/h
Dew Point: -3 °C
Pressure: 1020 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 09, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.0°C 1973
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.0°C 2007
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 22.9mm 1964
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 16.3mm 1964
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 5.8cm 1964
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 13.0cm 1960
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Yesterday was another windy and cloudy day.Temps were near the freezing
point for the day and the evening.The gale force winds we had for about 30
hours finally diminished in the afternoon.Conditions are expected to be dry
and calm for the next 3 days.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60
diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High plus 4.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low
minus 2.
Sunday..Sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
High 6.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northeast 25 to 30 near
noon and to northeast 20 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to
northeast 10 to 15 Sunday evening. Temperatures near plus 1.

 Today's weather trivia: 9 March 2007: Snow and high wind led to
chain-reaction crashes of cars, trucks, vans, motorcoaches, and school buses
on Highway 400 from Toronto to Barrie, ON. Near Newmarket, the driver of a
car "submarined" under a semi-trailer was trapped for 4 hours in a -37°C
wind chill until a crane lifted the semi and he was cut from the wreckage.
Despite frostbite, bruises, and a broken ankle, he survived.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, March 8, 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: -0.2
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -4.6
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 25.7 km/h NE
Pressure: 1003 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 1.5C
Low: -0.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
1 °C
Snow
Windchill: -6 °C
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 37 km/h NE
Wind Gust: 56 km/h
Dew Point: -1 °C
Pressure: 1014 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 08, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 13.8°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.3°C 2007
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 31.7mm 2008
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 27.9mm 1972
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 9.9cm 1960
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 13.0cm 1962
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The wind continued to blow yesterday and was at gale force for the day and
overnight.The wind will stay brisk until Sunday when the low pressure system
is expected to break up.Unlike the New England states,we had no snow and
there is none expected with this storm other than a few flurries.Temps will
be a few degrees above what is considered normal with even warmer temps
expected next week.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Wind
northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along parts of
the coast. High plus 5.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low
minus 3.
Saturday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to
60 becoming east 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High plus 5.

Marine Forecast:
Storm warning in effect.
Wind northeast 40 to 50 knots becoming northeast 35 to 45 this
evening then diminishing to northeast 30 to 35 Saturday morning.
Wind diminishing to northeast 25 to 30 Saturday evening. Periods of
rain ending this evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 8 March 2005: A 2 1/2 year old black cat called Mr.
Mudpie rallied from a severe bout of hypothermia. A few weeks earlier, the
Guelph, ON, Humane Society found the cat frozen in a mud puddle. Near death,
he was too weak to move, there were signs of frostbite on the tips of his
ears and a scab on his nose, and fur was missing from the bottoms of his
front feet.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:05 AM:
Air Temp: 0.3
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -5.2
Humidity: 65%
Wind: 22.0 km/h NE
Pressure: 1010 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 2.9
Low: -0.3


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
1 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 85%
Wind: 32 km/h NE
Wind Gust: 52 km/h
Dew Point: -1 °C
Pressure: 1021 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 07, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 11.3°C 2009
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.6°C 2007
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 45.4mm 1999
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 32.8mm 1967
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 11.9cm 1967
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 15.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was a mostly cloudy day with temps a few degrees above
freezing.The wind picked up in the afternoon and we had gale force winds for
the rest of the day and overnight.The wind is still quite strong this
morning and will continue to blow into the weekend.I wonder what happened to
the nice weather that was supposed to start yesterday?

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along parts of
the coast. High plus 3. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northeast
40 km/h gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along parts of the coast.
Low zero.
Friday..Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Wind
northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 except gusting to 80 along parts of
the coast in the morning and afternoon. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northeast 35 Friday morning
then diminishing to northeast 30 Friday evening. Showers and
flurries beginning this morning and ending near noon Friday.

 Today's weather trivia: 7 March 2011: A storm hit Quebec and New Brunswick
with up to 70 cm of snow. In Sherbrooke, QC, more than 75 cm of snow fell in
24 hours, shutting down schools, city facilities, and roads. It took 10 days
to clear away the snow. Police took the exceptional step of urging residents
not to leave their homes. Those who ventured out, used snowshoes, skis, and
even snowboards to get around.
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Wednesday, March 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: -0.1
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -4.7
Humidity: 76%
Wind: 15.9 km/h NE
Pressure:1010 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 3.2
Low: -1.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
1 °C
Snow
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 22 km/h NE
Wind Gust: 35 km/h
Dew Point: -1 °C
Pressure: 1021 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 06, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.0°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -12.2°C 1969
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 20.8mm 1966
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 20.8mm 1966
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 7.6cm 1967
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 23.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was mostly cloudy with a few flurries.The flurries turned to snow
in the evening with enough accumulation to cover the streets.More flurries
are expected today.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming east 30 gusting to 50 this
morning. High plus 2.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 1.
Thursday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to
60 except gusting to 80 along parts of the coast. High plus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to east 30 to 35 overnight and to
east 40 to 45 Thursday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 6 March 2007: Victorians (BC) counted 3.4 billion
blooms in their gardens, parks, and golf courses in this year's Victoria
Flower Count or, as one writer put it, "The 32nd Annual Festival Of Bite Me,
Toronto." This was significantly fewer than the 5.4 billion in 2006 and the
record 8.5 billion in 2002; waning enthusiasm for the flower count, not
weather, was likely the reason for the low tally.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Tuesday, March 5, 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: -0.4
Conditions: light snow
Windchill: -2.5
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 6.1 km/h NE
Pressure: 995 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 5.1
Low: -0.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Rain
Windchill: -6 °C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 18 km/h NE
Wind Gust: 32 km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 1006 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on March 05, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 11.7°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -11.7°C 1969
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 23.1mm 1966
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 23.1mm 1966
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 5.1cm 1967
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 30.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was mild with a mix of sun and cloud.There were some showers in
the evening that turned to snow overnight and there's enough snow down now
to cover the streets.
The snow and/or rain showers are expected to persist for most of the
day.Temps will be near 0.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Flurries or rain showers ending this morning then cloudy with
rain showers beginning this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast
20 km/h gusting to 40 early this morning. High plus 4.
Tonight..A few flurries and rain showers ending this evening then
cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northeast 20 km/h
gusting to 40. Low zero.
Wednesday..Mainly cloudy. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40
becoming east 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light increasing to northeast 10 to 15 knots early this morning
and to northeast 15 to 20 late this morning. Wind increasing to
northeast 25 to 30 this evening. Showers and flurries ending
overnight.

 Today's weather trivia: 5 March 1944: A group of loggers at a camp 40 km
east of Pine Falls, MB, waited hours in a blinding blizzard in order to
donate blood to the Canadian Red Cross. Snow-blocked roads prevented the
medical staff from arriving. By the time they did arrive, they were faced by
a gang of food-starved donors. Despite the weather, the staff reported an
exceptionally high blood count.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:30 AM:
Air Temp: 0.5
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: 0.5
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 1.2 km/h SW
Pressure: 984 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 6.0
Low: -0.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
1 °C
Rain
Windchill: -2 °C
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 11 km/h SW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 1 °C
Pressure: 996 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on March 04, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 11.1°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.6°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 56.4mm 1971
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 49.0mm 1971
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 8.6cm 1972
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 38.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was another mild day with lots of snow melt.The evening was cloudy
and calm with temps near 0.High temps are expected to be on the plus side
all week with lots of sunshine from Wednesday until the weekend.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries.
High plus 3.
Tonight..Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1.
Tuesday..Cloudy. Flurries beginning in the morning then changing to
rain mixed with snow near noon and then changing to flurries late in
the afternoon and ending in the evening. Snowfall amount 2 cm.
Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting
to 50 late in the afternoon. High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 early this
evening then becoming northeast 15 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing
to northeast 25 Tuesday evening. Showers and flurries.

 Today's weather trivia: 4 March 2009: Officials evacuated 24 people from a
trailer park near Truro, NS, after ice-jammed flooding on the Salmon River.
In Pictou County, people watched the ice-clogged and "noisy" East River rise
4 m high. Pieces of equipment, building materials, unoccupied kennels, and
other debris bobbed in the waters. Ice cakes, 1 m thick, floated about,
rumbling and crushing everything in riverside yards.
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Sunday, March 3, 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: -0.6
Conditions: fog
Windchill: -0.6
Humidity: 86%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 987 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +3.8
Low: -1.9


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -2 °C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 6 km/h NW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 999 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 03, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.3°C 1972
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -14.5°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 30.4mm 2000
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 19.1mm 1969
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 9.1cm 1969
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2012) 33.0cm 1962
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Yesterday was a mild day with a mix of sun and cloud.The evening was
overcast with temps near 0.We have some fog here this morning and conditions
will not change very much over the next 2 to 3 days.Looking for warmer temps
and sunshine in the latter part of the week.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy with
40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Risk of freezing
drizzle early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning.
High plus 2.
Tonight..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries
changing to 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Low zero.
Monday..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning then
60 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon and evening. High
plus 3.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots early this afternoon
then becoming light Monday morning. A few flurries and a few showers
changing to a few showers early this evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 3 March 1941: A young farm boy walked 15 km through
snowdrifts in -25°C weather to enlist in the army at Innisfree, AB, but was
rejected by medical officers. He remarked, "It's a funny thing that I can
walk 9 miles here and 9 miles return and still not be fit enough to join
up." Recruiting officers were impressed by his spirit and that of countless
others, but he was too young and too short.
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