Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:30 AM:
Air Temp: -5.7
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -5.7
Humidity: 64%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 992 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +1.4
Low: -7.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-6 °C
Clear
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 7 km/h West
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -8 °C
Pressure: 1004 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 8:00 AM ADT on March 16, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 12.8°C 1973
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.0°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 22.4mm 2004
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 10.7mm 1972
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 23.4cm 1970
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2008) 30.0cm 1960
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Yesterday was a cool day with flurries.There was a brief period of sunshine
late in the day but the evening was cloudy with more flurries.Temps were
cold overnight.
Today is expected to be mainly sunny but cool.Flurries are on the way for
tomorrow and later next week winter may throw it's last,hopefully it's
last,bit of snow at us.

Today's Forecast:
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late this
morning. High plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this
evening. Low minus 10.
Sunday..Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon
and evening. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the
afternoon then becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the evening.
High minus 1.

Marine Forecast:
Wind west 15 to 20 knots veering to north 15 this morning then
backing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to
light overnight then increasing to westerly 25 near noon Sunday.
Wind veering to northwest 30 Sunday evening. Chance of flurries this
morning and beginning Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in
flurries. Temperatures near zero.

 Today's weather trivia: 16 March 1920: Search parties on snowshoes,
horseback, and in sleighs set out from St. Claude, MB, to find a labourer
missing in a blizzard for 3 days. Searchers gave up, but a farmer's son
continued following the footprints. He eventually found the victim's body,
lying against a snowbank, 30 m from a CPR right-of-way. His face was
completely hidden behind a thick, white mask of frozen snow.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, March 15, 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: cloudy
Windchill: -0.8
Humidity: 84%
Wind: calm
Pressure: 987 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 10.0
Low: -0.9


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
1 °C
Snow
Windchill: -2 °C
Humidity: 94%
Wind: 7 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 999 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 15, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.7°C 2009
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -14.5°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 13.2mm 1975
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2008) 8.4mm 1973
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2008) 8.4cm 1975
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 30.0cm 1960
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Yesterday was pretty decent with sunshine and warm temps.The evening was
mostly clear,except for the area where PanStarrs is of course,and temps
dropped to the freezing point.We had a light dusting of snow overnight with
a little more expected today.
At this point the weekend looks like it will be mostly clear but cool.Some
messy weather is expected early next week.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Periods of snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northwest
20 km/h this morning. High plus 1 with temperature falling to
minus 2 this afternoon.
Tonight..Mainly cloudy. A few flurries this evening. Clearing
overnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low
minus 6.
Saturday..Sunny. Becoming partly cloudy in the evening. Wind becoming
northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High plus 1.

Marine Forecast:
Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 early this morning
and to northwest 25 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to
northwest 15 to 20 Saturday morning. Showers or flurries changing to
a few flurries early this morning and ending overnight. Temperatures
plus 6 falling to minus 1 overnight.

 Today's weather trivia: 15 March 2003: This winter saw a record number of
frozen water-pipe breaks in Saskatoon, SK-184 since January 1, more than
double the previous 7-year average of 82. Crews worked 12- to 16-hour
shifts, 7 days a week, to repair the breaks. Frost normally penetrates to
1.5 m, but this year, it penetrated as deep as 2.1 m and deeper in some
places.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Thursday, March 14, 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: 0.2
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -3.0
Humidity: 81%
Wind: 9.7 km/h W
Pressure: 990 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 7.1
Low: 0.2


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
1 °C
Rain
Windchill: -3 °C
Humidity: 94%
Wind: 11 km/h West
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 1002 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 14, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 14.1°C 2002
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -14.0°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 68.8mm 1961
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 57.7mm 1961
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 11.2cm 1961
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 28.0cm 1960
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Yesterday was mild but wet.We had heavy rain through the late afternoon and
evening.Overnight the rain ended,the sky cleared and temps dropped to near
0.Today is expected to be mostly sunny,flurries possible tomorrow.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Clearing early this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming
light this afternoon. High 7. UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of rain showers or
flurries changing to 60 percent chance of flurries near midnight.
Low minus 1.
Friday..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming
northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High plus 1.

Marine Forecast:
Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 this afternoon
then becoming variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to
west 20 Friday morning and to northwest 25 to 30 near noon Friday.
Periods of rain and fog patches ending early this morning. A few
showers or flurries beginning this evening and changing to chance of
flurries Friday.

 Today's weather trivia: 14 March 2005: As hundreds of athletes from around
the world gathered in Dawson, YT, for sled dog and Nordic ski races, snow,
freezing rain, and gusty winds played havoc with the competition. If it
hadn't been for the volunteers who sat on the windows of the beer tent, it
would have become airborne. The finish line banner was cut down when it
looked like the supporting posts would lift out of the holes in the ice.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Wednesday, March 13, 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: 5.8
Conditions: overcast
Windchill:3.4
Humidity:87%
Wind:11 km/h SE
Pressure:1003 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 6.5
Low: 1.4


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
5 °C
Rain
Windchill: -1 °C
Humidity: 97%
Wind: 39 km/h SSE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 4 °C
Pressure: 1015 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 13, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 14.7°C 2006
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -12.2°C 1974
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 81.5mm 1968
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 75.2mm 1968
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 23.4cm 1962
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 18.0cm 1964
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Yesterday was a mild day and temps stayed above freezing overnight.That's
the first time for that in a while.There is lots of rain on the way
today,clearing tomorrow and cooler air will move in to end the week.There is
a possibility that we may get some snow before the weekend.

Today's Forecast:
Rainfall warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early this morning.
Periods of rain beginning this morning. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches.
Wind south 30 km/h becoming southeast 40 gusting to 70 late this
morning. High 7.
Tonight..Periods of rain ending late this evening then cloudy with
60 percent chance of showers. Amount 15 mm. Fog patches. Wind
southeast 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 20 late this evening.
Low plus 3.
Thursday..Clearing early in the morning. Increasing cloudiness in the
evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind west 20 km/h
becoming light late in the afternoon. High 7.

Marine Forecast:
Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 early this
morning and to southeast 30 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west
15 near midnight. Periods of rain beginning late this morning and
ending near midnight. Fog patches dissipating near midnight.

 Today's weather trivia: 13 March 1936: Spring floods across Quebec drown 11
people in 2 days. Near La Martine, 5 children from 6 months to 8 years in
age were swept away by a torrent of water. Their parents and 5 siblings
survived. Earlier, 4 members of another family disappeared at
St-Tite-des-Caps when floodwaters carried another house away. Water reached
over highways and rail lines, and crippled communications.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:35 AM:
Air Temp: 1.4
Conditions: fog
Windchill: 0
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 1.4 km/h SW
Pressure: 1015 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 5.1
Low: -1.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
2 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: 0 °C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 6 km/h SSW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 2 °C
Pressure: 1027 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 12, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 15.8°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -14.4°C 1964
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 29.0mm 2000
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2005) 5.8mm 1973
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2005) 7.1cm 1963
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 23.0cm 1964
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Yesterday was mild with a mix of sun and cloud.The evening was mostly clear
with temps near 0.Today is expected to be cloudy,lots of rain is on the way
for tomorrow.

Today's Forecast:
Rainfall warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind south
20 km/h. High plus 4.
Tonight..Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning near midnight. Amount 2 to
4 mm. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h
becoming south 30 gusting to 50 near midnight. Temperature steady
near plus 4.
Wednesday..Rain at times heavy. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches. Wind south
40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming light late in the evening. High 7.

Marine Forecast:
Wind south 10 to 15 knots backing to southeast 15 to 20 this
afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 overnight. Wind veering to
south 30 Wednesday afternoon. Periods of rain beginning overnight.
Fog patches.

 Today's weather trivia: 12 March 2007: Parks Canada issued extreme
avalanche warnings for parts of Banff and Yoho national parks in the Rocky
Mountains. Mudslides, avalanches, and high winds closed area highways. A
snowboarder lost north of Lake Louise, AB, spent a night in a fierce
snowstorm before being found. The Canmore, AB, man took a wrong turn amid
heavy snowfall and ended up off course in a nearby valley.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:30 AM:
Air Temp: -1.0
Conditions: partly clear
Windchill: -1.0
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 1.2 km/h SE
Pressure: 1016 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +5.6
Low: -4.2


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -1 °C
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 3 km/h SSE
Wind Gust: -
Dew Point: -1 °C
Pressure: 1027.7 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 11, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.3°C 2006
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -13.7°C 2003
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 25.1mm 2004
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 9.1mm 1971
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 5.8cm 1964
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 25.0cm 1964
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Yesterday was a nice day with sunshine and warm temps.The evening was
generally clear with temps near 0.No comet visible here last night.Will try
again tonight if the sky is clear.Rain and clouds move in for a couple of
days starting tomorrow.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly cloudy. Clearing this afternoon. High plus 3 except 8
inland. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Low plus 1.
Tuesday..Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle in the evening. Fog
patches developing early in the evening. Wind becoming south 30 km/h
in the evening. High 7.

Marine Forecast:
Wind light increasing to south 10 to 15 knots this evening then
backing to southeast 15 to 20 Tuesday afternoon.

 Today's weather trivia: 11 March 2007: Alternating cold and mild air
produced gigantic icicles on homes in and around St. John's, NL. Some of the
sharp, heavy stalactites were 2 m long (or more). Although too brittle to
inflict a fatal wound, falling icicles caused serious enough injuries to
send a number of people to emergency rooms. Homeowners and businesses are
legally liable for such injuries.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:25 AM:
Air Temp:-1.4
Conditions: partly clear
Windchill: -4.9
Humidity: 60%
Wind: 9.7 km/h NE
Pressure: 1017 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +5.5
Low: -2.0


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Clear
Windchill: -4 °C
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 11 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -4 °C
Pressure: 1028 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 8:00 AM ADT on March 10, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.9°C 1966
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.1°C 1997
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 19.8mm 1964
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 9.4mm 1963
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 17.8cm 1964
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 18.0cm 1960
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We finally had a decent day here yesterday with lots of sunshine,mild temps
and light winds.The evening was mostly clear with temps dropping to slightly
below the freezing point.It is expected to be mild and generally clear for
the next few days,some rain is possible by mid-weekl.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Clearing this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h except gusting
to 40 along parts of the coast. High 6 except plus 3 along parts of
the coast. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Low minus 2.
Monday..Mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the evening.
High plus 3 except 8 inland.

Marine Forecast:
Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northeast 15 this
evening and to light overnight.

 Today's weather trivia: 10 March 2005: Residents of New Brunswick were
cleaning up after yesterday's huge winter storm. Winds gusting to more than
140 km/h knocked down power lines, tore the roofs from buildings in Saint
John, and blew trucks over. Fredericton got snow and heavy rain (25 mm);
Edmundston was rocked by 60 cm of snow. One resident noticed his barn was
missing; the next day it was found several metres down the street.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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