Saturday, March 23, 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:-4.4
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -7.5
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 7.3 km/h SW
Pressure: 986 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +7.0
Low: -4.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-2 °C
Clear
Windchill: -8 °C
Humidity: 83%
Wind: 22 km/h WSW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -5 °C
Pressure: 998 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 23, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 16.2°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -13.2°C 2004
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 54.1mm 2010
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 40.6mm 1970
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 22.9cm 1971
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 15.0cm 1964
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Yesterday was mostly sunny with temps that were fairly warm.The evening was
clear with temps dropping below freezing.It's clear and chilly this
morning.Clouds are expected to move in later and flurries are possible later
today and tomorrow.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness near noon then 60 percent
chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to
40. High plus 2. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind west
20 km/h. Low minus 1.
Sunday..Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 20 km/h becoming light near noon. High plus 3.

Marine Forecast:
Wind west 20 to 25 knots backing to southwest 25 to 30 this afternoon
then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Sunday morning. A few showers
or flurries.

 Today's weather trivia: 23 March 1968: The UN¿s World Meteorological
Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, has designated this date each year to
promote the science and service of meteorology. On this date, the Canada
Post Office issued a 5-cent stamp to commemorate the 200th anniversary of
Canada¿s first long-term, fixed-point weather observations at Fort Prince of
Wales, now Churchill, MB.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Friday, March 22, 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: -1.6
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -3.8
Humidity: 70%
Wind: 6.1 km/h NW
Pressure: 985 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 5.6
Low: -3.2


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 82%
Wind: 15 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -3 °C
Pressure: 997 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 6:00 AM ADT on March 22, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 29.2°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -10.6°C 1961
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 30.6mm 1998
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 11.9mm 1968
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 3.8cm 1972
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 15.0cm 1964
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Yesterday was quire uneventful weatherwise with seasonable temps and only a
few flurries in the evening.Hard to believe that one year ago temps were
near +30C.
More flurries are on the way for today and tomorrow and a mostly overcast
weekend is expected.There's a possibility that we may see the sun again on
Monday.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries early this morning.
Clearing this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming
west 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. High plus 5. UV index 4 or
moderate.
Tonight..A few clouds. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 2.
Saturday..Mainly cloudy. Flurries beginning in the morning. Wind west
30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 early
this morning and to west 15 near noon. Wind increasing to west 25
early this evening. A few showers or flurries.

 Today's weather trivia: 22 March 1895: A tug with barge in tow left
Victoria, BC, for Haddington Island, BC, to procure stone for the new
Parliament buildings in Victoria. About 3 km from Trial Islands, BC, the
steamer encountered a storm and sank. Four crew members were washed away and
drowned. Another swam to shore half-frozen but survived. Another stayed by
the wreck. His body was recovered hanging drowned in the water.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Thursday, March 21, 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: -3.2
Conditions:mostly clear
Windchill: -3.1
Humidity: 75%
Wind: 3.6 KM/H SW
Pressure: 998 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 3.1
Low: -3.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
0 °C
Clear
Windchill: -6 °C
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 18 km/h SW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -2 °C
Pressure: 1010 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 21, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 28.1°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -11.7°C 1961
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 35.6mm 2002
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 20.1mm 1974
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 11.4cm 1970
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 15.0cm 1964
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Yesterday started out pretty messy with about 10cms on we snow.The snow
ended early in the morning and some of it melted until temps dropped to 0 in
the mid-afternoon.The evening was partly clear with temps a few degrees
below the freezing point.
We may see a few flurries today but the storm that was forecast for tonight
and into tomorrow has been cancelled.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning
then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40
becoming southeast 20 near noon. High plus 3. UV index 4 or
moderate.
Tonight..Cloudy. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 this
evening. Low minus 2.
Friday..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness early in the evening. Wind
northwest 20 km/h becoming west 20 early in the evening. High 6.

Marine Forecast:
Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 early
this morning then backing to southerly 10 to 15 late this morning.
Wind backing to east 15 early this evening then increasing to
northeast 20 to 25 late this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest
15 near noon Friday then backing to west 15 to 20 Friday evening.
Showers beginning this afternoon and ending overnight. Visibility 1
mile or less in showers.

 Today's weather trivia: 21 March 2011: As of this day, 6,800 truckloads or
220,000 t of fuel and equipment had been hauled along the 568-km-long winter
road to the diamond mines north of Yellowknife, NT. The haulage nearly
doubled the previous year¿s totals. With colder weather early in the winter,
the road was opened 10 days earlier, allowing crews to get trucks on the
road a lot quicker than expected.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:02 AM:
Air Temp: 0.8
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -0.7
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 15.9 km/h S
Pressure: 981 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 1.2
Low: -7.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
2 °C
Rain
Windchill: -5 °C
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 39 km/h South
Wind Gust: 48 km/h
Dew Point: 2 °C
Pressure: 994 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 20, 2013


Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 17.8°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -8.9°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 22.6mm 1975
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 22.6mm 1975
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 3.8cm 1971
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 20.0cm 1964
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I typed this up just as we hit the Spring Equinox.Spring?There's no Spring
here.Overnight we had about 10cm plus of heavy wet snow.All schools are
closed,roads are a mess.Shovelling it is a hard workout.What's worse?There's
more snow in the forecast for the next 3 or 4 days.At least temps are not
too cold.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers.
Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 50 gusting
to 70 near noon. High plus 3 with temperature falling to minus 1
this afternoon.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind
southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 1.
Thursday..Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind
southwest 20 km/h becoming light early in the evening. High plus 5.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 35 to 40 knots becoming southwest 30 to 40 early this
morning then increasing to southwest 45 late this morning. Wind
diminishing to southwest 30 this afternoon and to southwest 15
Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to light Thursday afternoon then
increasing to northeast 20 to 30 Thursday evening. Rain and ice
pellets changing to a few showers and a few flurries early this
morning and ending early this evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 20 March

1907: During a fierce gale, the roof and upper portion of a house were blown
down at St. Simon, NB. The father took one child to the nearest house, 0.5
km away. On returning home, he got lost in the storm. Reaching home the
following morning in a very exhausted state, he found his wife and 3 other
children frozen to death in a snowdrift.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Tuesday, March 19, 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: -7.5
Conditions: overcast
Windchill: -7.5
Humidity: 34%
Wind: 3.6 km/h NE
Pressure: 1015 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -2.0
Low: -11.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-6 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 65%
Wind: 9 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -11 °C
Pressure: 1026 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 19, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 11.9°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.7°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 38.2mm 1998
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 17.0mm 1968
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 5.1cm 1960
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 23.0cm 1964
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Yesterday was a cold day even though it was clear and sunny.The sky remained
clear in the evening.
Stormy weather is on the way for later today and into tomorrow.Snowfall
warnings are now in place with 15 to 20 cms accumulation expected.Coastal
areas may also see some ice pellets and / or a change over to rain.

Today's Forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Cloudy. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this afternoon. High
minus 1.
Tonight..Cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this evening. Snow
mixed with ice pellets overnight. Risk of freezing rain overnight.
Snow and ice pellet amount 15 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind east
20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Low minus 4.
Wednesday..Flurries becoming mixed with rain showers late in the
morning and ending early in the evening then cloudy with 60 percent
chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow
early in the morning. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
southwest 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. High plus 3 with
temperature falling to minus 1 in the afternoon.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 10 to 15 knots veering to east 15 to 20 near noon then
increasing to east 20 to 30 this afternoon. Wind increasing to east
35 early this evening then becoming southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday
morning. Wind increasing to southwest 40 Wednesday afternoon then
diminishing to west 30 Wednesday evening. Snow and ice pellets
beginning near noon changing to rain Wednesday morning and ending
Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow. Temperatures
minus 1 rising to plus 4 Wednesday morning.

 Today's weather trivia: 19 March 1833: New Brunswickers had never witnessed
such intense cold or depth of snow at the beginning of March. Saint Andrew's
Harbour was frozen over and persons crossed frequently. A dreadful slaughter
of red deer took place. Because the animals were slowed by the deep snow,
their pursuers overtook them with ease on snowshoes and cut their throats; 1
person brought 13 carcasses to town.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo: Here comes the storm.


(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:20 AM:
Air Temp: -11.5
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -19.1
Humidity: 26%
Wind: 17.1 km/h NW
Pressure: 1012 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 3.8
Low: -11.5


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-10 °C
Clear
Windchill: -18 °C
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 20 km/h NW
Wind Gust: 41 km/h
Dew Point: -18 °C
Pressure: 1024 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 18, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 17.4°C 2010
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.1°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 13.5mm 1964
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 7.1mm 1973
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 16.0cm 1964
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 20.0cm 1970
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Yesterday was generally clear but temps were cool and the wind was fairtly
brisk for most of the day.The evening was clear and cold.Today is expected
to be more like mid-winter than it should be and a few stormy days are on
the way.Snow,rain,ice and windy conditions are expected tomorrow and
Wednesday.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High minus 3. UV index 4 or
moderate.
Tonight..Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening.
Low minus 8.
Tuesday..Increasing cloudiness. Light snow beginning early in the
afternoon then changing to snow at times heavy mixed with ice
pellets in the evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Local
blowing snow in the evening. Wind becoming east 20 km/h near noon
then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 early in the evening. High
minus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 this
morning and to northwest 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind veering to
northeast 10 to 15 Tuesday morning then to east 15 to 20 near noon
Tuesday. Wind increasing to east 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon and to
east 35 Tuesday evening. Chance of flurries today. Snow and periods
of ice pellets beginning near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or
less in snow. Freezing spray ending near midnight. Temperatures
minus 5 rising to plus 1 Tuesday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 18 March 2001: Ottawa, ON¿s annual blasting of ice
on the Rideau River, dating back to 1878 to prevent ice jams, was halted
because there was no water in the river. The operation needs a fairly strong
flow of water to carry the broken ice away. A lot of snow that winter
insulated the ice. In the meantime, safety officials were concerned by the
number of dog-walkers and cross-country skiers on the ice.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo:Last night's sky while looking for comet Pan-Starrs

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:40 AM:
Air Temp: -7.2
Conditions:clear
Windchill:-7.2
Humidity:65%
Wind:calm
Pressure:1000 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +3.0
Low: -7.6


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-6 °C
Clear
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 9 km/h WSW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -8 °C
Pressure: 1011 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 17, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 12.9°C 2011
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.6°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 21.3mm 1974
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 21.3mm 1974
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 9.4cm 1967
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2008) 25.0cm 1960
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Yesterday was a mostly clear day with cool temps.Sky conditions remained
mostly unchanged in the evening but temps dropped to chilly values.We're
expecting a few flurries later today and still watching an approaching
disturbance that will bring a rain/snow mix to the area on Tuesday.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then a few
flurries. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late this morning then
northwest 30 gusting to 50 late this afternoon. High plus 2. UV
index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..A few flurries ending this evening then partly cloudy. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 12.
Monday..Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
light in the evening. High zero.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southwest 25 knots early this afternoon and
to northwest 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25
near noon Monday and to northwest 15 Monday evening. Chance of
flurries today and Monday. Freezing spray beginning this evening and
ending Monday evening. Temperatures zero falling to minus 8 to
minus 4 this evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 17 March 2003: The ice thickness in the Upper Great
Lakes approached 60 cm-greater than that of 1979, also a bad year. Officials
deployed a powerful icebreaker in St. Mary's River and used an escort-convoy
system for navigating early ships, the first time in 7 years. The ice cover
finally thawed at the end of April. Further complicating matters, icebound
channels blocked ice chunks from flowing downstream.
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