Monday, December 31, 2007

What A Surprise...

the weatherman goofed once again.The 'Winter Storm Watch' has been cancelled and it is currently +3 and raining.
We like rain....there's no shovelling involved.

The Weather Report From Hoptoad Hill (near Liverpool,NS)

Dec 31,2007
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Yesterday was the calm before the storm.Temps were above freezing and there was lots of sun.This morning it is a completely different world out there with a combination of snow and freezing rain currently hitting our area.The streets are covered already and there's more on the way according to the weather advisory:

Queens County
4:13 AM AST Monday 31 December 2007
Winter storm watch for Queens County continued
This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A developing low pressure system currently south of Cape Cod is forecast to track northeastward along the coast of Nova Scotia today. Snow ahead of this system will spread across the region this morning. The storm is expected to give 20 to 25 centimetres of snow to the valley..Northern Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Highlands. In addition strong winds are expected to develop with this system and give an extended period of poor visibility in blowing snow. The Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is expected to get 10 to 15 centimetres of snow..With less on the south shore..Followed by a period of freezing rain and ice pellets and then rain. The precipitation will become a few flurries across the western end of the province this evening and near midnight over Cape Breton.

There is still some uncertainty with the exact track of this storm. A slight deviation to the north would lower the snowfall amounts across the province and increase the threat of freezing rain and ice pellets further north. Rainfall amounts could be higher across the Atlantic coastal sections. On the other hand..A slight deviation to the south would increase snowfall amounts along the Atlantic coast and a snowfall warning would become necessary.

It looks like we will have an interesting day here for the last day of '07.

Yesterday's data for the record:
Temps -- high: 5.2 low: -1.3
Precip: 0.6mm

Conditions here at publication time(~7:45AM AST)
Temperature: -2
Wind: light E
Precip: snow mixed with freezing rain
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The forecast:
Winter storm watch in effect.
Today..Snow becoming mixed with ice pellets this afternoon except
rain along the coast. Risk of freezing rain. Snow and ice pellet
amount 10 to 15 cm except rainfall amount 5 mm along the coast. Local
blowing snow late this morning and early this afternoon. Wind
becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High zero except
plus 3 along the coast.
Tonight..A few flurries ending this evening then clearing. A few
showers along the coast this evening. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting
to 60 diminishing to 20 near midnight. Low minus 6.
Tuesday..Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the day then periods of
snow. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High
minus 1.

Late Night Update

No signs of any storm here yet.Temp is just at -1 currently and there's no precip in the air.According to the long range radar,the front is still quite aways southwest of us.....I believe it won't be here until late today.
We shall see.
The next entry,including a visual,will be posted in the morning.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Afternoon Update

Now....isn't this precise....

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

The Report From Hoptoad Hill near Liverpool,NS

Dec 30,2007
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius. Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Yesterday was a messy day here on the South Shore of NS.Most of the day was taken up with some really wet snow leaving behind a slushy mess on the street.Temps were a couple of degrees above the freezing mark throughout the day.It began to clear in the evening and is all clear here this morning.

Yesterday's data:
Temps -- high: 6.9 low: -2.2
Precip: 110mm rain and snow mixed.

Conditions here at publication time(~8:30AM AST)
Temperature: -2
Wind: calm
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Another storm is on the way for tomorrow with more snow changing to rain.
The forecast:

Winter storm watch in effect.
Today..Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to
40 becoming light this afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 4.
Tonight..Increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning overnight. Amount 5
cm. Low minus 2.
Monday..Snow changing to ice pellets then to rain in the afternoon
and ending late in the day then cloudy. Risk of freezing rain late in
the morning and early in the afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 5
to 10 cm. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50
becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High plus 3.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Report From Hoptoad Hill near Liverpool,NS

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Dec 29,2007

Yesterday was mostly overcast with temps near 0 and a few light flurries.
Temps stayed mild for this time of the year overnight and were just a couple of degrees below freezing.

Conditions here at publication time(~7:00AM AST)
Temperature readings in Canada are measured in Celcius.
Celcius to Fahrenheit formula
Temperature: -4C
Wind: calm
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