(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at AM:
Air Temp: -11.3
Conditions: light snow
Wind: NW @ 6.1 km/h
Relative Humidity: 70%
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
8:00 AM AST Friday 18 January 2013
Wind:NNW 12 km/h
Yesterday was quite mild and most of the snow from Wednesday melted
away.Another bunch of snow has moved into the area today,scis forecast.We
have schools are canceled and roads are reported to be slippery.The snow is
supposed to end by noon and only 5 cms is forecast….we have at least that
much already.More snow and rain is expected over the weekend but temps will
be warmer than they are today.
Today..Periods of snow ending near noon then clearing. Amount 5 cm.
Local blowing snow this afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40
becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 near noon. Temperature steady
near minus 9.
Tonight..A few clouds. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 20 near midnight.
Low minus 11 with temperature rising to minus 7 by morning.
Saturday..Becoming cloudy in the morning with flurries changing to
periods of rain mixed with snow in the afternoon. Snowfall amount
2 cm. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h
gusting to 60 in the morning then diminishing to 20 gusting to 40
early in the evening. High plus 4.
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind north 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 20 to 25 early this
morning then backing to west 15 to 20 after midnight. Wind backing
to southwest 20 Saturday morning then increasing to southwest 25 to
35 near noon Saturday. Periods of snow changing to flurries early
this afternoon then to a few showers near noon Saturday. Visibility
1 mile or less in precipitation. Freezing spray beginning this
morning and ending Saturday morning. Temperatures minus 1 falling to
minus 7 this afternoon then rising to plus 5 Saturday evening.
Today's weather trivia: 18 January
2005: Southwestern BC's cold spell came to an abrupt end in a "tropical
punch" featuring days of torrential rain. The Lower Mainland and Vancouver
Island experienced heavy flooding as more than 127 mm of rain fell in some
areas over 24 hours. Catch basins and ditches overflowed. A mudslide swept a
house off the lower slope of Mount Seymour, killing a woman.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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