Monday, January 21, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo: Last night's Southern sky at approx. 9PM.Temps were still at +6C at
that time.

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:30AM:
Air Temp: -4.7
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -9.2
Humidity: 33%
Wind: 9.7 km/h NW
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +10.6
Low:  -4.7


Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-3 °C
Cloudy
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 22 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: 33 km/h
Dew Point: -12 °C
Pressure: 1009 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.8°C 2006
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.6°C 1970
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Yesterday was quite mild with afternoon temps in the lower double digits.The
wind was somewhat brisk from the West causing a bit of windchill.The wind
tapered off in the evening and temps remained on the plus side under mostly
clear skies.Overnight the temps dropped to a few degrees below freezing and
the wind switched to NW.Temps will continue to drop and some very cold temps
are expected this week.There is also a possibility of some snow for
tomorrow.Amounts should not be too significant,maybe 10cms, but,with the
colder temps and wind,expect it to be blown about in open areas.

Today's Forecast: Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 30 km/h gusting
to 50.
Temperature falling to minus 6 this afternoon.
Tonight..Becoming cloudy this evening. Periods of snow beginning late
this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h
overnight. Low minus 8.
Tuesday..Periods of snow ending late in the afternoon then partly
cloudy. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming
north 20 near noon. Temperature steady near minus 8.


Marine Forecast:
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 early this
evening and to light near midnight. Wind increasing to northeast 30
Tuesday morning then diminishing to north 15 to 20 Tuesday evening.
Chance of flurries this morning. Periods of snow tonight and
Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow. Risk of freezing spray
today. Freezing spray Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures plus 3 falling
to minus 7 Tuesday evening.


 Today's weather trivia:
21 January 1929: Floods that drowned 3 at railway washouts in Eastern
Ontario and caused enormous property damage receded following colder weather
and drying winds. In Belleville several horses and cattle drowned, and
residents were marooned with many narrow escapes. In one incident,
floodwaters completely covered a vehicle east of Belleville, trapping 5
young people inside. One person swam 200 m to for help.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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