(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:10 AM:
Air Temp: +8.6
Wind: 9.7 km/h SW
Pressure: 989 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on January 31, 2013
Windchill: 2 °C
Wind: 26 km/h SW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 6 °C
Pressure: 1001 hPa (Falling)
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.3°C 1974
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.9°C 1961
Yesterday saw temps rise to well above freezing.There were some periods of
ice pellets and freezing rain as temps rose.Winds increased in the evening
to gale force along with periods of rain.It is still very windy and the rain
is steady with some heavy showers.It will remain this way for today but
cooler air moves in tomorrow with the possibility of some flurries.
Wind warning in effect.
Today..Periods of drizzle changing to periods of rain near noon.
Amount 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70
becoming south 60 gusting to 90 late this morning then southwest 40
gusting to 70 late this afternoon. High 11.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening.
Fog patches dissipating this evening. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to
70. Low minus 3.
Friday..A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the
morning and afternoon. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing
to 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon then becoming light in the
evening. Temperature steady near minus 1.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to south 45 late this morning
then veering to southwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind veering
to west 35 this evening with gusts to 45 ending overnight. Wind
diminishing to west 25 Friday afternoon then veering to northwest 15
to 20 Friday evening. Showers and periods of drizzle changing to
periods of rain late this morning and ending this evening. A few
showers beginning after midnight and changing to flurries overnight.
Fog patches dissipating this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in
fog patches and in precipitation. Temperatures plus 8 falling
to zero Friday evening.
Today's weather trivia: 31 January 1931: In Vancouver, BC, the provincial
soccer final happened in thickening fog, making it impossible to follow the
play. Occasionally, a few fans clapped when they could see ghostlike
figures. The referee gave a late penalty that was neatly converted and then
called the game, with 20 minutes to go. Yet, it wasn't any foggier than when
the game began. Two minutes after the game was called, the fog lifted.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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