Friday, February 1, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo: House collapse in Halifax .(CTV Atlantic website.)

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:50 AM:
Air Temp: -1.3
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -5.4
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 12.2 km/h SW
Pressure: 987 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +10.6
Low: -1.2

Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on February 01, 2013
0 °C
Windchill: -7 °C
Humidity: 69%
Wind: 30 km/h WSW
Wind Gust: 44 km/h
Dew Point: -5 °C
Pressure: 998 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 6.7°C 1970
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.6°C 1973
Yesterday was quite stormy with hurricane force winds and rain.There were
numerous reports of wind damage and power failures throughout the
province.The storm started to dissipate in the late afternoon and the
evening was generally clear with light winds.Temps dropped to near 0 where
they will remain for the next few days.A few flurries are possible
today,clear and cool for the weekend.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Increasing cloudiness. A few flurries beginning this morning
and ending this afternoon. Local amount 2 cm. Wind west 40 km/h
gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 late this afternoon.
Temperature steady near zero. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low minus 11.
Saturday..A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming
west 20 in the afternoon. High minus 4.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25 late this afternoon then
veering to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to
northwest 20 to 25 overnight then diminishing to west 15 Saturday
morning. A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.
Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 4 Saturday morning.

 Today's weather trivia: 1 February 2008: In a rare move, the local school
board in Yellowknife, NT, advised parents and caregivers that schools had
been closed to ensure the safety of students and staff in response to
extreme cold temperatures of around -50°C.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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