(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:00 AM:
Air Temp: -4.8
Wind:17.1 km/h NW
Pressure: 998 mb
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 February 19, 2013
Windchill: -12 °C
Wind: 30 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: 46 km/h
Dew Point: -8 °C
Pressure: 1011 hPa (Rising)
Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.4°C 2008
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.9°C 1968
Yesterday was cold and blustery with some snow in the morning.The snow ended
in the afternoon but winds remained brisk for the rest of the day and
overnight.It is still quite windy here this morning but it is expected to
calm down and temps will rise to above freezing.
Today..Sunny. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 20
this morning then light late this afternoon. High plus 3. UV index 3
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then rain. Wind
becoming east 30 km/h before morning. Low minus 5 with temperature
rising to minus 1 by morning.
Wednesday..Rain ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Risk of freezing
rain inland early in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind east
30 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 20 in the afternoon. High
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late this morning
and to northwest 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light
this evening then increasing to southeast 20 overnight. Wind
increasing to southeast 30 Wednesday morning then veering to
southwest 20 to 25 near noon Wednesday. Rain and fog patches
beginning overnight and ending Wednesday afternoon. A risk of
freezing spray over northern sections this morning. Temperatures
minus 4 rising to plus 4 Wednesday afternoon.
Today's weather trivia: 19 February 2007: Temperatures on the Yukon Quest
route ranged from -40°C to -55°C. Teams' frosty breath made it hard to see
lead dogs. Mushers feared for fingers, toes, and dogs' privates. Some dogs
wore heavy jackets and belly protectors but urine freezes to protectors and
the ice touched their penises as they ran. Dogs never got warm even while
bedded down, had to eat more often, and dehydrated easily.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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