Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada - Snowfall Warning

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:30 AM:
Air Temp: -10.4
Conditions: partly clear
Windchill: -15.6
Humidity: 59%
Wind: 8.5 km/h NW
Pressure: 1005 hPa
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +2.5
Low: -10.4

Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on February 02, 2013
-10 °C
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: -15 °C
Humidity: 75%
Wind: 11 km/h WNW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -13 °C
Pressure: 1016 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 8.7°C 2008
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -20.6°C 1961
Yesterday was mostly sunny with mild temps.The evening was generally clear
and calm.Today will be mostly sunny but the forecast for the rest of the
weekend has been revised and a snowfall warning is now in effect for

Today's Forecast:
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. High
minus 5.
Tonight..Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this evening. Amount 5 cm.
Temperature rising to minus 1 by morning.
Sunday..Light snow changing to snow at times heavy in the afternoon.
Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h late in the
afternoon. Temperature steady near zero.

Severe Weather Bulletin issued by Environment Canada at 4:43 am AST Saturday
2 February 2013.
A low pressure system will develop southwest of Nova Scotia tonight. Periods
of snow will develop ahead of this system overnight. Another low will form
in its wake Sunday afternoon and will intensify rapidly Sunday evening. Snow
at times heavy will develop along the western part of the Atlantic coast of
Nova Scotia Sunday in the afternoon and evening as the low deepens. 15 to 20
centimetres of snow is expected by late Sunday evening. Please refer to the
latest public forecasts for further details.

Marine Forecast:
Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this
morning then backing to southwest 15 this evening. Wind backing to
south 20 overnight then diminishing to light near noon Sunday. Wind
increasing to northeast 20 Sunday evening. A few flurries changing
to periods of rain and snow Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or
less in precipitation. Temperatures near zero.

 Today's weather trivia: 2 February 1951: Some 100,000 citizens of Montreal,
QC, were trapped when from 10 to 30 cm of snow fell in the city. Some
residents took 5 hours to get home, many walking. Police horses were
helpless in the chaos of skidding automobiles and stranded street cars, the
worst in 40 years. Police switchboards were flooded with calls, most asking,
"Where can I get a taxi?" or "Could you help me find my husband?"
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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