(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:50 AM:
Air Temp: 0.8
Wind: 6.1 km/h NE
Pressure: 1000 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Windchill: -3 °C
Wind: 24 km/h ENE
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: 1 °C
Pressure: 1012 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on February 28, 2013
Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.4°C 2000
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.0°C 1964
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 34.8mm 2010
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 11.9mm 1967
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2005) 4.0cm 2005
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2011) 43.0cm 1962
Yesterday was a mild day with a fair amount of sunshine.Clouds moved into
the area in the afternoon and the evening was overcast and chilly.Overnight
we had a small amount of snow and some rain.Conditions will worsen over the
next couple of days with more snow and rain expected until Monday.
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this morning. Amount
15 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind east 30 km/h
gusting to 50. High plus 3.
Tonight..Periods of rain mixed with snow changing to snow at times
mixed with ice pellets this evening. Risk of freezing rain this
evening and overnight. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Snow and ice pellet
amount 10 cm. Fog patches. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low
Friday..Snow changing to rain showers or flurries in the afternoon.
Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60.
High plus 2.
Wind east 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 20 to 25 early this
morning then backing to northeast 25 to 30 overnight. Rain and fog
patches beginning early this morning changing to snow overnight then
to showers Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches
and in snow.
Today's weather trivia: 28 February 2003: In Ottawa, ON, 1,500 families
could neither shower nor flush due to frozen pipes. The city's thawing and
steam machines worked overtime to fix the problem, the worst since 1994 when
pipes froze in 2,500 homes and businesses. Since January 1, there had been
24 cold days (compared to 1 in 2002 and 1 report of frozen pipes); average
is 15 days. Letting taps run slightly prevents freeze-ups.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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