(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:00 AM:
Air Temp: -3.7
Pressure: 979 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 February 04, 2013
Windchill: -10 °C
Wind: 28 km/h NW
Wind Gust: 46 km/h
Dew Point: -4 °C
Pressure: 991 hPa (Falling)
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 7.8°C 1970
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -23.3°C 1971
Yesterday was a messy day with some wet snow,ice pellets and rain.Temps were
near the 0 mark for most of the day making road conditions slick.The evening
was calm with some drizzle and fog.Overnight the temps dropped to a few
degrees below freezing.Some flurries are expected today.
Today..A few flurries ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent
chance of flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h
becoming west 40 gusting to 70 this morning. Temperature steady near
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west
40 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 10.
Tuesday..Mainly sunny. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light
early in the evening. High minus 4.
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind north 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 30 early this
morning and to west 30 to 40 late this morning. Wind diminishing to
west 25 to 30 Tuesday morning and to west 20 Tuesday afternoon. Wind
diminishing to light Tuesday evening. A few flurries ending Tuesday
afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries. Freezing spray
beginning overnight and ending Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures zero
falling to minus 6 Tuesday afternoon.
Today's weather trivia: 4 February 1924: Blizzards across Newfoundland
contributed to the sad death of a Methodist minister from Fogo. Overtaken by
weather as he was returning from Seldom Comeby, 15 km away, instead of
turning back to shelter, he forged ahead against the increasingly violent
gale. Rescuers found his body about 2 km from his home. The blizzards also
buried railway tracks, blocking trains across the province.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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