Friday, February 8, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 6:45 AM:
Air Temp: -18.9
Conditions: partly clear
Windchill: -18.9
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 2.4 km/h N
Pressure: 1024 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: -9.1
Low: -20.5

Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Updated: 6:00 AM AST on February 08, 2013
-16 °C
Partly Cloudy
Windchill: -22 °C
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 11 km/h North
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -18 °C
Pressure: 1036 hPa (Rising)

Record values:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 9.5°C 2009
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.7°C 1972
Yesterday was a very cold day here and the brisk winds kept the temps into
the minus teens for the day.Overnight temps hit -20.Temps will warm slightly
today but a large storm is on the way for tonight and tomorrow.BLIZZARD
warnings are now in effect .

Today's Forecast:
Blizzard warning in effect.
Today..Increasing cloudiness. Periods of snow beginning this
afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km/h this afternoon. High minus 5
except minus 10 inland.
Tonight..Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 20 cm. Wind
east 40 km/h gusting to 60 increasing to 60 gusting to 80 except
gusting to 100 along the coast overnight. Temperature rising to
minus 3 by morning.
Saturday..Snow. Snow at times mixed with ice pellets in the morning.
Snow and ice pellet amount 10 to 15 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast
60 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along the coast. Wind
becoming north 50 gusting to 70 late in the evening. High minus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Storm warning in effect.
High water level warning in effect.
Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then
increasing to east 15 near noon. Wind increasing to east 20 to 30
late this afternoon and to east 30 to 40 late this evening. Wind
increasing to east 45 to 55 after midnight then diminishing to
northeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Snow at times heavy beginning
this evening changing to snow or rain overnight. Visibility 1 mile
or less in precipitation. Temperatures minus 9 rising to plus 2
Saturday morning.

 Today's weather trivia: 8 February 1921: After a 4-day blizzard,
Newfoundland started beating back its worst snow siege in 30 years.
Monumental drifts blocked roads and rails. The steamer Kyle, travelling from
St. John's via Port-aux-Basques to Louisburg, NS-usually a 2-day trip, took
9. A train from the Port-aux-Basques terminus ran into the blizzard and was
buried in a snowdrift for 7 days.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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