(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:55 AM:
Air Temp: -1.1
Wind: calm (? may be equip malfunction)
Pressure: 984 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Windchill: -5 °C
Wind: 17 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: 35 km/h
Dew Point: 0 °C
Pressure: 995 hPa (Steady)
Updated: 8:00 AM AST on March 01, 2013
Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 12.1°C 2000
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.4°C 2001
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 26.2mm 1966
Greatest Rainfall (1960-2012) 26.2mm 1966
Greatest Snowfall (1960-2012) 7.9cm 1975
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 38.0cm 1962
Yesterday was mostly cloudy with some drizzle that turned to rain in the
evening.The rain changed to snow overnight and we have at least 10 cms on
the ground and probably more.The snow will continue for awhile today with
more flurries and/or showers continuing until next week.Temps will generally
be near 0.
Snowfall warning in effect.
Today..Snow. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50
becoming north 30 gusting to 50 early this afternoon. High plus 1.
Tonight..Flurries ending this evening then mainly cloudy. Wind north
20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 overnight. Temperature
steady near zero.
Saturday..Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries changing to
40 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. Wind northwest
20 km/h becoming light in the evening. High plus 4.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 early this evening
then backing to northwest 15 to 20 overnight. Wind backing to west
20 Saturday afternoon. Flurries and showers and fog patches ending
near midnight. Showers beginning near noon Saturday.
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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