Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo:Last night's sky while looking for comet Pan-Starrs

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:40 AM:
Air Temp: -7.2
Pressure:1000 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: +3.0
Low: -7.6

Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-6 °C
Windchill: -10 °C
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 9 km/h WSW
Wind Gust: km/h
Dew Point: -8 °C
Pressure: 1011 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 17, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 12.9°C 2011
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -15.6°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 21.3mm 1974
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 21.3mm 1974
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 9.4cm 1967
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2008) 25.0cm 1960
Yesterday was a mostly clear day with cool temps.Sky conditions remained
mostly unchanged in the evening but temps dropped to chilly values.We're
expecting a few flurries later today and still watching an approaching
disturbance that will bring a rain/snow mix to the area on Tuesday.

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then a few
flurries. Wind becoming west 20 km/h late this morning then
northwest 30 gusting to 50 late this afternoon. High plus 2. UV
index 3 or moderate.
Tonight..A few flurries ending this evening then partly cloudy. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 12.
Monday..Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
light in the evening. High zero.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to southwest 25 knots early this afternoon and
to northwest 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25
near noon Monday and to northwest 15 Monday evening. Chance of
flurries today and Monday. Freezing spray beginning this evening and
ending Monday evening. Temperatures zero falling to minus 8 to
minus 4 this evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 17 March 2003: The ice thickness in the Upper Great
Lakes approached 60 cm-greater than that of 1979, also a bad year. Officials
deployed a powerful icebreaker in St. Mary's River and used an escort-convoy
system for navigating early ships, the first time in 7 years. The ice cover
finally thawed at the end of April. Further complicating matters, icebound
channels blocked ice chunks from flowing downstream.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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