Monday, March 18, 2013

Weather report from Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada

Photo: Here comes the storm.

(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:20 AM:
Air Temp: -11.5
Conditions: clear
Windchill: -19.1
Humidity: 26%
Wind: 17.1 km/h NW
Pressure: 1012 mb
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
High: 3.8
Low: -11.5

Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
-10 °C
Windchill: -18 °C
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 20 km/h NW
Wind Gust: 41 km/h
Dew Point: -18 °C
Pressure: 1024 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 18, 2013

Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 17.4°C 2010
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -16.1°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 13.5mm 1964
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 7.1mm 1973
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 16.0cm 1964
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 20.0cm 1970
Yesterday was generally clear but temps were cool and the wind was fairtly
brisk for most of the day.The evening was clear and cold.Today is expected
to be more like mid-winter than it should be and a few stormy days are on
the way.Snow,rain,ice and windy conditions are expected tomorrow and

Today's Forecast:
Today..Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming
west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High minus 3. UV index 4 or
Tonight..Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening.
Low minus 8.
Tuesday..Increasing cloudiness. Light snow beginning early in the
afternoon then changing to snow at times heavy mixed with ice
pellets in the evening. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 cm. Local
blowing snow in the evening. Wind becoming east 20 km/h near noon
then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 early in the evening. High
minus 2.

Marine Forecast:
Gale warning in effect.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 this
morning and to northwest 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind veering to
northeast 10 to 15 Tuesday morning then to east 15 to 20 near noon
Tuesday. Wind increasing to east 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon and to
east 35 Tuesday evening. Chance of flurries today. Snow and periods
of ice pellets beginning near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or
less in snow. Freezing spray ending near midnight. Temperatures
minus 5 rising to plus 1 Tuesday evening.

 Today's weather trivia: 18 March 2001: Ottawa, ON¿s annual blasting of ice
on the Rideau River, dating back to 1878 to prevent ice jams, was halted
because there was no water in the river. The operation needs a fairly strong
flow of water to carry the broken ice away. A lot of snow that winter
insulated the ice. In the meantime, safety officials were concerned by the
number of dog-walkers and cross-country skiers on the ice.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
Environment Canada

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