(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 8:02 AM:
Air Temp: 0.8
Wind: 15.9 km/h S
Pressure: 981 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: 39 km/h South
Wind Gust: 48 km/h
Dew Point: 2 °C
Pressure: 994 hPa (Falling)
Updated: 7:00 AM ADT on March 20, 2013
Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 17.8°C 2012
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -8.9°C 1967
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 22.6mm 1975
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 22.6mm 1975
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 3.8cm 1971
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 20.0cm 1964
I typed this up just as we hit the Spring Equinox.Spring?There's no Spring
here.Overnight we had about 10cm plus of heavy wet snow.All schools are
closed,roads are a mess.Shovelling it is a hard workout.What's worse?There's
more snow in the forecast for the next 3 or 4 days.At least temps are not
Today..Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers.
Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 50 gusting
to 70 near noon. High plus 3 with temperature falling to minus 1
Tonight..Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind
southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near minus 1.
Thursday..Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind
southwest 20 km/h becoming light early in the evening. High plus 5.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 35 to 40 knots becoming southwest 30 to 40 early this
morning then increasing to southwest 45 late this morning. Wind
diminishing to southwest 30 this afternoon and to southwest 15
Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to light Thursday afternoon then
increasing to northeast 20 to 30 Thursday evening. Rain and ice
pellets changing to a few showers and a few flurries early this
morning and ending early this evening.
Today's weather trivia: 20 March
1907: During a fierce gale, the roof and upper portion of a house were blown
down at St. Simon, NB. The father took one child to the nearest house, 0.5
km away. On returning home, he got lost in the storm. Reaching home the
following morning in a very exhausted state, he found his wife and 3 other
children frozen to death in a snowdrift.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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