(Temps are in °C)
Conditions on my station in Liverpool,N.S. at 7:30 AM:
Air Temp: -2.0
Wind: 19.5 km/h NE
Min / max over the past 24 hours:
Latest conditions reported from the local OFFICIAL weather station at
Western Head,N.S. :
Windchill: -7 °C
Wind: 24 km/h NNE
Wind Gust: 39 km/h
Dew Point: -3 °C
Pressure: 1020 hPa (Rising)
Updated: 7:00 AM AST on March 09, 2013
Record values for today:
Highest Temperature (1960-2012) 10.0°C 1973
Lowest Temperature (1960-2012) -18.0°C 2007
Greatest Precipitation (1960-2012) 22.9mm 1964
Greatest Rainfall (1960-1975) 16.3mm 1964
Greatest Snowfall (1960-1975) 5.8cm 1964
Most Snow on the Ground (1960-2007) 13.0cm 1960
Yesterday was another windy and cloudy day.Temps were near the freezing
point for the day and the evening.The gale force winds we had for about 30
hours finally diminished in the afternoon.Conditions are expected to be dry
and calm for the next 3 days.
Today..Mainly cloudy. Wind northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60
diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High plus 4.
Tonight..Partly cloudy. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low
Sunday..Sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northeast 25 to 30 near
noon and to northeast 20 Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to
northeast 10 to 15 Sunday evening. Temperatures near plus 1.
Today's weather trivia: 9 March 2007: Snow and high wind led to
chain-reaction crashes of cars, trucks, vans, motorcoaches, and school buses
on Highway 400 from Toronto to Barrie, ON. Near Newmarket, the driver of a
car "submarined" under a semi-trailer was trapped for 4 hours in a -37°C
wind chill until a crane lifted the semi and he was cut from the wreckage.
Despite frostbite, bruises, and a broken ankle, he survived.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. ©
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