Cold Front is Here! Chilly West Coast Weekend Ahead...Oct 19th

We made it to Friday! The cold front of the same system that brought 20-40 mm to south coast yesterday (even 40 mm for east Van!) is now sweeping across Vancouver. Temps will continue to drop today with brisk westerly winds..by late afternoon we will likely be down to 6 or 7. Few showers possible this evening and breezy overnight .

Great show last night by way of the Biltmore with Cuff the Duff and Jenn Grant. Two of my favourite Canadian bands. And afterwards some great Shwa' catch-ups with Cuff the Duke and my sister. Open invite to the green screen next time you guys are in town!

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Gastown Friday morning, behind the cold front

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Cuff the Duke and the Wagstaffe sisters.. you don't need to call ahead to know to wear plaid

-  This significant change to the weather pattern will really take hold this weekend. Freezing levels will drop to below 1000 m early Sat morning and remain low through the beginning of next week. Vancouver's afternoon temps will not likely get into the double digits.
- Valley temps will dip below zero through the overnight and occasional flurries are likely at higher elevations! No major accumulation expected though. It really is not a wash-out of a weekend with only showers for Vancouver expected both days.
- Looks like we will get some good snow for both mountain passes...I will work on the amounts but at least some light accumulations over the next 4 days for Whistler & the mountain passes possible.

Same Cold Front Dropping Temps Across Prairies This Weekend Too
- A good 15 degree temps drop for Alberta tomorrow- Calgary will go from 15 today to a 1 tomorrow with wet snow! And stay below zero over the weekend
- SK will see the 15 degree drop for Sunday

Winter Weather Outlook Hints at Warm West & Wet Southeast
- Man these outlooks are always tough...but the NWS always explains the science behind the outlook
- The latest winter weather forecast released Thursday morning by the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) calls for "enhanced chances for above normal" temperatures from December through February across much of the western half of the country, with little chance for above-average precipitation.

'Meteorite' prompts Devon and Cornwall tremor reports
- Our Orionid meteor shower has been making headlines all over the world! Peak will be early tomorrow morning before sunrise
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20000877

A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists
- Another angle to the Pacific dumping story CBC has been following
- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/science/earth/iron-dumping-experiment-in-pacific-alarms-marine-experts.html

Tiny 'cubesats' that will flash Morse Code messages to Earth being released from the ISS
- Five of the tiny satellites were placed into orbit from the International Space Station earlier this month, including one designed to flash morse code messages across the night sky.
- Niwaka - aka FITSAT-1 - is designed to twinkle like an artificial star to write messages across the sky that can be visible from Earth. 'Hi this is Niwaka Japan'
- I see potential here for my blog to go intergallactic 
- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2220212/Amazing-images-tiny-cubesats-flash-Morse-Code-messages-Earth-released-ISS.html

Vancouver Weather

Tuesday

Chance of showers

14°C

Wednesday

Rain

13°C

Thursday

Showers

11°C

Friday

Rain

11°C

Saturday

Periods of rain

13°C