Monday Rain & Winds Moving in...Sunny Breaks Ahead Though...Oct 15
More rain fell this weekend for most of the west coast than we have seen in the past 3 months! Weekend rainfall totals: Port Mellon: 154 mm, West Vancouver 111.1 mm, Vancouver 92 mm, Pitt Meadows 80.6 mm just to name a few.
English Bay 12:30 pm Loosing the sun kitkam.ca
- The next round of rain looks to begin this afternoon..5-10 mm for Vancouver. Wind will pick up as well: 40-60 kmh. Wind warnings are in place for most of Vancouver Island & the Sunshine coast for gusts over 100 kmh
- Maybe catching a few more of those sunny breaks tomorrow and then a soggy second half to the week again with a general cooling trend of temps. Not too much below our seasonal 13 ish though
Tropical Storm RAFAEL.. Eye on Canada
- Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued a statement about Rafael who is very near to hurricane strength this afternoon and bringing rain & winds to Bermuda.
- The storm is forecast to track northward towards Atlantic Canada for Wednesday
- Right now Atlantic Canada is bracing for heavy rains with a separate Canadian rain-maker. The outcome of Rafaels track will rely heavily on its interaction with this current system. Similar set-up to our last Canadian topical storm Leslie.
- Right now the strongest of the winds look to stay offshore, but Grand Banks could get clipped with hurricane force winds Thursday am at this point
- Perhaps a nice connection to the 58th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel...
- Canadian interest in hurricanes after Hazel hit Toronto in 1954 helped lead the Toronto Star to assign a reporter and photographer to fly on the only hurricane hunter airplane to crash in a storm since hurricane flying began during World War II.
Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner made a death-defying free fall that made him the first skydiver to break the sound barrier and at speeds of 1,342.8 km/h-No one has ever reached that speed in a free fall jump.
September Ties Global Record While Ice Extremes Set at Each Pole
- Sept was the warmest global temp on record going back to 1880, the Arctic had it's least amount of sea ice & Antarctic had the most
- The last below-average September temperature was September 1976
Planet with Four Suns Found
- First of it's kind...How the planet survives being pulled apart by its four parent stars remains a mystery