The Final Countdown.. Oct 11
Remember the umbrella? Well time to dust that puppy off.. And you will be better off with the all-weather gear by the time we get to Sunday with the winds. Ah welcome back Vancouver weather..
The Real Fall Deal Arrives Tomorrow
- After no appreciable rainfall since July 22nd...we are finally down to the last dry day.
- Today will be another mainly foggy, and then cloudy day for most. Temps are a little cooler too around 12 degrees this afternoon. Perhaps some clearing late in the day to the SE
- The system makes it's way across Vancouver Island starting tonight...Port Hardy will see the rain this evening..finally starting for Vancouver tomorrow morning
- I will work on the exact rainfall totals and timing for all through the day..
- Rain will continue for the most part through the weekend. Probably getting the most accumulations on Sunday...and the coast will see the most. Right now there looks to be a bullseye on the southwest coast for Sunday with 30+mm but I am just starting to look into exact amounts
- Winds will also be notable as each new frontal system slides down the coast over the next few days...esp Sat & Sun
Rest of Canada's Chilly Blast Continues
- Calgary 2cm, Edmonton 3cm, Grande Prairie 11cm..parts of SK & MB saw dusting as well
- Temps will start to recover today for the Prairies...another frosty evening for southern Ontario with temps in the single digits for Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa
- First snowfall for much of the St Lawrence...and to Northern New Brunswick..2-5 cm tonight into Friday morning
Antarctic Ice at Record HIGH Levels
- Two weeks after new record set for least amount of sea ice coverage in Arctic Ocean..
- Part of a long term trend they have been watching of melting on the north pole and expanding on south pole. Most climate models show Antarctic responding much later to Climate Change than rest of the world
- A "SUPER-Earth" orbiting a nearby star may have a diamond-encrusted surface, scientists believe. It's one of five planets orbiting the Sun-like star, 40 light years away in the constellation of Cancer.
- "This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth. The surface of this planet is likely covered in graphite and diamond rather than water and granite."
Probably Not the Best Story for Radio
- Scientists have found the harshest sound in the world: the piercing screech of a knife against a glass bottle is apparently the human ear's worst nightmare.