A Good Soaking Before a Good Weekend...Plus Snowing, Fracking & Cutting...Nov 23rd

Our big Pacific low moved in yesterday bringing impressive winds for many. It also made for fresh powder on ths slopes yesterday! 

Whistler Blackcomb

Haida Gwaii region
Cumshewa Island     144 km/h
Sandspit            133 km/h
Cape st. James      100 km/h
North Coast region
Prince Rupert       87 km/h
Central Coast region
Egg Island         126 km/h
North West Vancouver Island
Sartine Island      176 km/h
Solander Island     152 km/h
Herbert Island      124 km/h
- Still adding the rainfall totals up but by the end of the day most of Vancouver will likely have seen 30-50 mm. Some localized flooding may be reported
- The cold front of the same system is now weeping across the south coast. Heavy snow is falling over high elevations of the Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt, Highway 16 -Smithers to Terrace, Trans Canada Highway - Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Up to 20 cm expected by tonight
- Rain, mountain snow, and breezy coastal conditions will prevail through this afternoon but will clear up by late afternoon/evening. We -may- even see some sun later today!
- Behind the front, high pressure will continue to build in bringing a period of drier weather for the weekend..some sun but still chance of showers tomorrow. And cooler temps as well. Overnight lows will get close to zero for some
- Early next week looks to return to a stormy set-up again though

Lake-Effect Machine on This Weekend for Great Lakes
- London, Barrie, the usual suspects in southern Ontario A cold front will sweep across Southern Ontario: the stage is set for northwesterly lake effect flurries tonight and Saturday. Current indications suggest that as much as 5 to 15 centimetres may fall
- And bog cool-down with these winds: Toronto will go from 15 yesterday to just 2 this afternoon. And flurries on tap for the GTA this weekend

An 83-Second History of 20 Years of Climate Diplomacy
- A neat review the history of climate diplomacy before coverage from Doha, Qatar, next Monday of the 18th round of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
U.S. set for Fracking Bonanza, says historian Ferguson
- An interesting angle on fracking:
- "An unlikely champion for U.S. growth under the Obama administration has emerged -- a former adviser to a Republican Party presidential candidate and Harvard history professor, Niall Ferguson, says America could actually be heading toward a new economic "golden age."And it has nothing to do with Washington and everything to do with energy."
Johanna Wagstaffe
CBC News: Weather Centre

Vancouver Weather


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A mix of sun and cloud