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! 

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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
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Gastown


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
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/an-83-second-history-of-20-years-of-climate-diplomacy/?partner=bloomberg
 
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."
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/business/america-shale-gas-ferguson-stevens/index.html?hpt=us_c2
 
 
 
Johanna Wagstaffe
Meteorologist
CBC News: Weather Centre

Vancouver Weather

Friday

Cloudy

22°C

Saturday

Cloudy

22°C

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud

22°C

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud

21°C

Tuesday

Cloudy

21°C