Drier, Colder, Faster, Stronger...Nov 07th

"Now that don't kill me, can only makes me stronger". I'm pretty sure Kayne is referring to a weather forecast that is cold but clear in this little ditty:

 

- A cold upper level low is sinking into place over the next couple of days. We may catch a shower this afternoon in Vancouver and temps will likely still reach the double digits his afternoon
- By tomorrow though, temps will start to drop and skies will continue to get bluer as dry northerly winds kick in. By Thursday night overnight lows will dip down below zero meaning frost for even metro Vancouver
- Sunday is the next time we are looking at a system to move in; looks like towards the second half of the day but the Pacific low will kick out our cold low and bring in soggier but milder conditions early next week

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Like this? More blue but more toques to come

Prairie Snowfall Warnings
- It's a snow day for many in central Alberta: Already close to 20 cm on the ground for some..lots of accidents in yeg this morning with things starting off as freezing rain
- Snowfall warnings are in place for up to 25 cm by this evening. Snowfall will begin to taper off by this evening as the system moves into Saskatchewan.
 
Nor'Easter Will Tap Into Cold Canadian Air After All.. U.S. Impacts Today
- The nor'easter taking aim on the Sandy-ravaged coastline may lead to some wind damage, power outages, localized flooding and travel delays.
- The storm is now strengthening off the coast of New Jersey. Rain will continue to spread northward over the eastern mid-Atlantic Wednesday afternoon and then into southeastern New England Wednesday night. Rain falling in urban areas where storm drains are blocked with sand and other debris can lead to street and highway flooding.
- Coastal flooding is also a threat especially in areas where dunes have been destroyed and sea walls have been damaged by Sandy
- Wind gusts will likely reach 80 km/h along the coasts of New Jersey and Southern Long Island
- As the storm continues to move northward into progressively colder air, heavy snow is the concern: winter storm advisories are in place from Pennsylvania through Southwest New Jersey and eastern New York and into Maine for over 10 cm
-  Non-accumulating snow will fall as far south as Washington DC
-  The Weather Channel will be naming this storm Athena, the season's first Nor'easter and first winter storm to get a name under The Weather Channel's new naming system
 
7.4 Earthquake, offshore Guatemala
- Latest report from CBC 8 people killed...with some pretty dramatic pictures coming out of the city..may be more people trapped
http://storify.com/prensa_libre/fuerte-sismo-causa-danos-en-guatemala/slideshow
- No widespread tsunami warning was issued
- This is a good assessment of the risks and historical impacts of quakes in the area:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/pager/events/us/b000dlwm/index.html
- No major aftershocks reported yet..but they may still come with an earthquake of this size
- Looks like the quake happened along a subduction zone..the Cocos plate is moving underneath both the North American and Caribbean plate at a sort of triple junction. This is along the same boundary that the +7 Costa Rica and Mexico quakes over the past few months occurred. Maybe part of overall arc segment that is releasing stress
- This is an active seismic zone: over the past 40 years, the region within 250 km of the November 7 earthquake has experienced 50 earthquakes with M 6 or greater
 
72nd Anniversary of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse Today
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Narrows_Bridge_%281940%29#Collapse
 
Obama Finally Talks Climate Change
- "We want our kids to grow up in an America... that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet." That was the president in his acceptance speech Tuesday night. -- a topic notably absent during the campaign
- A nice breakdown of climate + Obama's second term
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/11/07/obama-finally-talks-climate-change-but-what-will-he-do-about-it/
 
 

 

Vancouver Weather

Tuesday

Chance of showers

20°C

Wednesday

Chance of showers

16°C

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud

18°C

Friday

Sunny

21°C

Saturday

Sunny

23°C