Dry TGIF... Another Soaker, This One Windy, Starts Tonight...Nov 2nd
Vancouver will remain fairly dry today but starting this evening the next frontal system will bring rain to all. A good 15-25 mm tonight with gusty winds..and another 15-20 mm tomorrow morning with more gusty winds
- Special Weather Statement for HWY 97 & 16 (Pine Pass and Smithers to Terrace) for potential freezing rain tonight as temps linger near zero..the risk should end Saturday morning but black ice will be a concern until then
- The pattern will stay wet at times through early next week..but mild as well. No snow expected on mountain passes over the weekend
- Around Thursday or Friday of next week is a return to cooler and showery weather
Sandy's Ontario Flurries
- Southern Ontario starts out with a few wet flurries and showers today riding off the lakes courtesy of a cold, northwesterly wind.
- Southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay will see the worst of it. Expect southern Ontario to clear up a bit on Saturday and Sunday, although cool it looks a lot better than the week that was as high pressure slides and we FINALLY say goodbye to the Sandy.
An East Coast Storm in the Works for Sandy-Ravaged Coast
- Concern continues to grow that a storm will take shape along the Southeast coastline on Election Day before traversing the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts next Wednesday and Thursday.
- Such a storm would be accompanied by rain, some wind and the possibility of snow over a part of the Northeast's interior.
- It should be stressed that the storm next week will not be tropical in nature, instead evolving into a more typical potent November storm for the East Coast. In the absence of Sandy, next week's storm would be making headlines for its potential nuisance to residents and travel disruptions.
- The storm now brings added concerns since it threatens to impact the same places devastated by Sandy with the severity of those impacts dependent on the storm's exact track.
Aerial Snapshots of the Storm Damage
- Aviators from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration take aerial photographs of the devastation wrought along the Atlantic coast by this week's superstorm. Visitors can view a map of the region here: http://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/sandy/ and click on an icon to view a thumbnail or high-definition image of a specific area. Images are available for some of the Northeast's hardest-hit areas, including Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, N.J., Ocean City, Md., and parts of Delaware.
Tabletop fault model reveals why some quakes lead to faster shaking
- The more time it takes for an earthquake fault to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures, according to a new study by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, who conducted their work using a tabletop model of a quake fault.
- While this new study does nothing to bring scientists closer to predicting when the next big one will hit, the findings could help engineers better assess the vulnerabilities of buildings, bridges and other structures when a fault does rupture.
Japan Nuclear Plant Checked for Fault Line
- Japanese nuclear regulators inspected ground structures at the country's only operating nuclear power plant Friday to examine if an existing fault line is active.
- The inspection will determine whether the Ohi plant in western Japan should close.