Even More of This Sunshine Tomorrow...Big Storm Friday Night...Nov 14th

Some fog did develop for yvr early this am and lower cloud lingered through the morning hours with a weak onshore flow. But lots of sunny breaks today...we -may- see a light sprinkle early this afternoon for metro Vancouver.

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- The high pressure ridge will stick around through tomorrow- same morning risk of fog but even more sun in the afternoon
- Most of Friday will be dry also..looks like the rain with the first low pressure system in a series coming onshore over the weekend into early next week will spread rain late afternoon/evening ob Friday for Vancouver
- Saturday could see some locally heavy rain and very windy conditions
 
Lots of Cool Space News today:
 
Scientists discover first ever free-floating planet not trapped by gravity of a star
- A planet without a sun that wanders through space like a lost Mary Celeste has been discovered by astronomers who say it is the first confirmation of a free-floating planet that does not orbit a star.
- The planet is about 4-7 times the mass of Jupiter and is passing through space at the relatively close distance of 100 light years from our own Solar System. (Not Melancholia close!)
- Team of scientists making the calculations include Canadians & French
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-mary-celeste-of-space-scientists-discover-first-ever-freefloating-planet-not-trapped-by-gravity-of-a-star-8316414.html

US to station a space telescope in Western Australia
- The US military will station a powerful space telescope and radar in Western Australia -- the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere -- as part of America's strategic pivot towards Asia and a new frontier of defence ties between the two nations.
- http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/astronomy/article3599716.ece
 
Russia loses space station contact
- RUSSIA has reportedly lost the ability to send commands to most of its satellites and its segment of the International Space Station (ISS) following a power cable failure near Moscow.
- http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/russia-loses-space-station-contact/story-e6freuz9-1226517030153
 
Calgarian prepares for simulated Mars mission
- A robotics expert from Calgary is one of six crew members picked by NASA to take part in a 120-day simulated Mars mission.
- The crew will live and work in a 900-square-foot simulator in an area of Hawaii for four months, as the soil conditions in the area are like those found on Mars by the rover
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/11/14/calgary-preparing-for-mars.html?cmp=rss
 
And some beaver news..
 
Canada's Noble Creatures 'threatens' Dutch flood banks
- A thriving beaver population is threatening the stability of the Netherlands' sea defences, a group of experts has warned. The beaver population is expected to grow from 700 to 7000 by 2032
- Beaver expert Vilmar Dijkstra asks the crucial question to regional representatives: "are you beaver ready?"
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20315417
 
 

Vancouver Weather

Saturday

Mainly sunny

17°C

Sunday

Sunny

20°C

Monday

Sunny

22°C

Tuesday

Chance of showers

19°C

Wednesday

Chance of showers

18°C