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.


- 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

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
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

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