More Wet Weather This Weekend YVR...But Do Unicorns Exist?...Nov 30th

Pulses of heavy rain will continue to move across metro Vancouver today...but look for a break later this afternoon. Tonight heavier, and longer duration rain will slide in, right now looking like about 8pm.
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- The deep low pressure system sitting off the coast will continue to direct a train of disturbances onto the coast right through to the middle of next week
- Isolated thunderstorms not out of the question for southern BC today
- Snow levels will get close to 1000 by Saturday morning..so the mountain passes will be snowy this weekend; 30-50 cm for the Kootenays!
- Avalanche risk remains high for sea-sky region through Saturday..and Whistler back country is considerable. 30-50 cm possible with windy conditions
- Temps are fairly mild though: 9-10 over the weekend with overnight lows of 5-7 for metro Van
- Soggy weekend: 15-30 mm Sat and again Sunday with the pulses...higher amounts northern Van, lesser to the south
- Monday may be a transition day so out best chance at dry weather
- Nov avg rainfall for yvr about 180 mm...as of Nov 28th we had about 140 mm so we will come in about avg this month
 
Eastern Canada Snow
- The talk of the town in Toronto is snow ... and what could be the city's first official accumulation. It won't be a major blast of snow, and if we do see any it will be in that 1-2 cm range. We will probably be able to add it up for showtime
- Meanwhile Atlantic Canada gets the snowsqualls today and into the weekend; weather watches in place for much of the Maritimes & Newfoundland

Canadian researchers create largest model of functioning Brain
- Researchers from the University of Waterloo have built what they called "the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain," which may help scientists better understand how the brain works.
- The model, called Spaun, runs in computers. It consists of 2.5 million simulated neurons and captures biological details of each neuron, including which neurotransmitters are used, how voltages are generated in the cell, and how they communicate
- http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/747521.shtml
 
China Daily: Equity 'not addressed' in climate talks
- Long-term equity concerns are not being adequately addressed in climate negotiations so far, said Chinese scholars, emphasizing that equity is not a barrier to further emission reductions, but a key enabler of them.
- At a side event held at the China Pavilion on Friday, scholars from China released a report on developed and developing countries' responsibilities for climate change and carbon dioxide mitigation using a model generated by independent research.
- Perhaps the 'other side' of the climate talks story
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-12/01/content_15976303.htm
 
Like rings on a tree, growth rings in lobsters indicate age, scientists find
- For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster -- by counting its rings, like a tree.
- Nobody knows how old lobsters can live to be; some people estimate they live to more than 100. But knowing -- rather than simply guessing -- their age and that of other shellfish could help scientists better understand the population and assist regulators of the lucrative industry
- http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/11/30/like-rings-on-tree-growth-rings-in-lobsters-indicate-age-scientists-find/

Unicorns' Existence Proven, Says North Korea
- I'm going to have to go ahead and dispute this claim..
- http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/30/unicorns-existence-proven-says-north-korea/
 

Vancouver Weather

Friday

Chance of showers

19°C

Saturday

Chance of showers

19°C

Sunday

Sunny

21°C

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud

19°C

Tuesday

Cloudy

22°C