More Cold And Sun Ahead for Vancouver...Plus St. John's & Regina Blizzard Tonight...Jan 10th

A cold airmass continues to sink down across BC. A northerly flow will continue to bring clear skies and falling temps through the overnight. What a sky this morning!

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- Although this afternoon, temps should get close to seasonal, tonight Vancouver will feel the temps drop to the -3 region...struggling to get much above 0 over the next couple of days.
- Saturday may see a cloudier day..still some uncertainty whether or not there will be flurries along with the clouds
- Looks like the dry flow re-develops again for Sunday so back to sunny for the end of the weekend and into early next week with temperatures gradually climbing back up to normal; Sat/Sun looks to be the coldest days w afternoon highs around 1 and overnight lows around -3.
- Air quality may begin to deteriorate over the next few days for the valleys with this stagnant air pattern in place
 
The Core of the Cold: Alberta and into SK today with Heavy Snow
- The same arctic airmass hanging over BC is actually centred in Alberta
- An intense band of snow along the cold front moved through Southern Alberta last night. This band gave Calgary a record one day snowfall of 9 cm at the airport. Up to 15 cm was reported through the city with another 5 cm falling today.
- Behind the cold front temps have dropped almost 20 degrees! +6 for YYC yesterday dropping down to -12 today. -22 with the wind chill!
- The cold front will continue to sweep through Southern Saskatchewan today bringing along with a major temp drop heavy snow to parts of Southern Saskatchewan today and tonight. Blizzard warnings in place for southern SK The heavy snow began in the southwest corner of the province this morning. The snow will then spread eastward through the warned areas through the rest of the day.
- The cold air will eventually be tracking eastward replacing the double digit temps in southern Ontario this weekend with a big drop for early next week.

Newfoundland Snowstorm
- The light snow has just started this hour for St John's
- Blizzard warnings are in place right across the Bonivista & Avalon Peninsula for near-zero visibility, record snow and 100 km/h winds tonight into tomorrow morning
- The low pressure system is south of the Burin Peninsula right now and will continue to intensify as it tracks south of the Avalon Peninsula tonight.
- The heaviest amounts will be for the Terra Nova area, Clarenville area, Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas: (St John's included)
- Snow will become heavy this evening over these regions. Total snowfall amounts will range from 50-75 cm across the northern Avalon..again St John's incl
- Winds will steadily increase tonight with gusts reaching 120 km/hour by Friday morning.
- Blizzard conditions are forecast to improve by Friday evening as the snow begins to taper to flurries or drizzle.
 
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Early GEM model projections of snowfall totals
 
Killer whales escape as Canada's Hudson Bay ice shifts
- A dozen killer whales trapped under sea ice with only a single breathing hole have reached safety in Canada's Hudson Bay, local villagers have reported..story on BBC as well as CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2013/01/09/north-inukjuak-orcas-trapped.html?cmp=rss
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20975536
 
Insulin breakthrough could see end to needles
- Breakthrough research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could lead to new diabetes treatments and end daily needle jabs, helping hundreds of millions of suffers, scientists said Thursday.
- Lead researcher Mike Lawrence said the discovery, more than 20 years in the making and using powerful x-ray beams, would unlock new and more effective kinds of diabetes medication.
 
 

Vancouver Weather

Friday

Cloudy

22°C

Saturday

Cloudy

22°C

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud

22°C

Monday

A mix of sun and cloud

21°C

Tuesday

Cloudy

21°C