Here comes the sun, here comes the sun. And I say it's all right

Morning fog has now begun to clear out.. along with some of the low level moisture. We are already beginning to see some sunny breaks towards the south- Richmond reporting mix of sun and cloud right now. Still looks good for sun this afternoon for all.

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There! Over there behind the cloud! I think I see the sun breaking through.. 

- The appearance of the sun is due to our upper level ridge building across the southern half of the province
- So more sunshine to come tomorrow! And fog does not look to be an issue so hopefully an earlier start to the sun tomorrow.
- A frontal system will sneak in though for Sunday with showers and a general light rain forecast through early next week
- Look like stormier days are on tap for Tuesday and again Thursday or Friday next week
- Oh and temps seem to remain generally seasonal, 7,8,9 afternoon highs and 3,4,5 overnight lows right through to mid next week. Tonight we could get down to a 2 or 3 with the clearer skies
 
Snowsqualls Continue Behind Damaging Cold Front
- Wind warnings are still in place for some areas of NL but generally winds will ease this evening
- Those westerly winds however still producing snowsqualls across southern Ontario with corresponding white out conditions
 
3D printed moon building designs revealed
- Architects have revealed designs for a building on the Moon that could be constructed from material already on its surface.
- An inflatable structure would be transported from Earth, then covered with a shell built by 3D printers. The printers, operated by robots, would use soil from the Moon, known as regolith, to build the layered cover.
- The proposed site for the building is the southern pole of the Moon
- The plans are the result of a collaboration between a number of organisations including the European Space Agency.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21293258
 
Seeing the Aurora in a New Light: Sounding Rocket to Help Scientists Study Northern Lights
- A group from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will launch a sounding rocket up through the Northern Lights. The rocket could launch as early as the night of Feb. 2, 2013, but the team has a two-week window in order to find the perfect launch conditions.
- Armed with a series of instruments developed specifically for this mission, the rocket will soar high through the arctic sky to study the auroral wind.
- Although the rocket will survive only 15min before splashing down in the Arctic Ocean, the information it obtains will provide answers to some long-standing questions like how oxygen atoms leave Earth's atmosphere under the influence of the aurora.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130201093128.htm
 
Day of Remembrance for the 10th anniversary of the loss of Columbia
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DOR2013/ie8/indexalt.html
 
NASA's Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail
- A new set of images from NASA's Cassini mission shows the evolution of a massive thunder-and-lightning storm that circled all the way around Saturn and fizzled when it ran into its own tail. Sucker
- It is the first time scientists have observed a storm consume itself in this way anywhere in the solar system.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20130131.html
 
How Owls Spin Heads Around
- How do they do it without severing their arteries or preventing blood from reaching the brain?
- A physician and an illistrator injected dye into the blood vessels of a dozen dead owls and used a CT scan to visualize the fluid spreading throughout the birds' arteries like blood
- They found a number of previously undiscovered and unique traits
http://www.livescience.com/26771-how-owls-rotate-heads.html 
 

Vancouver Weather

Tuesday

Sunny

8°C

Wednesday

Sunny

8°C

Thursday

Sunny

10°C

Friday

Sunny

11°C

Saturday

Sunny

13°C