Rainy Week Ahead..Starting with Rainfall Warnings for Tonight & Tomorrow...March 11th
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- The last of our glorious ridge of high pressure hangs on for the first half of Monday bringing variable skies to much of BC.
- An approaching low pressure system though will bring heavy rain along the warm front to the south coast tonight and through Tuesday.
Last of the blue skies for a while..
- Milder air will also accompany the system bringing double digit temps to YVR and rising freezing level to about 1500 m. Not great local skiing weather but Whistler will be getting this as snow
- Highest rainfall amounts are over 100 mm to the west coast of Van Island with up to 55 mm to Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley
- The front will also bring heavy precip to the interior starting tomorrow night
- Pineapple express you may ask? The stream of moisture is deep enough to tap into subtropical moisture from Hawaii but the event itself is not quite as strong as our last express set-up. I'll get some more details from the forecast before we 'tagline' this.
- The rain will taper off for the south coast tomorrow night but rain will linger for Wednesday, and heavier rain for Thursday & Friday as the cold front of the system sweeps through. Easing conditions in time for the weekend but not brilliant at this point
- A nice science/Spring story especially with relativity quiet/Spring-like weather across the rest of the country
Shallow Quake Rattles Southern California
- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 rattled Southern California Monday around 10 a.m. local time.
- The quake occurred about 100 km northeast of San Diego and about 40 km from Palm Springs.
- Preliminary USGS details state that the quake was very shallow.
- Several quakes have now been reported in the surrounding areas with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 4.7.
- No damage or injuries reported but lots of people felt the shaking