Some Breaks Between the Showers.. True Blue Not Until Friday...March 6th

  • Our upper level spinning low is gradually drifting inland today
  • A few breaks for the first half of the day before a band of light
    rain swings through this afternoon & evening from the SE
  • Rainfall is spreading across the Kootenays & Rockies where the
    valleys have been very dry this season. A general 10-20 mm for the
    interior tonight
  • Looks like we continue to see light showers through the day tomorrow
    but with a general drying trend
  • By Friday, we may see some lingering low cloud in the morning hours
    but should get into the blue skies through the day behind this low
    pressure system and into the dry ridge
  • Sunshine holding until Saturday
  • Sunday starts off fair but we may see increasing cloud ahead of the
    next weather maker
  • Temps are on a bit of a warming trend to 10 degrees through the day
    for the weekend, but overnights are still chilly especially with the
    clear skies. It will still feel like Spring this Fri & Sat

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  • Where Do you Go to My..Low? Alberta Next
    - The low pressure system that has been sitting off the BC coast will [push snowfall over the Rockies beginning this afternoon ..becoming heavier his evening
    - The foothills could see 10 to 15 cm by tomorrow am and snowfall warnings are in place. Until they were issued late this morning though... there were no warnings or watches anywhere across the country! All the active weather is state-side..

  • Update on the US Storm
    - The storm that slammed the Midwest with up to 30 cm of snow will bring a combination of rain, clinging wet snow, wind & coastal flooding from New York City to Boston and much of southern New England today and tomorrow
    - Meanwhile, Chicago is digging out from 23 cm- the biggest March snow in Chicago in a calendar day since 1954

  • Emperor penguins' 'cold coat' discovered
    - Scientists have used infra-red technology to investigate the remarkable thermoregulation abilities of emperor penguins in Antarctica. Images of the penguins revealed that the warm-blooded animals can have a colder surface temperature than the surrounding air.
    - 'Cool' pictures
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21669963

  • Comet making closest approach ever of Earth
    - A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.
    - The best viewing days should be next Tuesday and Wednesday, when Pan-STARRS appears next to a crescent moon at dusk in the western sky. Until then, glare from the sun will obscure the comet.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_CLOSE_COMET?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-05-14-27-17

Vancouver Weather

Sunday

Sunny

21°C

Monday

Sunny

22°C

Tuesday

Chance of showers

19°C

Wednesday

Periods of rain

18°C

Thursday

Cloudy

18°C