Above Seasonal & Sunny Continues This Week!...May 6th
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- Dozens of daily high temp records fell over the weekend including some very old records. 12 daily high temp records broken yesterday on coast and 2 in the interior. Hot spot across the entire country yesterday was 32.8°C in Lillooet (old record set in 1925!)
- The strong ridge that has already brought us sunshine and summer temperatures will continue to dominate for the next few days meaning more of the dame weather
- The peak of the heat happened yesterday but afternoon highs will still come in around the low 20s for YVR and mid 20s inland this week
- Tuesday & Wednesday will be a couple of degrees cooler than today with some more clouds for the morning but still..gorgeous afternoons
- At this point it looks like we stay under the influence of the ridge through to next Saturday! The next chance for rain comes with a break-down of our weather pattern for Sunday
Ever-Changing Flood Situation
- Saskatchewan: Temps in the high teens this weekend across the Prairies led to snow melt. Basically the only snow left in the far northern portions of SK, MB. Forecast remains dry all week which should help to ease flooding
- Red River: A new forecast for the Red River has downgraded expected water levels with crest peak expected at Emerson between May 7 and 11.
- Flows on all Red River tributaries are either stable or declining.
Nasa lays out vision for manned mission to Mars - as it happened
- Nasa held a press conference this am to discuss the potential of a manned mission to Mars
science/2013/may/06/nasa- curiosity-mars-press- conference-live
Brighter Clouds, Cooler Climate?
- University of Manchester scientists, writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth's climate by making clouds brighter.
EXPERIMENTAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT GOES HYPERSONIC
- An experimental, unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force went hypersonic during a test off the Southern California coast, traveling at more than 4828 km/h
stories/U/US_X_51_HYPERSONIC_ FLIGHT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME& TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013- 05-03-18-16-35
Working gun made with 3D printer
- The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.
- The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online
Scientists map global routes of ship-borne invasive species
- Scientists have developed the first global model that analyses the routes taken by marine invasive species