Get Through This Cloudy Day and the Record Heat is Yours!...May 2nd
- High clouds are rolling in this afternoon ahead of a low pressure system that is pushing showers down as far south as the sunshine coast...
- But our high pressure system holds on the south coast for just a mainly cloudy afternoon. Temps back up to a seasonal 15 today
- Our stretch of hot weather begins tomorrow over the south coast. The high pressure ridge will actually cut-off the cooler westerly flow from the Pacific, and warmer southerly air will move in
- Temps will climb into the mid to high 20s for the weekend with the peak heat happening on Sunday..some inland areas may even reach 30 degrees!
- Daily high temps records are looking to break Sat/Sun and into Mon
- By Tuesday we will see the return of a westerly flow that will start moderating temps back to seasonal...but we get to keep the sun
- Oh yes, sun returns in full force tomorrow and we've got blue skies right through to early next week
- Ok so looking long long range we may even stay dry and sunny until next Thursday.. at this point
Summerland Secondary School Balloon Launch Today!
- Summerland Secondary is a 9-12 Secondary school located in beautiful Summerland, British Columbia and they have been working on a really neat project:
- SSS is sending a weather balloon up into the atmosphere with a special thank you message to Commander Chris Hadfield. They plan on launching the balloon today at 1 pm after watching the winds for a couple of weeks now and will have some live video feeds and other gear on board.
- The balloon will also have a aircraft transponder onboard so it can be tracked by Air Traffic Control in Vancouver
- There will be a live broadcast of the launch at www.SASABalloon.ca including live video up to 13,000 ft - the goal is to reach 100,000 ft at the top.
- Stay tuned for details and good luck to SSS!
Whole Country Heating Up...And So is the Flooding
- The big warm-up for the Prairies really starts tomorrow. While temps today across SK & MB will be above zero but 5-9 degrees, it's tomorrow that they get into the double digits..and into the low teens by the weekend
- There are still pockets of 10-30 cm snow packs across SK & central MB to melt
- The Red river peaked early Wednesday in Fargo at an unofficial mark of 33.32 feet, which is more than 15 feet above flood stage. No structures in Fargo or Moorhead, Minn., were affected.
- In Manitoba, the Red River is continuing to rise and conditions remain favourable at this time...peak looks to happen early next week
saskatchewan/story/2013/05/02/ saskatoon-radisson-social- media-sandbag-flood.html
- By the by it's also 21 degrees in Toronto today and 23 tomorrow..same story Ottawa. Montreal and teens for the Maritimes too... welcome to the party Spring
17-year cicada hatch to bring billions of bugs to U.S. East Coast..And Parts of Canada
- OMG We are about to witness the largest insect emergence on the planet, and it happens only in the eastern U.S. At the beginning of May
- A once-every-17-years cicada hatch is expected to result in the appearance of billions of the buzzing bugs.
- When soil temperatures hit 18 C in their 17th year, they emerge from underground, shed their shells, transform into a flying creature and begin searching for a mate. And billions of them will be doing it at the same time when the so-called "Brood II" hatch gets underway.
tech/17-year-cicada-hatch-to- bring-billions-of-bugs-to-u-s- east-coast-1.1238606# ixzz2SAEgiPMD
Historic snow and cold strike Rockies and Upper Midwest
- Yesterday more than a foot (30 cm) of snow fell in parts of the Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming.
- Single-day record May snowfalls along with record cold temperatures have likely fallen in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/ 2013/05/02/historic-snow-and- cold-strike-rockies-and-upper- midwest/
New App Tells You When Lightning Is Nearby
- A new app from WeatherBug, called Spark, tells you where the nearest lightning strike is to you, based on data from the Total Lightning Network (run by WeatherBug's parent company, Earth Networks) and your phone's GPS location. You can also check for lightning near saved locations -- the beach or the golf course you're hoping to hit up, perhaps.
- The app is available on Android and iPhone platforms for $2.99