Mainly Sunny for the Coast Next Two Days...More Rain for Flood Concern in Interior

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  • Our low pressure system that moved in early this week continues to spin in a stalled out position. However the south coast is now on the 'dry side' of the system with most of the rain being wrapped down and around Vancouver back up to the interior
  • Sunshine will continue today and for most of Friday with temps recovering to mid teens today and high teens tomorrow..however we may see showers develop late this afternoon into the evening across metro Vancouver
  • The showers will be convective in nature (unstable atmosphere) so some thunder & lightning & small hail not out of the question especially towards the north & east end of Vancouver
  • The low will remain in place for the next couple of days bringing the showers back into the YVR forecast for Saturday at this point but bringing steady rain to the Kootenays today & tonight.Rainfall warnings are in place for another 20-30 mm. A flood watch has now been issued for a FloodWatch for West Kootenay where 30-60 mm has already fallen: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/advisories/Advisory_2013May22_1000_Kootenay.pdf
  • Showers and cloud cover are in the forecast for Saturday but so are the possibility of sunny breaks.. same story Sunday with less chance of showers but also less chance of sun
  • Looks like the low pressure system finally gets kicked out on Sunday
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NOAA calls for very active hurricane season, joining other forecasters
  • Prior to today's release of NOAA's hurricane outlook today, at least 8 independent groups had called for an active to extremely active Atlantic hurricane season.  NOAA joined the chorus today, becoming the 9th group to forecast a busy year for hurricanes
  • The outlook calls for 13-20 named storms, 7-11 of which will become hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes (category 3 or higher). (The 1981-2010 30-year averages are 12.1 named storms, 6.4 hurricanes, and 2.7 major hurricanes.)
  • Atlantic basin season officially begins June 1st - Nov 30th
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/05/23/its-unanimous-noaa-calls-for-very-active-hurricane-season-joining-other-forecasters/

Tornado Threat in Texas, Southwest Oklahoma
  • Severe thunderstorms will fire up across northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma through early Thursday night and there is a risk for tornadoes in the explosive development
  • http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/severe-storms-tornadoes-threat-2/13110757

Baby's Life Saved With Groundbreaking 3-D Printed Device That Restored His Breathing
  • A specially-designed splint was placed into a baby with a collapsed bronchus. The splint was sewn around the baby's airway to expand the bronchus and give it a skeleton to aid proper growth. Over about three years, the splint will be reabsorbed by the body. The case is featured today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130522180102.htm

NASA's Dream Chaser Readies, Gets Set For Flight Testing
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is nearly set to begin test flights at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California. It currently has a goal of bringing astronauts into low orbit by 2017
  • http://www.universetoday.com/102324/dream-chaser-readies-gets-set-for-flight-testing/#more-102324

Vancouver Weather

Monday

Chance of showers

18°C

Tuesday

Sunny

16°C

Wednesday

A mix of sun and cloud

17°C

Thursday

Sunny

16°C

Friday

Cloudy

17°C