Mixed Bag of Weather Continues..More Sunny Breaks in Forecast...May 15th
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- Rain showers overnight and early this morning have given way to a few sunny breaks this afternoon. However a low pressure system just off the coast may swing in more widespread showers later this afternoon
- Scattered showers will continue through this evening with temps around 14-16 for metro Vancouver today
- Gradual clearing will be the story tomorrow for a showery start but a mix of sun by the afternoon..and we should keep some of the sun for Friday as well although it look to be a mainly cloudy today
- As for the weekend our westerly flow prevails keeping the atmosphere moist unfortunately for Saturday. But a similar story to the days we've seen- a few showers but also a chance of the sun breaking through the lower cloud
- Sunday and Monday things start to clear up as a weak ridge builds in for a decent end to the long weekend. Temps will remain around the seasonal 17-18 degree mark all week/weekend
- Today is the start of the Pacific Basin Hurricane Season (ie western Mexico & US) and right on cue the first tropical depression of the season has formed..about 1000 km SW of Acapulco. Looks like it will become a tropical storm later today but land will not be affected
Tropical Cyclone Mahasen to Make Bangladesh Landfall
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen which is now centered several hundred miles south of Calcutta, India, will impact areas from northeastern India to Bangladesh and Myanmar over the next few days
- On Monday and Tuesday, heavy rainfall associated with Mahasen fell across parts of Sri Lanka and The Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre reported that at least seven people have died due to flooding from the cyclone.
Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours
- The Sun has unleashed four colossal bursts of radiation in 48 hours inc the biggest solar flare of 2013 so far yesterday
- When these eruptions reach Earth, they can interfere with satellites and communications systems on the ground.
- The sunspots that spawned these flares are not directly facing our planet, but some Nasa spacecraft could be in the path of the solar particles.
Canadian mine yields world's oldest free-flowing water
- Researchers have discovered that reservoirs of ancient water locked deep within the Canadian Shield may have been cut off from the surface for as long as 2.7 billion years -- more than half the planet's current age.
Biological clue to why women live longer than men
- Women live longer than men partly because their immune systems age more slowly, a study suggests
REPORT CARD: Great Lakes Still Have Big Problems
- A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats, a U.S.-Canadian agency said Tuesday.
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