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

Hurricane Forecasts
  • 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
The UK Met office and the US private Accuweather also issued their seasonal forecasts for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane basin which starts June 1st. Both are calling for slightly above normal years

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.
  • http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-cyclone-mahasen-eyes/11912370

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.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22539160

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.
  • http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/canadian-mine-yields-worlds-oldest-free-flowing-water-new-research/article11938571/

Biological clue to why women live longer than men

REPORT CARD: Great Lakes Still Have Big Problems

Vancouver Weather


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A mix of sun and cloud