Not a Bad Weekend Ahead Actually...May 24th
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- Guess who's still here? That upper level low remains spinning in place in the upper atmosphere for another couple of days, although it is weakening
- The south coast has been in a lucky position with most of the moisture wrapping around into the interior and it looks like that pattern continues today.. While it will be a mainly dry weekend, the atmosphere remains unsettled for chance of clouds & showers
- Sunshine the main story today for Vancouver. More extensive cloud cover will hold off until overnight tonight making for a cloudier start to Saturday with a few am showers. By the afternoon though there is a good chance we will get back into the sun
- For Sunday, it's another blend of everything..sunny breaks possible but so is a quick shower
- Temps are also on the rise as the low pressure system begins to weaken through the weekend
- Unfortunately that means we go from a stagnant low pressure system spinning over us to an unsettled westerly flow into next week meaning showers in the forecast
BC Interior Rainfall Update
- The main area of heavy rainfall is still affecting the eastern most sections Columbia regions. The heaviest rain is expected to fall in the East Columbias and Yoho Park where amounts of 20 to 30 mm are expected by Saturday morning.
- The heavy precipitation band will be further north than expected. No additional significant rainfall amounts are forecast for East Kootenay and Elk Valley region. As a result the flood watch and highstream advisory have ended for the Kootenays
- However, highstream advisories continue for other parts of the southern interior:
Soggy East Coast..Plus Canadian Hurricane Centre Speaks Today
- 50 to 100 mm of rain expected by Sunday morning for parts of the Maritmes- rainfall warnings in place.
- A weather system stretching from the Eastern Seaboard to Atlantic Canada will stall over the Maritimes during the weekend. - Moisture of tropical origin will wrap around this feature and produce general rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm across much of the province by Sunday morning. Over the Fundy region where the heaviest rain is expected amounts may exceed 100 mm. The rain will likely persist for the rest of the weekend however lesser amounts are expected on Sunday.
- Also, the Canadian Hurricane Centre spoke today. Basically active season, be prepared, only takes one:
Rare Planetary Trio to be Visible This Weekend
- This holiday weekend, a rare astronomical phenomenon will occur that will not be seen again until October 2015.
- Venus, Jupiter and Mercury will form a bright triangle just after sunset above the western horizon
Astonishing video of Moore, Okla. tornado forming: From little swirl to gargantuan monster
Massive Russian earthquake felt 6,500 km from epicenter
- An 8.2 quake struck yesterday in the The Sea of Okhotsk but shook Moscow 4000 miles away. Moscow has a zero seismic hazard sitting in the middle of a continent and has never really felt shaking before
- Basically the large quake shook an entire continent.. while it was very large in size it was also extremely deep: >600 km!! This section of the earth's crust has been pushed down under the ocean crust to great depths