Severe Weather for the BC Interior Today...Showers Back for YVR this Eve

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  • A low pressure system has moved in over BC in the upper atmosphere and has stalled out. Now it is just sitting and spinning up rounds of moisture from the Pacific and bringing down cooler air from the north
  • Parts of the central and southern interior of BC already picked up 10-40 mm of rain last night and rainfall warnings are in place for the Kootenays & the Fraser Canyon for another 20-30 mm by tomorrow morning 
  • The next pulse of moisture will wrap into the south coast late afternoon/early this evening.. with dry but mainly overcast skies for Vancouver until then
  • Cool temperatures though tomorrow will gradually warm back up to high teens by the weekend as our low pressure system slowly begins to weaken..showers will diminish beginning Thursday night... but will have to keep them in the forecast over the weekened at this point
  • Looks like we get a decent afternoon on the coast Thursday & into Friday with a mix of sun and cloud. But what's left of the low will sneak back in for Saturday morning for some showers...hoping Sunday clears out but these wobbly systems are hard to nail down that far out
  • Snow levels have dropped across the southern interior passes and a special weather statement is in place for 5 cm to the Okanagan Connector and Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt by Thursday morning. Snow will begin falling on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass late this morning and 10 to 15 cm is expected by Thursday morning.
Few breaks before the evening rain

Lots of talk, few conclusions on climate change and tornadoes

Severe Weather Targets Southern Ontario again..Plus Detroit, Cleveland, Albany Today
  • The focus for severe storms will shift eastward into the Ohio Valley and will continue over upstate New York and part of New England on Wednesday, bringing the threat for damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall.
  • Severe thunderstorm watches meanwhile have been issued again this afternoon for parts of southern Ontario. Yesterday's rounds of t-storms brought the second tornado of the season confirmed in Ontario:

Meteorlogy Sattelite Fails for Second Time in Two Years
  • One of the main satellites meteorologists use for the eastern part of the United States and the tropical Atlantic Ocean failed late yesterday
  • The NOAA operating geostationary satellite, known as GOES-East, experienced trouble with its imaging equipment. Engineers were working on repairing the imager, via software updates, but were unsuccessful as of Wednesday midday.
  • The satellite coverage from GOES-15 results in distorted images of the eastern U.S. and the western Atlantic and would be a significant concern for forecasters and the public at large going into the Atlantic hurricane season

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A mix of sun and cloud



A mix of sun and cloud



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A mix of sun and cloud