Still on the Cool Side Today..Record Warmth for end of Week/Weekend...May 1st
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- After another chilly low of 3 this morning for YVR, there is still a chill in the air today.. but lots of warm sunshine
- Our strong ridge of high pressure holds today and right through to the early next week continuing to bring in mainly sunny skies and warming temperatures
- Tomorrow though, a low pressure system that is bringing rain to north and central coastal sections today, may swing a few more clouds across the region for more of a mix of sun and cloud...our high pressure should protect us through from any rain
- Temperatures will also begin to moderate today..still looking at an afternoon just a touch below our seasonal 15... back to that 15 for tomorrow and by Friday looking to get into the high teens and low 20s by the weekend. By Sun/Mon inland areas could be feeling like the high 20s!
- This will be about 10-15 degrees above normal and skies after tomorrow will be mainly clear. High temperature records are expected to fall this weekend right across the province
Avalanche warning issued for mountain parks with Warm Weekend Ahead
- With a warm weekend finally in the forecast hikers might be tempted to start hitting the mountain trails, but Parks Canada is advising caution.
- Parks officials issued a special avalanche warning beginning Friday for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks.
- A cool, wet spring left snow at higher elevations. So the sudden jump in temperatures expected this weekend could trigger slides
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Flood Update: Rising Temps = More Flooding
- After a week of slower melt due to below zero temps, things are heating up again for the weekend. Above zero today, high single digits tomorrow, teens by weekend and 20s by early next week. And there is still lots of snow cover especially across SK with fresh snow adding to the pack this week
- Sask: 8 communities now under state of emergency http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/05/01/sk-flood-situation-around-sask.html
- Man: Latest Flood bulletin out from MB. High winds may lead to ice jams on the lakes today http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/
- Fargo: Near crest today
- ON: Far north communities also dealing with snow melt flooding
FAA plan to terminate airport weather observers raises travel safety concerns
- The responsibility for monitoring the skies at airports across the country may shift from meteorological professionals to air traffic controllers, with little weather experience, if a proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration moves forward
- lots of questions here... this may affect meteorologist a lot more than pilots though. The forecasts from NAV Canada will not be affected as far as I can tell..but this is the information we use to help us figure out whats happening on the ground across the country
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Scientists Warn of Massive Summer Algae Bloom in Lake Erie
- Heavy April showers are washing fertilizer off farms and into the Great Lakes in amounts that will feed huge algae blooms that starve the lakes of oxygen
Scientists Retrieve Temperature Data from Japan Trench Observatory
- With the successful retrieval of a string of instruments from deep beneath the seafloor, an international team of scientists has completed an unprecedented series of operations to obtain crucial temperature measurements of the fault that caused the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
- "We will be analyzing the data to characterize the amount of frictional heat on the fault during the Tohoku earthquake,"