Unsettled Week Continues..Some Sunny Breaks To Keep Us Going...May 14th
- Our stormy system that brought us a thundery start to the week has moved out of the south coast, leaving a more stable airmass for today
- Although our general westerly, moist flow continues, looks like the breaks in the cloud will continue to open up and we have a nice mix of sun & cloud afternoon.
- No problems for voters across the south coast today and in fact most of the province dealing with showers at worst. Temperatures will be a touch below our seasonal 16 today
- The next rain-maker will slide into the south coast for tomorrow bringing mainly showers but cooler temps in the low teens
- The westerly flow will continue to direct moist air in right through the weekend... looks like we get sunny breaks again in Thursday into Friday but a showery weekend ahead with temps rebounding to high teens
- This is fairly typical mid-May weather unfortunately for the long weekend. Most of the moisture and cloud is in the lower levels of the sky so if we get some breaks there are blue skies above!
- Fire risk remains high this afternoon for the BC interior
Tropical Cyclone Targets India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
- The cyclone is now centered to the northeast of Sri Lanka, and will bring impacts to areas from eastern India to Bangladesh and Myanmar over the next few days.
- On Monday and Tuesday, heavy rainfall associated with the storm fell across parts of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre reported that at least seven people have died due to flooding from the cyclone.
- As well, multiple boats carrying more than 100 evacuees from Myanmar capsized on Monday after the lead boat crashed into rocks, according to the United Nations. More than 50 people aboard the boats are feared dead.
Major Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun, Strongest of 2013
- The giant solar flare, which registered as one of the largest eruptions the sun can unleash, peaked Sunday night at and was captured on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It sparked an hour-long high-frequency radio blackout but was not aimed at Earth
Scientists Use Crowd-Sourcing to Help Map Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- Climate science researchers are launching a first-of-its-kind online "game" to better understand the sources of global warming gases.
- By engaging "citizen scientists," the researchers hope to locate all the power plants around the world and quantify their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
Using Earthquake Sensors to Track Endangered Whales
- The fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. It is also, paradoxically, one of the least understood. The animal's huge size and global range make its movements and behavior hard to study.
- Researchers are now using a growing number of seafloor seismometers, devices that record vibrations to track the whales
Ice flow surges across frozen reservoir in Canada - video
- Cool video of an ice surge, caused by ice melting for long stretches upstream along the Saskatchewan river