Few Clouds Tonight But Fantastic Vancouver Forecast Next Few Days...June 4th
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- Skies will be mainly sunny and temperatures above seasonal right through to Thursday thanks to a high pressure system sitting just off our coast
- Temperatures at YVR will get up into the low 20s each day with mid 20 temps inland
- Tonight, a weak system will bring a few more clouds to the mix overnight and into tomorrow morning for a mainly cloudy start..but clearing out quickly
- Looks like a system will swing through on Friday bringing a few showers and a return to seasonal temps but then things clear back out again for the weekend...at this point
El Reno EF5 Killer Tornado Now Confirmed Widest Ever On Record
- Friday's tornado was wider than any tornado ever observed or surveyed according to the National Weather Service. It reached an unthinkable maximum width of 4.2 km.
- The tornado originally rated an EF-3 (on the 0-5 Enhanced Fujita scale), was also upgraded to an EF-5, the most intense class of twisters. The upgrade arose due to the astonishing wind speed information sensed from several mobile doppler radar units that were in the field
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6th Ontario Tornado of the Season Confirmed
- Based on video evidence and observed damage 4 km southeast of Casselman on Wednesday, May 29th about 7PM, Environment Canada has confirmed the low end EF-0 with maximum wind speeds at the ground reaching 90 km/h.
Historic Flooding in Central Europe
- Some of the worst flooding in memory has struck parts of central Europe in the wake of persistent soaking rain. While flood waters receded in some areas, other communities were still awaiting the worst as crests sweep down major rivers.
- Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert as heavy floodwaters swell rivers
A Moth Species Can Tell When it's a Target..and Disarm the Bat
- A species of tiger moth found in the Arizona desert, can tell if an echo-locating bat is going to attack it well before the predator swoops in for the kill -- making the intuitive, tiny-winged insect a master of self-preservation.
- The moth's actually jam the bats sonar by emitting a clicking noise (only animal that can do this!) and they know when to start by listening for a change in the repetition rate of the bat's cries and an increase in sound intensity. The combination of these two factors tells the moth that it has been targeted.
Aklavik, N.W.T., calls state of emergency due to flooding
- Flood waters in Aklavik, N.W.T., are dropping, but residents are still on standby to possibly evacuate the community.
- Over the weekend an ice jam on the Peel Channel pushed the river levels up by more than five metres, or 15 feet. This caused the mayor to declare a state of emergency Sunday night.