Mixed Bag Today...thunderstorm Risk Tomorrow...June 11th
- Our upper level low continues to spin and sink southward towards the south coast today
- Rounds of showers will continue through this afternoon and evening for Vancouver...but also getting a few sunny breaks in between, especially towards Richmond & White Rock
- The heaviest of the rain will be transported over the central & southern interior tonight bringing upwards of 40 mm- rainfall warnings are in place for Chilcotin
- As the centre of the low gets closer to the south coast tomorrow, the air will become even more unstable and there is a risk for thunderstorms right across the region towards the afternoon/evening hours. As well, temps will be the coolest this week (mid to high teens) and weather will be the soggiest (5-10 mm)
- By Thursday the low will start to exit but we will have to get through a couple of days of lingering showers
- At this point it still looks like weather clears out and warms up for the weekend
Chinese spacecraft blasts off from Gobi desert
- A Chinese-manned spacecraft has blasted off with three astronauts on board for a 15-day mission to an experimental laboratory, the latest step towards the development of a space station.
High Severe Weather Risk for Southern ON Tonight-Tomorrow
- There is a high likelihood of severe thunderstorms featuring damaging winds, hail, flash flooding and even tornadoes from South Dakota to Illinois Tonight.... and into southern Ontario tomorrow
Heavy East Coast Rain
- A low pressure system will pass south of New Brunswick tomorrow.
- Rain associated with this system will become heavy at times tonight and into Wednesday morning across the Fundy region where rainfall warnings are in place for upwards of 50 mm
- Localized flooding will be a concern especially since the ground is already quite saturated from post tropical storm Andrea and other recent rainfall events.
NOAA Satellite Back Online After 'Micrometeoroid' Strike
- All three of the U.S. weather satellites are back in service after a "micrometeoroid" caused one of the satellites to shut down on May 22. The micrometeoroid, possibly from debris left over from other space missions likely knocked the satellite off balance.
- The shutdown forced NOAA to maneuver a backup satellite into place to ensure a nearly continuous supply of weather data and imagery over the eastern U.S. and the Atlantic Ocean.
Animal invisibility cloak makes cat and fish vanish
- In video footage of the device in action, a goldfish suddenly appears as it swims out of a cloak submerged in its tank
- Scientists in Singapore created the cloaks from thin panels of glass that make objects invisible by bending light around them using new light-bending technology that could have applications in telecommunications
- Though rudimentary - the devices only hide objects from certain angles- they are better than earlier versions
The World's First Bionic Eye Prototype was Unveiled
- It is hoped the device, which involves a microchip implanted in the skull and a digital camera attached to a pair of glasses, will allow recipients to see the outlines of their surroundings.
- If successful, the bionic eye has the potential to help over 85 per cent of those people classified as legally blind.
Nimbus Clouds Indoors- Cool Pics
- An artist from the Netherlands uses a very precise science to create nimbus clouds indoors; he then photographs the fleeting moment that each cloud is suspended in air.