Next Round of Showers Tomorrow Morning..Right Through to Friday AM... June 18th

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  • That upper level low is beginning to push inland today..bringing the risk of thunderstorms to the mountains east of Vancouver and across Vancouver Island
  • For YVR, after a few morning showers, sunshine should stick around for the rest of the afternoon/evening
  • By tomorrow morning though, the inland low pressure system will bring steady showers pretty much right through to Friday morning. Yes that means a soggy and cool start to Summer. Temps will drop to a couple of degrees below seasonal for tomorrow as well
  • Temps will begin to rebound Friday, and Friday afternoon looks to dry up with a sunnier and warmer Saturday on tap at this point 
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Blue skies now but this is how the day started..

Thunderstorm Watch for Southern Alberta
  • There is the potential for development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy downpours as the low pressure system spinning off the coast of BC is pushing in some strong convection 
  • Looks like the storms could go right through to midnight local time across central/southern Alberta

Tropical Depression Flooding Risk Continues for Mexico
  • A slow-moving tropical depression will continue to bring torrential rainfall and the risk of flooding to parts of southeastern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala into midweek
  • The storm will likely not become a names tropical cyclone but flash flooding and mudslides are a concern
  • http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-depression-flooding-r/14412296

Nasa selects four women to join ranks of new astronauts
  • US space agency recruits four women among its eight new candidates, the highest percentage yet selected
  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jun/18/nasa-four-women-new-recruits
  • http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/06/17/NASA-selects-eight-applicants-for-2013-class-of-astronauts/UPI-54801371500742/

Record-shattering heat bakes Alaska
  • A searing dome of heat has laid itself out over interior Alaska, pushing temperatures to all-time records in several locations.
  • The core of heat was lodged over south central Alaska where the mercury spiked into the mid-30s Monday, nearly 30 degrees above average and warmer than anywhere east of the Mississippi in the contiguous U.S.
  • Temperatures across the region are forecast to be warm today, but not at yesterday's extreme 
  • Parts of Canada's North also sharing in the warmth- Whitehorse 25 degrees tomorrow
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/06/18/record-shattering-heat-bakes-alaska/

Tweet, as networking word, officially joins the English language
  • http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2013/06/17/Tweet-as-networking-word-officially-joins-the-English-language/UPI-87691371502201/

Jet Stream Changes Cause Climatically Exceptional Greenland Ice Sheet Melt
  • An international team used a computer model simulation and satellite data to confirm a record surface melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet for at least the last 50 years -- when on 11 July 2012, more than 90 percent of the ice-sheet surface melted. This far exceeded the previous surface melt extent record of 52 percent in 2010
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130617111255.htm

Genetic Diversity Key to Survival of Honey Bee Colonies
  • Right back at you, menopause study:
  • When it comes to honey bees, more mates is better. A new study shows that genetic diversity is key to survival in honey bee colonies -- a colony is less likely to survive if its queen has had a limited number of mates.
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130617111341.htm
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Vancouver Weather

Saturday

Mainly sunny

22°C

Sunday

Sunny

20°C

Monday

Chance of showers

20°C

Tuesday

Chance of showers

19°C

Wednesday

Cloudy

20°C