Another Hot One Today.. Little Cooler for the Weekend & Still Dry...July 25th
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- Day 28 of the dry weather..in case you're still counting. That means just 6 days until we beat the all-time driest July for YVR..and first completely dry month on record
- A few daily temp records broke yesterday across the interior including Cranbrook at 34.1, Creston at 35.4 & Nelson at 36.5. Hot spot across the entire country was Warfield BC at 37.8.
- Morning fog took a little longer to burn off today but high pressure remains stationed to our SW so another dry and sunny and sticky one today. Humidex will still be a factor but a lovely westerly breeze will make today feel a little more comfortable closer to the water
- A gradual cooling trend will begin Saturday as an upper level low off our NWS coast begins to slide in across the province. Doesn't look like it brings much in the way of anything else- just a few more clouds in the mid Sat & Sun and more comfortable temps in the low 22s for the lower mainland
- Mix of sun and cloud through next week at this point
- Fire danger creeping up across southern BC; high to extreme across the south: http://bcwildfire.ca/weather/maps/danger_rating.htm
Active Weather Risk Tonight
- Storms including a tornado warning have been firing off in southern Manitoba this afternoon..same system that brought the severe weather to Prairies last night..Northern Ontario getting into it tonight. may see some scattered t-storms in the foothills again as well.
- Get the latest watches/warnings here: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
Tropical Storm Dorian to Approach Leewards Sunday
- Right now Dorian is a small but punchy system well off the east coast of the leeward islands but tracking westward
- Looks like this storm is a potential threat to the Leeward Islands this Sunday
- Still a lot of uncertainty in the path but right now most of the long range projections either have Dorian then turning northward out to sea.. OR continuing into Cuba or Floria late next week
- Definitely one to watch closely but still a ways out
Tropical Storm Flossie Sets Sights on Hawaii
- Meanwhile, Flossie (yes Flossie) is in the open waters of the western Pacific but will likely pass over Hawaii early next week
- Looks like the storm will weaken though and we could just be talking some good surf and rain
Mars Curiosity rover's progress to date captured in dramatic photo
- NASA says an image from its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter released Wednesday shows the Curiosity rover and the wheel tracks it's made in the first half of 2013
Prelim. Significant U.S. Weather Events for 2012
- NOAA has released a cool graphic showing the major weather events from 2012
Pigeons Fly Home With a Map in Their Heads
- And for your animal story of the day...experiments have proved that pigeons have a spatial map and thus possess cognitive capabilities.
- Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home.