Day 32: Another Dry Weekend in the Bag...July 29th

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  • It's been over a month now of zero rain at YVR, or YYJ for that matter. A few drops of rain fell yesterday on the north shore with some convective cells but nothing that accumulated 
  • An offshore high pressure system will continue to keep skies sunny through most of this week. Temps will be in the low 20s so in the sunshine it's hot, but breezes should make it feel comfortable
  • Something I'm watching this afternoon: a weak disturbance will slide through the south coast and may trigger a few isolated rumbles of thunder and lightning for the North Shore..similar to yesterday. But not likely we will see anything at YVR
  • Best chance of showers will come Friday when our offshore ridge begins to weaken.
  • By Wednesday it will be the driest July ever on record..and we are getting close to sunniest month on record which we will probably do by Wednesday as well
Brown grass for much of the south coast.. you can guess why fire risk is so high right now

Evening Severe Weather Risk: 
  • Not a huge active weather evening; Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal may see some storms roll through tonight but may not reach severe levels

Update on the Tropics: Dorian & Flossie
  • Dorian has been down-graded over the weekend to a post-tropical storm but some re-strengthening may occur
  • The path of Dorian is forecast to be along the Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas and South Florida, people in these areas should be prepared for torrential downpours and the risk of low-lying area and urban flooding.
  • Meanwhile Dangerous surf, flooding rain and potentially damaging winds are in store for Hawaii with the arrival of Tropical Storm Flossie today. The storm will likely make landfall midday to early evening PT time

Canoeist discovers uncharted waterfalls in Canada
This is the waterfall discovered by Adam Shoalts on Canada's Again river. Photograph: Adam Shoalts

New Knowledge About Permafrost Improving Climate Models
  • New research findings document that permafrost during thawing may result in a substantial release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and that the future water content in the soil is crucial to predict the effect of permafrost thawing. 
  • The findings may lead to more accurate climate models in the future.

Vancouver Weather


Mainly cloudy












A mix of sun and cloud