Dry Stretch Continues..On Track for Record...July 22nd

  • The last time YVR saw accumulating rainfall was back on June 27th.. so it's been almost 25 rain-free days and counting for much of the lower mainland
  • The ridge that is parked high in our upper atmosphere bringing us fair weather will continue to remain in place for the foreseeable future; so mainly clear skies right through to next weekend
  • Morning stratus will continue to move in through the early morning hours with an onshore flow but will continue to burn off by late morning for the next couple of days, but that flow will get shut off mid-week meaning warming tempos for Wed/Thu/Fri
  • At this point it looks like we could see a few more clouds for the coast starting Sunday with isolated showers possibly beginning Mon & Tuesday. But no soaker in the forecast
  • Fire risk is also increasing. High and even a few extreme spots across southern BC
  • Kootneys are also under a thunderstorm watch..lightning could be a concern for starting fires
  • Great tweets from Environment Canada this weekend regarding climate records:
  • Record for driest month in #Vancouver is just a trace of rain back in July 1985. So far through the 21th of this month there has been zero.
  • Monthly record for bright sunshine in #Vancouver is 388.1 hours back in July 1985. We are on track to challenge that! So far 261.5 strong
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New Brunswick Tornado
  • Just hearing that Environment Canada has indeed confirmed the tornado.. 
  • Residents of the Grand Lake area in central New Brunswick are cleaning up after a tornado touched down on Saturday night.
  • The violent storm left a path of uprooted trees, damaged buildings and displaced vehicles.
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/07/22/nb-grand-lake-tornado-906.html

More Comfortable Temperatures for Canada
  • After the sweltering heat, and weekend stormy weather- a much more quiet and cool start to the week across much of the country
  • A few storms for Northern Ontario and the foothills of Alberta and the BC interior may see a few storms pop up this afternoon

Britain Heating Up..and Not Just for Baby-Watchers
  • Today saw temperatures reach the highest levels of the year thus far for parts of England; The temperature reached 33.1 degrees C at 2 p.m. local time in London, surpassing the previous high of 32.2 degrees C in Hampton from July 17.
  • The hot weather has been not only deadly to between 540 and 760 people, according to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, but has also caused some fires to develop during the past week
  • http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dangerous-heat-continues-in-br/15514420

China Earthquake
  • A 5.9 magnitude earthquake at a very shallow 9 km struck along a known fault boundary in western China yesterday..followed by a strong 5.6 aftershock
  • Dry weather will at least aid in rescue efforts for the next few days
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/07/21/wrd-china-earthquake.html

Ancient Ice Melt Unearthed in Antarctic Mud: 20-Meter Sea Level Rise, Five Million Years Ago
  • Global warming five million years ago may have caused parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise by approximately 20 metres
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130721161502.htm

Heavy rainfall causes E.coli spike in Toronto
  • Following the flooding from the July 8th storm in Toronto, Toronto beaches reported record levels of E.coli. These spiked levels were caused by sewage overflowing into Lake Ontario. 
  • http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/heavy-rainfall-causes-ecoli-spike-in-toronto/9735/

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