Even More Clouds for Friday..But Back to Sun for the Weekend...July 4th
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- Our lower cloud this morning., and lingering cloud through to the noon out will continue to scatter out for a nice afternoon. Temps are down to about a seasonal 21 for YVR
- A disturbance will slide in across central BC today bringing showers for the interior and a mainly cloudy Friday forecast
- By Saturday an offshore ridge builds back in for warm and sunny skies..dry forecast sticks around through next week
Beginning to clear back out this afternoon..but more clouds Tomorrow
Calgary Stampede Forecast- Risk of Storms Tonight
- Chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon & evening along a liner that will track west to east through the foothills tonight..chance that it could be severe. Winds will be gusty tonight as well for last minute preparations
- Thunderstorm watch already in place. Large hail, gusty winds will be the main threat..but tornado not out of the question
- A cooler forecast on tap for Fri- opening parade looks dry but afternoon showers on tap, Sat temps in the teens again and risk of showers
- Sunday will be a great day with sunshine and back to 20s
- So basically unsettled start but some good days ahead
Vintage Stampede circa 1962!
QC Fires- Bringing Smoke to NL
- A general westerly flow is allowing smoke from forest fires in Quebec to be transported over Newfoundland.
- The effects of the smoke will be more pronounced over the Northern Peninsula and western Labrador where visibility is being reduced and air quality has noticeably deteriorated to the point it poses a risk to health. A special weather statement is in place for poor air quality
- Also, these same fires caused a major Montreal power failure yesterday including a blackout to the Environment Canada weather headquarters- meteorologists across the country were without data/watches/warnings for a few hours!
montreal/story/2013/07/03/ montreal-metro-hydro-power- failure-outage.html
Scientists play Pied Piper to rid Antarctica of rats destroying birds
- A 25-member international team of scientists have braved harsh Antarctic conditions to rid 580 sqkm of South Georgia of rats that were wiping out rare bird populations.
- In 2013, the team made 1,000 flights over the Antarctic island to bait 70% of the island's rat-infested areas, five times larger than any other rodent eradication project ever undertaken.
indiatimes.com/home/science/ Scientists-play-Pied-Piper-to- rid-Antarctica-of-rats- destroying-birds/articleshow/ 20904573.cms
Long-Running Jason-1 Ocean Satellite Takes Final Bow
- The curtain has come down on a superstar of the satellite oceanography world that played the "Great Blue Way" of the world's ocean for 11-1/2 years.
- The successful joint NASA and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Jason-1 ocean altimetry satellite was decommissioned this week following the loss of its last remaining transmitter.