Afternoon Showers Marks Unsettled Week Ahead...Aug 26th
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- Our high pressure ridge that slid in Saturday afternoon gave us mainly sunny skies this weekend, and for the better part of this morning too.
- But clouds, gusty winds and showers are quicly approaching, thanks to a new frontal system moving in from the west
- Showers will begin after the noon hour for much of the lower mainland along with a good breeze.. but the heavier showers will probably hold off until this evening, when the front moves through
- Showers will likely linger through tomorrow morning but we should see some sun back for the afternoon
- The next system is in-line for showers to return tomorrow evening
- As an upper level low continues to sit and spin in the atmosphere this week, it will continue to direct rounds of clouds and showers and temps just a touch below seasonal this week
- Hard to say at this point when exactly the low will move out but looks like change of showers at least through until Friday
Stormy Evening for Southern Ontario - Possible Flooding
- Scattered thunderstorms will move northwest to southeast across S ON this afternoon and evening. A few of these storms will be capable of producing torrential downpours, damaging winds, and hail. Rainfall amounts of 50 mm in an hour will be possible in some of these storms.
Canadian on moon possible under latest space plan
- A return to the moon within the next two decades is part of the recently updated Global Exploration Roadmap -- a far-reaching plan developed by more than a dozen space agencies.
- Canada is among the 14 space agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group, which first started developing the strategy in 2007. The first roadmap was released in 2011 and the latest update was made public last week.
Yosemite Wildfire Grows; State of Emergency Declared for San Francisco
- One of the nearly 50 large fires burning across the nation, the massive Rim fire continues to burn along the edge of the popular tourist destination of Yosemite National Park.
- As extinguishing efforts continue, the city of San Francisco is under a local State of Emergency to assist firefighting coordination.
- More than 2.6 million people in the Bay Area receive water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite.
** A nice comparison of size from our meteorologist Karen Matthews: As of 7:30 a.m. PDT Today, the Rim Fire was 149780 acres = 606.14 km2. That's roughly the size of the city of Toronto **
Japan Pays Final Tribute to Man Who Led Fukushima Fifty
- More than 1,000 people attended the memorial in Tokyo, including the Prime Minister, to pay a final tribute to the man who died last month at 58 years after leading the fight against the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the country's worst since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 68 years ago.
- Yoshida died at age 58 in a Tokyo hospital of esophageal cancer.