Couple More Mixed Days, then Back to Summer Weather...Aug 19th
- After a mixed, but decent weather weekend, the weather pattern will return to a more summer-like outlook beginning tomorrow
- A general westerly flow will continue to bring a risk of showers today (mainly confined to the north shore though) and a mix of sun and cloud for tomorrow
- By Wednesday our pattern will begin to shift to what has become this summer, a classic ridge, bringing in warm and sunny skies to southern BC for the rest of the week
- Low humidity, gusty winds and no rain inthe forecast continue to add to the severe drought situation across much of the West
- Several large wildfires continue to threaten homes and communities where several massive lightning-sparked fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres combined.
- The Idaho Forest Service estimates that full containment of some fires won't occur until Aug. 31.
Incredible photo taken over the weekend at the Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho. Via @KTVB
Heat Returns to the East
- After a chilly week and a close recovery over the weekend, temperatures across ON.QC and parts of the Maritimes will feel much more summer-like this week
- In fact, Toronto may hit 30 degrees tomorrow for the first time this month
- The bulk of the heat is in southern Manitoba today- temps in the mid 30s for a second
After 10 Years of Service, NOAA Retires GOES-12 Satellite
- GOES-12 has seen it all, from Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that crippled the Central United States in 2009.
- Now, after more than 10 years of stellar service, NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-12 spacecraft is being retired