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
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Idaho Wildfire
  • 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.
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/photos/4891/#igImgId_79313
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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
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130819130137.htm

Vancouver Weather

Friday

Rain

12°C

Saturday

Periods of rain

10°C

Sunday

Rain

9°C

Monday

Rain

11°C

Tuesday

Chance of showers

10°C