Driest Month Ever in the Bag! Some Showers to Start August

  • Well we did it... we stayed rain-free until 12:39 am early this morning so July was officially the driest month on record for YVR since records began about 76 years ago. It was also the only calender month with zero rain ever recorded. Gotta love how close Mother Nature cut it bringing the showers in 40 min after the deadline after 34 days...
  • The grass, and wildfire risk has been suffering though and there will be a few showers in the forecast to start August off
  • The spinning low that brought the showers and t-storms last night will continue to spin in our atmosphere just off the SW coast.
  • More clouds will move into our region this afternoon and we may see mountain thunderstorms again this afternoon
  • Even more cloud and greater chance of showers tomorrow for Vancouver that will linger into Saturday
  • Temps will drop down a couple degrees for a cool Friday as well
  • By Sunday, high pressure off the coast builds back in so Sunday is looking sunnier with a summer-like holiday Monday on tap at this point

And that's a Wrap: An Extreme July for Many
  • Not just Vancouver & Fredericton that saw all time wettest and driest July:
  • Windsor & Toronto broke monthly rainfall records (Toronto dating back to 1969)
  • Toronto received 222.8 mm for the month & Windsor got 262.2 mm

So What's in Store for August?
  • I really don't know..but many people wondering if they will either have to pay for their July, or hoping they will get a better end to the summer.
  • Environment Canada released their beginning of the month long range outlook for the next three months
  • Take with with a grain of salt but I'll talk more on NN tonight about the factors that go into the long range and if there is any confidence in the forecast.(Above seasonal temps Vancouver, below seasonal Toronto!)

Greenland soars to its highest temperature ever recorded, almost 27 degrees
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/08/01/greenland-soars-to-highest-temperature-ever-recorded/

Artificial Earthquakes Could Lead to Safer, Sturdier Buildings
  • Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, researchers in New York this summer are trying to find out how well a two-story building made of cold-formed steel can stand up to a lab-generated Southern California quake.
  • http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130731164722.htm

More than 400 balloons take to the skies in bid to break the world record for a mass take off
  • Great pictures from France
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382470/Lorraine-Mondial-hot-air-balloon-festival-More-400-skies-bid-break-world-record.html

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