Rain Continues Today..Quite the Turn-Around For the Weekend!...Aug 29th
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- Preliminary rainfall totals since last night: Van Harbour: 30mm, YVR: 9.2mm, West Van: 25.4mm. Rainfall rates were coming down at around 10-12 mm per hour this morning too!
- Rainfall warnings still in place for the south coast including Vancouver - first rainfall warnings of the season! http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc
- Heavy bands of rain will continue to swing through in waves - Looks like the south coast could see another 10-20 mm each 12 hours until midnight tonight. Embedded thunderstorms also likely that could up the totals
- Totals for the south coast when all is said and done overnight tonight may be close to 50 mm while it may be closer to 70 mm for the sunshine coast, Howe Sound and westward facing mountains. More Rain than we have seen in months! Last rainfall over 20 mm was June 24th for parts of Metro Vancouver
- Showers will continue to taper off through tomorrow morning and by the afternoon we will likely be back into the sunshine..
- A ridge of high pressure will keep building for the weekend for sunshine and warm temps right through to early next week. Talk about nice timing
We're all Martians, scientist claims
- A new hypothesis is being proposed - that an element crucial to the origin of life couldn't have been available on Earth at the time life first began, and would only have been available on the red planet. So perhaps we all traveled to Earth on a meteorite from Mars
- Geochemist Professor Steven Benner argues that the 'seeds' of life probably arrived on Earth in meteorites blasted off Mars by impacts or volcanic eruptions.
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Cool Picture: Map Shows 6 Months of Wildfires Burning North America
Ancient Artifacts Found in Melting Snow
- An Iron Age tunic, along w arrows and bow fragments (~6000 years old) are among the discoveries found under melting snow on Norwegian mountains.
- Snow on the Norwegian mountains, and elsewhere, is rapidly melting due to climate change, which is now unveiling a world of well preserved new discoveries.