Showery Week but Just-in-Time Drying Trend...Aug 27th
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- A few showers lingered this morning after last night's rain but catching a few sunny breaks right now in between two systems. Winds remain fairly brisk by the water
- The next system will roll in this evening but it looks like metro Vancouver will remain mostly dry until then- it's the valley that will probably see heavier showers this afternoon in advance of the system
- The real showers move in through the overnight with some heavier bands embedded, showers will linger through tomorrow morning before some sun returns Wednesday afternoon
- It looks like Thursday will be a wet one again as the upper level low sitting off our coast directs yet another showery pulse onshore.
- Good news though in the long range - it looks like a high pressure ridge pushes in for Friday evening through the first few days of the long weekend for a sunnier outlook
Yosemite Wildfire Grows - Winds Still a Challenge
- Winds will be the biggest challenge in the coming days for firefighters battling the Rim fire
- Dense smoke from the fire has been a serious health threat as well. Health officials in Reno, Nevada report the air quality index in their city is in the "unhealthy" range due to the smoke fallout from the Rim Fire. The smoke has also created visibility problems for air ambulance services in the Reno area as well.
- Lots more pics showing massive fire from space and ISS station
blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/ 2013/08/27/california-rim- fire-a-tour-from-earth-and- space/
Via NASA: On August 26, 2013
Deadly Tropical Storm Fernand Hits Mexico
- Fernand made landfall last night in eastern Mexico and is now weakening
- But the storm brought deadly flooding (reports of 15 people killed)
- The storm lasted just 15 hours at tropical storm strength but heavy rains have caused the greatest death toll from a 2013 Atlantic named storm yet
- The victims all died in in flash floods in Mexico's mountainous terrain west of Veracruz, due to landslides that came down upon houses.
- Looks like the Atlantic hurricane season may finally start to pick up with a few disturbances lines up for next week
Thunderstorm Watch for Southern MB & Northern ON
- Record breaking heat over the past couple of days are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening along a cold front
What Is a Greenland Shark Doing in the Gulf of Mexico?
- When a half-dozen researchers recently ventured into the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine life, they certainly weren't expecting to find a polar shark.
wiredscience/2013/08/what-is- a-greenland-shark-doing-in- the-gulf-of-mexico/