Bit of a Break Today.. Showers Still on Tap Next Few Days...Sep 4th
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- Our upper level low responsible for our 'weather' this week. Lots of moisture in place leading to morning mist & fog and but most of the south coast catching some sunny breaks this afternoon - a few rounds of light showers though not out of the question as well as the risk for mountain t-storms
- Tomorrow, the low will slowly track inland to Washington state spinning up another round of rain for the lower mainland for our Thursday
- Showers will linger through Friday as the low continues tracking east and by Saturday hopefully the low will be out of our region for a relatively sunny and dry weekend. However if the low takes it's time moving out, we may end up with a cloudier start to the weekend
Battle of the Seasons
- Cold front tracking across ON/QC will drop temps into the high teens for tomorrow... and communities around James Bay may see their first flurries of the season
- Meanwhile 30 degrees temps remain in place across the Prairies for the next few days
2013 in Running for Latest First Atlantic Hurricane on Record
- For the first time in 11 years, the month of August came and went without a single hurricane in the north Atlantic. This has only happened six times since 1944
- If the season produces no hurricanes through the middle of September, more records will fall
- The major problem has been the amount of dry, stable air affecting the tropics, which effectively shuts down any development. The influx of dry air off the Sahara through much of August has had a huge effect on the level of activity so far.
- It only takes one though, and there are three areas of disturbed weather that could become organized tropical systems now through early next week, but it appears the best chance of a hurricane would not come until the middle of the month
- Great piece by my friend and former colleague Gina Ressler at The Weather Network: http://www.theweathernetwork.
com/news/articles/dont-let- your-guard-down-only-takes- one-storm-to-make-a-hurricane- season-memorable-/12182/
Quebec may hold traces of meteor strike that helped cool Earth
- Think the story still works today..
- U.S. geochemist thinks meteor that hit 13,000 years ago left crater behind
Thick Rim Fire Smoke Crosses Into Tourist-Trafficked Yosemite Valley
- On Tuesday, the fire grew a total of 1,700 acres as southwest transport winds pushed smoke into communities northeast of the fire..but the fire is 80% contained now