Fall Weather Begins this Afternoon...Sept 20th

  • The cold front continues to slowly track towards the south coast today, after bringing +100 km/h winds to central coastal sections yesterday. Wind warnings have now ended and winds are beginning to die down
  • The front is now moving across Vancouver Island and clouds will begin to thicken up for Vancouver through the day
  • The actual front will take it's time crossing over to the lower mainland though. and the rain will likely hold off until ~7pm for Vancouver. Rain will fall heavy at times overnight tonight with gusty winds
  • Tomorrow, the south coast will sit between two systems and although temos will feel cool in the mid teens behind that cold front, just showers and even a hint of sun is on tap, rather than soaking rain
  • By Sunday afternoon though., the next Pacific low will move onshore for an even windier and wetter Sunday night into Monday
  • Unsettled and cool weather will linger through Tuesday but things look to dry out and warm up for Wednesday and Thursday
  • The Autumnal equinox - when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal happens on Sunday at 1:44 pm PT
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Monstrous super typhoon Usagi holding its own, Hong Kong braces for possible impact
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Missing methane gas mystifies Mars scientists
  • Curiosity rover fails to detect previously recorded chemical in Martian atmosphere.
  • In 2004, three research teams said that they had spotted whiffs of methane on the red planet. The gas could have come from Martian microbes or geological activity, or been delivered by crashing comets -- all thrilling possibilities. 
  • But Curiosity detected no signs of methane in three tests in October and November 2012, suggesting that the atmosphere held no more than 3 p.p.b. of the gas.(ie pretty much nothing)
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mars-has-no-methane-curiosity-rover-finds-1.1860950?cmp=rss
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Russia urges UN climate report to include geoengineering

Vancouver Weather

Sunday

A mix of sun and cloud

5°C

Monday

Sunny

3°C

Tuesday

Sunny

0°C

Wednesday

Sunny

1°C

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud

1°C