Record Heat Today..Sticking with Summer Until Sunday...Sept 11th
- More high pressure today means more sunshine and summer temps across much of the province
- The flow around the high pressure system this afternoon will come in offshore.. meaning we won't see as much of a marine influence and temperatures will get up to or near record levels this afternoon
- YVR will likely not break a record even if we hit 26 (record to beat is 28.9) but places like Abbotsford, Squamish, Pitt Meadows and West Vancouver will be challenged with highs in the low 30s!
- While breaking records always makes an event unique..it is not unusual to get late hot spells for Vancouver; in fact it was around this time last year we were in a similar position.
- Coastal areas will watch for morning fog again tomorrow and Friday, but we get to keep the sunshine and temperatures will only be a degree or two cooler than today
- At this point it looks like a change in the weather pattern happens Sunday afternoon for a much cooler and wetter start to next week
- Wondering if this is it for Summer? Sneak peak at long long range models show possible clearing again for the end of next week
Another Record Day for S ON - But Stormy Cold Front Moving Through
- Once again, a number of daily temp records have broken across southern Ontario today - Buttonville broke a record for a second day in a row at 32.5 and the heat alert remains in effect for the city of Toronto
- The cold front, and with it thunderstorms, are quickly approaching the lower Great Lakes
- Thunderstorm watches are already in place from Windsor right through to Montreal, Toronto included. The main threat will be heavy downpours giving rainfall amounts in the 50-80 mm range in an hour or two. There is also the possibility of some locations receiving repeated thunderstorms and locally higher amounts.
- Tornado warnings have also been issued today - check Environment Canad for the latest and take cover is you see storms approaching: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
- The same cold front led to localized but serious flooding in northern Ontario yesterday including Sault Ste Marie
- Also, Hurricane Humberto became the first Hurricane of the Atlantic season earlier today
- Meanwhile Tropical Storm Gabrielle is affecting the Maritimes with heavy rain starting tomorrow.. a frontal system is drawing in moisture from the tropical storm and rainfall warnings are already in place..
- Canadian Hurricane Centre is issuing statements about the storm: http://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html
International Space Station crew return to Earth
- Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut return to Earth on Tuesday after 166 days in orbit aboard the International Space Station. Outgoing station commander Pavel Vinogradov, Nasa astronaut Christopher Cassidy and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin complete the three-and-a-half hour flight back to the planet's surface with their capsule successfully touching down on the steppes of Kazakhstan
DNA study suggests Climate Change, not hunting killed off Woolly Mammoth