Fantastic Stretch of Weather Ahead..Other than Fog...Oct 17th
- A high pressure system is locked in place over BC for at least the next week, and will continue to bring morning fog and afternoon sun for the south coast
- The high pressure ridge is being held in place thanks to a blocking pattern, meaning the weather in place across much of western Canada will stay that way until the pattern breaks down
- This stagnant air pattern though is conducive to fog as we are seeing this morning and thus afternoon
- Fog will continue to be an issue through the morning hours and we will have to watch each day to see how early it burns off. But above the fog is blue skies
- Temps will remain in the low to mid teens which is about seasonal for this time of the year
- Air quality may begin to deteriorate over the next few days with the stagnant air mass
Coldest Air of the Season On Route to Eastern Canada This Weekend
- Thanks to the blocking pattern keeping BC so sunny, the eastern half of the country will experience increasingly chilly blasts of air for the second half of the month will be a reminder that winter is on the way.
- By the weekend temps across Ontario through to Atlantic Canada will struggle to hit the double digits
Another Typhoon Taking Aim on Japan
- Typhoon Francisco has developed in a similar area to where former Typhoon Wipha formed last week, and will continue top strengthen over the next few days
- Francisco is forecast to become a major Category 4 typhoon by Saturday as it turns northwest towards Japan with landfall for Wednesday or Thursday next week
- So still far out, but Francisco's formation gives the Western Pacific 27 named storms so far in 2013, which is the average number of named storms for an entire year. The last time there were more than 27 tropical storms or typhoons in the Western Pacific was in 2004, when there were 32.
Mock earthquake felt by 690,000 in annual B.C. drill
- Make-believe temblor at 10:17 a.m. PT on Oct. 17 was part of the annual ShakeOut B.C. awareness and preparation campaign.
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- The event began in California where 9.4 million people participated in the drill, on the 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that shook the Bay Area during a World Series baseball game. More than 20 million people around the world will take part in the Great ShakeOut today, the biggest disaster preparation drill in the world