Foggy Weekend Ahead..But Dry!...Oct 18th
- With our high pressure system locked in place over BC, fog will continue to stay socked in for the better part of the weekend for Vancouver
- Above about 300m, skies are blue, and locations inland from the coast are enjoying fantastic blue skies with temperatures a good 5 degrees warmer. The coast though will remain under the influence of fog. Some chance of late afternoon clearing but the fog will re-develop again in the evenings
- With the high pressure ridge holding strong through much of next week, the sinking air may keep fog locked in past the weekend. Temperatures above 1000 feet will be warmer over the next few days than in the fog with an 'inveriosn' in place, again helping to keep the low-level moisture trapped. Will have to keep an eye on the winds past Sunday to see what they do with the fog.
- Meanwhile, if the forecast of continued dry weather holds for the next week, Metro Vancouver could be in for the longest dry spell in any October since 1991. There has been no measurable rain at the Vancouver Airport for the last 9 days and so far Oct has only seen about 25 mm (below the average of ~115mm). And of course this follows a record dry summer, and the then the third wettest September in the last 77 years
Lunar eclipse, meteor shower treat Canadians this weekend
- Two cosmic events, a penumbral lunar eclipse tonight and a meteor shower on Sunday, may make it worth your while this weekend to cast a glance at the night sky...unless your in Vancouver
- Starting just before 8 p.m. ET Friday, the bottom half of the full moon will be darkened by the Earth's shadow
- Meanwhile Sunday night to dawn on Monday will be the peak of the Orionid meteor shower with 10 to 20 meteors per hour at it's peak
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Typhoon Francisco headed towards Japan
- Now a category 4 (sustained winds 230 km/h) storm, Francisco continues to intensify over the warm waters of the Western Pacific
- Continued strengthening is likely, and Francisco is forecast to become a super typhoon with 240 km/h winds by Saturday as it heads northwest towards Japan. A lot of uncertainty still in the track but some models show the typhoon hitting Japan on Thursday next week.