Few More Bands of Rain Plus Gusty Winds Tonight...Nov 7th
- The bulk of the heaviest rain has now moved through the south coast. Rainfall totals were between 14-23 mm for Vancouver, with higher amounts towards the north shore.. all falling within 12 hours
- Rainfall warnings have now ended, and as the cold front slides through Vancouver right about noon, we may end up with a break in the clouds for an hour or so with sinking air moving in behind
- More showers, with gusty winds back tonight as the centre of the low pressure system moves onshore
- Lots of fresh and first snowfalls out there this morning - Whistler Villiage reported 15 cm. Snowfall warnings have ended for the south coast but as the storm crosses southern BC snow will continue to fall for the interior. West Kootenay is under a snowfall warnings for up to 15 cm today
- Eventually this low will cross over the Rockies, bringing snow to central Alberta inc Edmonton tonight
- The BC south coast in general will catch a break from the heavy rain through Friday with just showers on tap before another rain-maker moves in for Saturday.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Making Landfall Shortly
- The western Pacific storm Haiyan is still a incredibly dangerous Category 5 super typhoon, with maximum sustained winds exceeding 300 km/h... gusts may be over 330 km/h
- At this point, winds and central pressure are being estimated, rather than measured by a hurricane hunter or a buoy, but if the estimations are verified - this is one of the strongest, and deepest storms ever observed and at least as strong as Bopha (2012) that caused hundreds of fatalities in southern Philippines
- Haiyan doesn't have time to weaken much before landfall, and will likely hit the Philippines at Category 5 strength, near the mountainous terrain of Guiuan in the central Philippines (pop ~50,000) within the next 6 hours (before 5pm PT) and storm surge, flooding rains leading to mudslides, and damaging winds are expected.
- Tacloban (~pop 220,000) is next in line where winds will still likely be >cat 4 strength. This is the same region hit by the 7.2 quake in Oct that have left thousands homeless
- Haiyan will be the third Category 5 typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines since 2010.
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Asteroid with 6 comet tails puzzles astronomers
- A strange object with half a dozen comet-like tails has been spotted in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, leaving astronomers wondering what it could be.
- Unlike the dusty ice balls that we normally think of as comets, P/2013 P5 probably doesn't contain ice, said the paper, which was published today
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- Good week for space stories! Dangerous meteors hit Earth way more often than thought
- And 'fireball' spotted last night over LA
- AND Olympic torch blasts into space ahead of Sochi Games for first-ever spacewalk