Some Sunny Days Ahead...Whistler Opens This Weekend! Nov 12th
- The bulk of the rain has now moved across metro Vancouver and is now tracking into the BC interior
- The system is pushing warmer air across the province and with cooler air still in the lower levels- there is a freezing rain warning today for North Columbia
- Rain totals across Vancouver were between 3-8 mm..higher amounts on the north shore
- Showers may make a return later this afternoon and through the evening behind the fronts but will weaken through the overnight
- Drier air is in place for Wednesday and Thursday with the chance for some good sunny breaks as well
- Temperatures will be quite mild today and tomorrow - afternoon highs around 12-15 degrees with a few records likely falling! But cooler air will begin to filter down for Thursday and into the weekend
- With returning showers beginning Friday, afternoon highs of just 7 for the weekend down here, will mean dropping snow levels at the locals
- Whistler also announced today that they will open 13 days early this year on November 16th thanks to cold temps, a few rounds of early snow and impressive snow-making: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.
Latest Haiyan Stats
- Super Typhoon Haiyan has now completely dissipated, but not before adding China to its list of ravaged nations in Asia. Obviously The Philippines hit the worst and still dealing with the growing crisis but worth a note on the global damage done
- 7 people were killed in China on hard-hit Hainan Island, with three others missing and torrential rains caused up to $700 million in damage to agricultural, forestry, poultry and fishing industries
- At least 13 people died and 81 were injured in Vietnam from the storm
- Huge 8-meter waves from Haiyan swept 16 people out to sea in Taiwan on Sunday, killing 8 of them
- With an official death toll of 1,774, Haiyan already ranks as the 3rd deadliest typhoon in Philippine history.
- The deadliest typhoon in Philippine history was Typhoon Thelma of 1991, which killed between 5101 - 8000 people
Better Weather Ahead for The Philippines
- The Tropical disturbance that brought heavy rain (~80 mm) to southern islands and rounds of t-storms to the typhoon-hit regions is now leaving the Philippines
- Better weather is ahead for relief efforts - there is a large area of dry air to the east of the Philippines and this will bring several days of dryer weather, with only scattered afternoon thunderstorms, to the disaster zone.
- The next 7 days also look calm as far as any new tropical development in the western Pacific
Ontario Snow Squalls Today
- Watches & warnings are in place as cold northerly winds over the open waters of the Great Lakes continue for a second day
- For the shores of Georgian Bay & Lake Huron; snowfall rates in the snow squalls may vary from 2 to 4 cm per hour. Under the heaviest bands, additional snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm or more are possible today.