Temps Still Dropping! Few Flurries Tomorrow But Mainly Blue Skies Ahead...Dec 4th
- Our cold and very dry arctic airmass is now entrenched across the province. Temps at YVR git down to a -5 this morning and we will only be a couple degrees above freezing by the afternoon but with all blue skies
- For tomorrow, clouds will begin increasing in the morning thanks to a a weak system that is developing off the south coast bringing just enough moisture for a slight risk of flurries tomorrow
- Even colder air will move in behind the weak system for Friday and the weekend - we will get back into the sunshine as drier air returns but afternoon highs will likely STAY BELOW ZERO! Overnight lows starting Friday night may approach the minus double digits. That's about as cold as we get here in Vancouver
- Fellow meteorologist and blogger over at 50shadesofvan dug up some great cold weather stats. Check it out:
- Last time YVR recorded a sub zero high was January 19th 2012
- Coldest temperature at YVR past 10 years was a -15.2C on December 2008
- Coldest all time temperature at YVR was -17.8c in January 1950 and December 1968
- The pattern that has set-up in our atmosphere is very stable, so it will take a lot to knock out the cold air...our best chance comes with a low pressure system early next week, that will be bringing moisture into the equation
- Pretty far out to say with any certainty but our best chance of accumulating snow for Vancouver will come early next week, changing over to rain as it ushers in warmer temps for mid-week. Could be messy Mon/Tues.
Atlantic Canada Storm
- A low pressure system is bringing heavy rain, wind and snow to Atlantic Canada that has already led to power outages, travel woes and closed schools
- The heavy rain started yesterday for eastern NS, PEI and parts of NB and already 50 mm has been reported in some places.
- Brisk northwest winds are now moving in changing the rain over to slippery snow and ushering in colder air.
- A winter storm warning was issued for Nova Scotia's Inverness County with up to 15 cm of snow possible through the day. Similar amounts of snow are also expected in parts of Prince Edward Island Wednesday.
- NFLD will be getting into the mixed weather and extreme winds today - warnings are in place across much of eastern NFLD
- The public is also advised to be on the look out for large waves and pounding surf along portions of the South Coast of NFLD today - storm surge warnings are also in place
Drivers urged to stay off P.E.I. roads today: http://cbc.sh/g4KL5hL
Freezing Rain Ontario
- The same low pressure system that brought the blizzard to Calgary on Monday is now tracking through the Great Lakes today.
- On the back end, blowing, drifting and falling snow are making for treacherous driving conditions in southern MB & Northern ON.
- An area of snow and ice pellets will transition to freezing rain as the system advances north.
- The Ottawa Valley will be at risk for freezing rain tonight if we want to mention in a live look..it will be right around showtime roads could get slippery
Seattle Seahawks football fans 'caused minor earthquake'
- A celebration by football fans grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group has said.
- Raucous fans jumped up and down during an early first-quarter touchdown in the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints and The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network detected the vibrations, measuring between a magnitude 1 and 2 earthquake
'Moon Garden' May Show Whether Humans Can Live On Lunar Surface, NASA Says
- The space agency recently revealed plans to grow a moon garden. This "greenhouse" experiment would determine whether seedlings can germinate and grow on the moon under lunar sunlight.
- NASA may launch the essentials for the lunar greenhouse during Google's unmanned Lunar X-Prize mission in 2015
2013/12/02/moon-garden-nasa- lunar-greenhouse-growing- plants-2015_n_4372698.html