Cloudy/Foggy Starts Ahead But Hoping for Sunny Afternoons...Jan 14th
- Dozens of daily high temp records fell yesterday across the south coast with a mild airmass in place and easterly flow for much of the day. Vancouver & Victoria airports included in the new records
- Today is starting off with cloud cover, even though high pressure is in place across the south coast. Most of Vancouver should see some sunny breaks by the afternoon
- A system is sliding down the coast tonight, threatening to temporarily weaken the ridge, but the system itself is weakening. Risk of some drizzle tonight and again tomorrow morning before the ridge and the sun comes back out. This system is quite strong for northern sections of BC with wind and rain warnings in place today
- With lingering moisture in the atmosphere from the system, fog may hang around a little longer for some, tomorrow afternoon
- Fog will continue to be a challenge in the forecast for the mornings ahead with an inversion building through the end of the week..but hoping for a nice mix of sun and cloud by the afternoons
- Looks like we could catch a few evening showers on Saturday at this point
Coming Back Down to Seasonal Across the East
- After a January thaw that twitter has nicknamed #Wintermission, a quick-moving system moving through southern Ontario tonight will usher in more seasonal temps and light snow
- Some good before and after pictures of heavy snow followed by bare surfaces after the warm-up
- The Alberta clipper will bring 2-5 cm to southern Ontario overnight tonight which may make for a messy Toronto commute tomorrow morning - often 5 cm is worse for traffic than 20 cm for a number of reasons!
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Death toll from Philippine floods, landslides rises
- The Philippines government says 22 people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated as floods and landslides hit a southern region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon.
Relentless Heat Wave at Australian Open
- As the Australian Open got underway on Monday, a heat wave was already building across the region. By Tuesday, temperatures soared to around 109 F (43 C), extreme conditions for both participants and spectators.
- The heat that has built across the area over the past two days will continue to sizzle right through Friday.
- "The Canadian Frank Dancevic slammed Australian Open organisers for forcing players to compete in "inhumane" conditions after he collapsed on court as temperatures rose to 41C (108F) on Tuesday," reports the Guardian
Scientists find valley deeper than Grand Canyon in Antarctica
- A team of scientists from a bunch of universities in the United Kingdom have discovered a giant canyon buried under several kilometers of ice in Antarctica.
- Its dimensions make it deeper than the Grand Canyon - the valley is up to 3 km deep, more than 300 km long and up to 25 km across. In places, the floor of this valley is more than 2,000 metres below sea level