Sunny breaks this Week Vancouver, High Avalanche Danger B.C...Jan 13th
- A high pressure system is building in across southern BC today that will stick around for the week ahead bringing mainly dry conditions
- A nice follow-up week to a very soggy start to the year - already YVR has seen around 130 mm, roughly the average for the whole month of January
- There is still a slight risk of showers for Vancouver this afternoon with a general NW flow from the Pacific but a good chance we will see some sunny breaks as well
- Things will continue to dry up in the days ahead for mainly sunny weather starting Wednesday and lasting right through to next weekend
- Highs will be slightly above normal this week as well - 10 degrees right now at YVR with 8-9 degrees all week. With cool overnight lows in clear skies in the days ahead, fog might be something to watch for in the mornings
- With the recent storm snow across the province - avalanche danger is high for many places today. 75-100 cm fell this weekend for both the south coast and interior mountains along with strong winds that have created dangerous slab conditions. Danger will subside this week
Major avalanche closes B.C.'s Highway 16
- A major avalanche closed Highway 16 near Valemount, B.C., this morning and police say it is not yet known if any vehicles were caught in the slide.
- Officials said the avalanche buried a 400 m section of the mountain highway around 9:30 a.m. PT.
- "Highway 16 East is completely blocked and there are no detours available. Ministry of Transportation continue to assess the incident and an avalanche technician is en route to the area at this time,"
Temps Still Mild Across the East
- Melting and the concern for ice jams continue today across eastern Canada with temps for the major cities between 6-10 degrees this afternoon along with fresh rain
- Temperatures will begin to drop tomorrow in southern Ontario as a cold front swings through for back to seasonal, and below zero, but mid-week
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Seattle Seahawks fans caused another earthquake in win
- Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.
- Scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynch's famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game but still waiting for the data to be released to find out details, magnitude etc. Lots of fun on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network twitter account this weekend!