Couple of Sunny Days Ahead After the Storm..Warmth & Showers For End of Week...Feb 25th

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  • A stream of moisture brought almost continuous snow to the southwest corner of BC over the past 3 days. 
  • Environment Canada has issued a snowfall summary with both Monday's totals and current snow on the ground: 
  • This morning parts of the south coast woke up to between 5-35 cm of snow on the ground with as much as 88 cm at Hope Slide.
  • Both Vancouver & Victoria & Comox airport broke daily snowfall records with 13-15 cm reported
  • The morning fog continues to burn off nicely as an upper level ridge of high pressure builds over BC. Sunshine should prevail for today & tomorrow with below zero overnights and temps sitting around 4 or 5 in the afternoon
  • Look for patchy fog to develop again tonight under the ridge but it should once again clear out mid-morning
  • Our stream of moisture which remains offshore for the moment, will get pushed back inland tomorrow overnight and through Friday, but this time it is looking to fall as showers for everyone but the mountains, as milder air also moves in for Thursday and Friday before dropping again over the weekend. A return to cold, arctic (snow-friendly) air is being hinted at in some of the models for the end of the weekend
  • The widespread avalanche danger warning remains in effect for the next couple days

Frigid Temps Continue Today for Most of Canada
  • Arctic air will continue to surge south and east across the country this week...
  • Wind Chills in the Prairies this morning got down below minus 35 and afternoon highs continue to drop for Ontario through to the Maritimes over the next few days
  • Lake effect snow also continues to affect southern Ontario with a light dusting possible for he GTA tomorrow morning along with minus 25 wind chills
  • Other than a few small ups and downs for most of the country... this arctic air looks to stay right through to next week! I kid you not. 
  • One reason why winter may have been so brutal? More studies and continued evidence for a changing jetstream thanks to a changing climate that means more weather extremes
  • One new study shows that the jet stream over Northern Europe and North America may be taking a longer, more meandering path as a result of a rapidly warming Arctic narrowing the differential between upper and middle latitudes:
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Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Biggest of 2014
  • The sun fired off a major solar flare late last night, making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent years. 
  • The massive X4.9-class solar flare erupted from an active sunspot - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured high-definition video of the monster solar flare. 
  • Earth isn't in danger from the latest eruption of space weather activity, as it is located on the southeastern limb of the sun, pointed away from Earth. This is the third time this sunspot has rotated onto the Earth-facing side of the sun.
Photo by NASA

Early winter snowfall could reduce Manitoba's flood risk

Beautiful But Bizzare Looking 'Wave' Clouds over Atlanta this morning
Photo By: @Jeremy11alive

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