Risk of Showers Starts Tonight..Short Warm-Up Ahead...Feb 26th
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- Overnight and morning fog is once again burning off nicely, leaving us with a lovely mix of sun and cloud this afternoon
- Temps will stay below seasonal this afternoon, only getting up to 4,5 degrees near the water...warmer in the valley and warmer aloft though thanks to an inversion
- The upper level ridge of high pressure bringing us the current weather pattern is shifting eastward and weakening tonight though..allowing a low pressure system off the Oregon coast to introduce some showers into our region
- Just a slight risk of showers overnight and again tomorrow afternoon..but we should get some more sunny breaks tomorrow as well
- Few more showers on tap for Friday morning but temps are on the rise - likely hitting the double digits Friday afternoon across the south coast
- Following our one-day warm-up temps look to drop again for the weekend. A quiet start to Saturday at this point but looks alike a new system will bring rain/snow for Sunday..hoping it's snow for the Winter Classic but at this point could be a bit of a messy day. Too far out to talk timing and details but I'll be watching..
Our ridge will get pushed aside tonight, letting a few showers in for Thu and Fri am
Arctic Cold To Linger for Much of Canada..For A While
- As we head into the home-stretch of winter, that arctic air is not showing any signs of letting go: quick look at the long-range models shows below seasonal temps and frigid wind chills for much of the country right through the weekend and through much of next week too
- Cold air over the Great Lakes (even with just small sections of open water) are leading to lake-effect snow across southern Ontario: this morning a multi-vehicle crash shut down eastbound 401, east of Toronto. Another 2-10 cm with reduced visibility are possible across southern Ontario thanks to snow squalls right through to tomorrow night
- Most of Quebec is now under a special weather statement for the extreme wind chills over the next couple days
- Meanwhile wind chills in the SK & MB this morning were around the -40 mark...big winds have also prompted blowing snow warnings for southern Manitoba today
- Lots of signs pointing towards continued below seasonal temperatures for much of Canada through March
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Geoengineering side effects could be potentially disastrous, research shows
- Large-scale human engineering of the Earth's climate to prevent catastrophic global warming would not only be ineffective but would have severe unintended side effects and could not be safely stopped, a comparison of five proposed methods has concluded.
- Proposals examined include: Bringing deep cold waters to the surface (ocean up welling), adding iron filings or lime to the oceans, reflecting the sun's rays into space etc..
environment/2014/feb/25/ geoengineering-side-effects- potentially-disastrous- scientists
NASA Responds to California's Evolving Drought
- Although the state is finally getting some good rain over the next few days, it will not solve the severe drought conditions
- NASA has just announced they is now partnering with the California Department of Water Resources to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought.
Credit: California Department of Water Resources