Storm #4 Moves in Tonight..Stormy Weekend Ahead...Feb 13th

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  • Last night`s rain brought a general 5 mm to metro Vancouver..but another 10-15 cm for the north shore mountains, Whistler, the mountain passes AND 24 cm to Mount Washington leading to their opening for the first time this season today
  • Behind the system, gusty winds are coming in from the SW and will continue to stay breezy through the afternoon, but with a nice mix of sun and cloud out there as we sit once again between systems
  • Storm #4 will roll in after the midnight hour for metro Vancouver bringing rain, gusty winds and more mountain snow. Rain will continue tomorrow morning before tapering to showers w sunny breaks by the afternoon
  • Although the timing has been great so far on these storms with most of the rain happening overnight, I think we'll loose the rhythm after tomorrow - a strong SW flow will continue to direct moisture and clouds in right through the weekend
  • Saturday afternoon looks to be the timing for storm #5 and storm #6 looks to arrive Sunday..Sunday will come with slightly cooler temperatures after a week of temps approaching double digits
  • At this point, this stormy weather patterns through to at least the middle of next week

Warm Sochi Continues..Return to Seasonal by Sunday
  • Incredibly mild weather in Sochi continues to be the talk among athletes and spectators as temps approached 20 degrees Thursday afternoon by the coast.. and into the mid-teens for the mountain venues.
  • Sochi is warmer than the previous four locations for Winter Olympics - Wall Street Journal with the guidance of the BC Environment Canada Office, produced a great graphic (in Fahrenheit though) showing the temperature graph over the past 4 Winter Olympics. Thanks for the tip on that one EC.
  • Another tough side to the story is juggling the temp swings through the overnight - still mild but at least closer to zero for the mountain venues and evening competitions, before jumping up 10+ degrees in the afternoon events
  • Sochi will continue to see high teens over the course of Friday and Saturday, before returning to seasonal for Sunday along with showers
Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal

Snowstorm Hitting the Midwest & Atlantic Canada Today
  • The memorable winter of 2014 continues over the Eastern US & Eastern Canada as the intensifying winter storm follows up 5-7 cm of ice accumulations in the deep south with up to 45 cm of snow for the northeast overnight.
  • As of this morning Baltimore, Washington, NYC & Philadelphia have all seen 20-30 cm with this being the 4th 20+ cm storm of the season for many of those locations
  • Cold air has now filtered in for the thousands without power in the wake of the ice storm in the south, Washington has shut down government buildings today, and flight cancellations continue to mount in the major NE hubs
  • Meanwhile, the first round of snow has begun to spread across the Maritimes in what will be a very messy next 24 hours
  • Winterstorm, Wind, and rainfall warnings are in place for up to 40 cm in parts of NB, PEI snow changing to ice pellets changing to flooding rain and melting in Halifax and a similar story across NFLD starting overnight tonight

Vancouver Weather


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A mix of sun and cloud