Break This Afternoon, Rain Tomorrow...March 27th
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- Our spinning low sitting just off the coast swung around some steady showers overnight. Light drizzle continued this morning but generally conditions are improving as we head into the afternoon
- Parts of Vancouver may even see some sunny breaks in the next few hours before isolated evening showers begin to pop back up
- Steadier rain will begin tomorrow morning as our spinning low weakens and sinks south, allowing a slow-moving frontal system to move in tomorrow, spreading rain across the south coast for much of the day. 15-30 mm for Vancouver
- Lingering showers will continue for a cloudy Saturday but still hoping for a break in the clouds to end off the weekend
- Temps steady all week at a seasonal 10 in the afternoons...winds may become a little gusty tomorrow as the new system rolls in
Atlantic Canada Storm Aftermath..More Snow/Rain On Route
- Yesterday's powerful Nor'easter was the strongest winter storm to hit the east coast this year.. and it broke a number of other records as well:
- An all-time record wind gust of 186 km/h was recorded at Wreckhouse station in NFLD. And the storm dropped almost 60 mb in 24 hours... 24 mb is the number for this to be considered a 'meteorological bomb' a term used when storm rapidly intensify in a short amount of time. So this one dropped 3 times that..
- Upwards of 30-40 cm of snow fell throughout the day, with hurricane force wind gusts reported right across Atlantic Canada
- Snowfall rates of 5-10 cm per hour were reported at the peak of the storm leading to blizzard conditions with zero visibility when combined with the winds.
- Several closures reported once again today
- Although the bulk of the snow/rainfall has ended, blowing snow will remain a big issue across parts of Atlantic Canada today with wind and blizzard warnings still in place in some areas.
- In Newfoundland, the risk of localized flooding continues as well with higher than normal water levels combined with high waves and high tides
- As folks dig out today, a new system is approaching from the west. While no where near as strong as yesterday's it will bring a messy mix of snow and rain starting early tomorrow morning. It will be a rain event for most of the Maritimes with the rain/snow line tracking across NB
- And the storm track will continue to lead storms across the east coast - looks like another rain/snow system for the weekend
Indian Ocean Weather Update
- As expected, conditions deteriorated yesterday as a storm moved in from the south
- Wave heights in the area are forecast for around 6-7 today
- Conditions will be improving today though as we head into Friday afternoon local time as the storm continues to track north
- Visibility should start to improve by the end of the day but hard to say if that's worth the trip out
- Much better weather forecast for Saturday, Sunday and into early next week as high pressure builds in
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