Weekend System for Atlantic Canada

December 13, 2018
Close-Up Photography of Wet Leaves

An area of high pressure that is building in over Atlantic Canada will break down as a low pushes toward the area on Saturday.

The low arrives in the Maritimes on Saturday and Newfoundland on Saturday night.

While it is too early to get specific on precipitation totals, it looks like a rain event for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and eastern New Brunswick.

Most of Newfoundland will see snow, except along the south coast where rain is expected.

We are continuing to monitor this system and will provide updates as we draw nearer.
 

Summary of BC Storm

December 13, 2018
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A winter storm moved across coastal BC on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 bringing heavy rain and wind. 

The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment and Climate Change Canada. 
Rainfall Totals:
  • Port Mellon: 77 mm
  • Mission Area: 62 mm
  • Pitt Meadows Area: 36-59 mm
  • Coquitlam Area: 32-59 mm
  • Vancouver Downtown: 49 mm
  • Squamish Airport: 44 mm
  • Burnaby South Area: 44 mm
  • West Vancouver Area: 41 mm
  • North Vancouver Area: 35 mm

Maximum Wind Gusts:
  • Bonilla Island Lightstation: 152 km/h (es...

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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks this Week

December 13, 2018

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week.

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid.

The meteors in this shower appear to come from a radiant in the constellation Gemini. However, they can appear almost anywhere in the night sky, and often appear yellowish in hue.

This is the most active meteor shower of the year.

The Geminid meteor shower runs from Dec. 4 to Dec. 16, but it peaks on the night of Dec. 13–14.


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Manitoba's Winter Heat Wave is Coming. Timing Here:

December 12, 2018
White Clouds on Sky

The city of Winnipeg is used to its average temperature of minus 9 degrees.  However bring out your sandals, and shorts for the weather this week.....okay well it not going to be that warm.   

However, the temperatures are going to be ten degrees warmer than the average, in almost every part of the province.  Areas in the southern part of the province of Manitoba, will see temperatures rise into the low plus digit temperatures.  Whereas, areas in central and northern Manitoba will see the temp...
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A Bit of Snow and Blowing Snow for the Avalon

December 12, 2018

The area of low pressure that will pass off the coast of the Avalon Peninsula today will send some snow and blowing snow the the Avalon.

The heaviest snow is expected over the southeastern Avalon where coastal areas could see 10 to 15 cm.

For the southwestern Avalon through to Whitbourne and St. John's and vicinity 5 to 15 cm is possible.

The Baccalieu Trail will only receive about 3 to 7 cm.

A blowing snow advisory remains in place for the Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Aval...

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Snow and Freezing Rain Possible for the Prairies

December 12, 2018
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As warmer weather moves eastward across the Prairies over the next few days, a trough will push across Manitoba.

Then another Pacific wave will cross the Prairies.

This will also cause some light snow in some spots.

There is also a risk of freezing rain across southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba on Wednesday.

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Horrific Moment on Pakistan Mountain

December 12, 2018

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Strong Earthquake off South Sandwich Islands

December 12, 2018

There was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake 48 km north of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

It happened at shortly midnight on Tuesday. 

It was centered 2505.1 km east of Tolhuin, Argentina at a depth of 164 km.

There was no tsunami threat.

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Wind, Snowfall, and Rain across British Columbia

December 11, 2018
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There are wind, snowfall, and rainfall warnings in effect across British Columbia.

A deep area of low pressure centered over southwestern Alaska is bringing strong wind, heavy snow, and heavy rain to coastal sections and southern sections.

Winds of 80 to 100 km/h to exposed coastal sections of the North and Central Coast and North Vancouver Island. The winds will diminish this morning.

20 to 25 cm is expected before the snow tapers off early this morning from Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kooten...

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The Next Avalon Snow-Maker

December 11, 2018

Two areas of low pressure will pass well south and east of Newfoundland over the next couple of days.

The Avalon will see snow from both events.

The first low is passing by the Avalon today with nothing more than a few flurries expected.

On Wednesday the second low is expected to bring more snow.

Based on current data, the heaviest snow will fall over the southeast Avalon, even so, only 10 to 15 cm is likely, however, just offshore 20 to 40 cm is expected.

Snowfall amounts can be altered significa...

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