The Weather Network – Unique double crater spotted from March rocket impact on the Moon

On March 4, 2022, a spent rocket booster slammed into the surface of the Moon. We now have our very first look at the crash site, and what NASA saw there may help them to finally identify exactly who launched this rocket in the first place. Back in January, astronomers spotted an object out in … Read more

The Weather Network – Tornado watch issued as severe storms target NW Ontario, Manitoba

— 1:04 PM EDT – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued a tornado watch for portions of northwestern Ontario on Friday afternoon. “Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes,” ECCC said in its watch. The agency added that “strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.” … Read more

The Weather Network – Widespread tornado warnings continue as storms sweep Prairies

— 9:42 pm CST – Severe thunderstorms prompted widespread tornado warnings on the southern Prairies on Thursday evening. Environment and Climate Change Canada issued tornado warnings for the following areas in Manitoba: Mun. of Russell-Binscarth incl. Gambler Res. RM of Riding Mountain West incl. Assessippi Prov. Park RM of Ellice-archie incl. St-Lazare, Mcauley and Manson … Read more

Sri Lanka’s crisis cripples once burgeoning middle class

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Miraj Madushanka never thought he’d need government rations to ensure his family could eat two meals a day, but Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, the worst in its history, has recast his life and those of many others in its burgeoning middle class. Families that never had to think twice about … Read more

The Weather Network – Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 but toll expected to rise

By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Jibran Ahmad KABUL (Reuters) – The death toll from an earthquake in Afghanistan on Wednesday hit 1,000, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies swathed in blankets … Read more

The Weather Network – Thunderstorm risk stretches across the Prairies with threat for large hail

— An active and stormy pattern continues across the Prairies, with widespread rain and thunderstorms expected. Storms may become severe at times through Wednesday, threatening strong winds and potential golf ball-sized hail in some areas. On Thursday, there is another large region under the risk for scattered storms, with the highest chances for severe thunderstorms … Read more

The Weather Network – Ontario and Quebec, heat continues and fuels severe storm, flood potential

— Summer wasted no time arriving in Ontario as extreme heat scorched a good portion of the province Tuesday, with peak temperatures hitting the low 30s in some areas, feeling closer to 40 with a stifling humidex. This will persist for another day Wednesday, though not quite as hot, before moderating again on Thursday. Wednesday … Read more

The Weather Network – Heat persists in Ontario, severe storm threat returns to Central Canada

— Summer wasted no time arriving in Ontario. Extreme heat scorched a good portion of the province Tuesday, with peak temperatures hitting the low 30s in some areas. This will persist for another day Wednesday before moderating on Thursday. Wednesday also features a storm and flood threat for eastern Ontario and southern Quebec. The potential … Read more

China planning to bring Mars sample to Earth before NASA, ESA joint mission

According to reports, China intends to return Mars samples to Earth in 2031, two years ahead of NASA and European Space Agency’s joint project. China’s Tianwen-1 had started sending pictures of Mars in February last year. The rover had begun exploring the red planet in May 2021. Sun Zezhou who is the chief designer of … Read more

The Weather Network – Severe storm potential across the eastern Prairies this week

Much cooler conditions are expected in Saskatchewan as the heat subsides on Monday. However, the intense heat will hang on in southeastern Manitoba. Winnipeg Airport (YWG) reached a high of 36.9°C on Sunday, which is the fifth warmest June temperature on record since 1873. The potential for active weather will continue this week. While forecasters … Read more