Well, November has come and gone and so has the rain! We set a new record according to Environment Canada. Over 800mm of rain fell at Alberni Airport in November. We nearly set a daily record as well at around 110mm on the worst day but November 2006 still beat it out with 120mm. My drains and my basement are happy that November is over.
So, anyone know where El Nino is and when he’s showing up?
We’re diving into a cold pattern this week and next that feels very much like the pattern we had last year. Remember that? Bitter cold and 6 feet of snow by the end of December (a La Nina year remember) on the East Coast? Well.. we get the bitter cold part this week. The Northerly winds should pick up, sparing us the fog, and the temperature should drop to around -8 in the early mornings next week.
Not a whiff of precipitation though. Not until next weekend, when we have what looks like a regular frontal system coming in. Might mean some snow on the front end at least. THe model has the temperature holding steady around 2-4C while it “precipitates” over us 🙂 So snow? Hard to say, but likely not at this point. We’ll see what happens as the forecast approaches real time.
Stay warm! Time to shut off the outside pipes!