October 21, 2020

February Wrap Up – Pretty Normal

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 21 October 2020 - Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low zero. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 9. UV index 2 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning near midnight. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Windy. High 6. Friday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 10.

I went through my records for February since 2006. In terms of temperatures, this past February has been pretty average. Not overly warm (like 2010) and not overly cold (like 2011). The mean temperature was 3.3C (2010=5.3C 2011=1.9C)

It also seems to be about average for my station for rain. 146mm of rain fell, about the same as 2006/2007 (both 132mm), much less wet than 2010 (197mm) and 2011 (180mm).

It was a pretty calm month too in terms of wind. The high wind was only 45kph.

You can check out all the stats from my station here.

Or check find the actual data for the day range you want here:

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March is looking a little more interesting than February. But that should be expected for Spring time.

We’re going to get rain on and off all weekend with most of it coming tonight and Sunday night. There is supposed to be some chance at a wind event on Monday. You can see the 50knot flags off the island on the 96hr short.

And I’m not sure what Environment Canada is thinking with the Snow in the forecast… I’ll believe it when I see it! 🙂