September 26, 2020

Find a puddle! Do a Dance! The Rain is here!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 26 September 2020 - Saturday: Showers ending late this afternoon then mainly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Low 8. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 27. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 22.

I was pleased to walk out of City Council chambers last night and into the rain! There is just something about it that says home.

It will rain a bit more this morning but the main event will be tonight and Wednesday morning. The main force of the system will actually be to the south of us.

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Looking a little closer, the image below shows that between 4PM Tuesday and 4PM Wednesday we should receive no more than 16mm (in blue) and more likely only around 8mm.
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Pretty anemic for January.

Speaking of which, the stories yesterday were:

  1. Vancouver has had its second longest dry streak of weather in January in history.
  2. Alaska smashed heat records yesterday across the state, the NWS released this image of a snowless Alaska mountain range. I’ve included a map to show where it is, marked B. A is Fairbanks.
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  4. with the windchill, it will be -50° C in Winnipeg… Actual temperatures though will not be setting record lows… Unlike Dawson and other locals in Yukon that are running 15° C above normal and will likely set record highs today.

Finally, if you can come out to any special presentation this year, Id highly recommend this one with Climate Researcher, Nobel Prize Winner and Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver talking about our climate and how it is changing and how it’s going to change. Tell your friends. Feb 4, 7PM at Char’s Landing (the old church across from City Hall)

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