October 26, 2020

Halloween forecast: try to stay dry

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Monday 26 October 2020 - Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 10. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Becoming cloudy this evening. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 10. Thursday: Rain. High 13. Thursday night: Rain. Low 10. Friday: Periods of rain. High 13. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13.

The roads are wet and the bushes are all dripping but we haven’t even recorded 1mm of rain in the past 24hrs. This kind of dampness will continue through the Halloween trick or treating time from 5-8PM.
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As you can see above, there are showers lingering in that time period. So my suggestion would be to put a layer on underneath the costume to stay dry and warm if you can but if you can’t just bring an umbrella in case it decides to actually rain. The little ones will likely not notice the dampness in the air or the condensation on their costumes as they consume, and are consumed by their search for sweets. In all, not a bad Halloween. Though I’m still hoping that one day we will get a snowy Halloween like happened at least once that I remember as a kid growing up here.

Friday and Saturday are going to see a lot more serious rain. We should get around 20-30mm of rain between 5AM Friday and 5AM Saturday and then another 5-10 between the same times Sat/Sun.

After that, it’s going to cool down and we might get more below zero mornings starting Tuesday and the mountains should start accumulating some snow.

Tomorrow… Monthly recap! It’s been a very dry October!