Happy Groundhog Day!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 23 February 2018 - Friday: Light snow ending early this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 3. Friday night: A few flurries and rain showers ending near midnight then clearing. Low minus 3. Saturday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness early in the afternoon. High 7. Saturday night: Rain or snow. Low zero. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 7. Sunday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Rain. High 7. Wednesday night: Rain or snow. Low plus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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I’m hoping that we get a little bit of the white stuff tonight before we turn to straight rain tomorrow.

For all you rodent watchers out there, the Groundhogs have NOT seen their shadow, so spring will be coming early. Personally, I think the giant blizzard that continues to move across the East Coast and Maritimes has something different in mind. šŸ™‚

Around these parts, we’ll get some rain over the next few days. Not a large amount. In general, it will continue to be a pretty low-key forecast.

6 Replies to “Happy Groundhog Day!”

  1. Chris: I’ve never understood this groundhog thing, but if he sees his shadow doesn’t that mean we WILL get more winter? What we really need is a resident Port Alberni groundhog, or maybe a fish or a bear who can see it’s shadow.

  2. Maybe if spring comes early to the east then winter will come back to the west. We need a ridge to pump up in the east so that a trough will be forced down in the west. The gfs as hinted at this in the long range but keeps pushing it back in the forecast. Brett Anderson at accuweather (who seems to be a strong believer in the european model) hinted at some warming in the east and cooling in the west starting around the 15th of february. Only time will tell. I still think there is some cold and snow to be had for us here on the westcoast.

  3. O.K. Monty, I like the way you think!
    But will it pan out? For some reason I have been drawn to extreme weather since I was a little kid………..Australia, last night was probably a little extreme but I still find myself in awe of the wind and the awesome force of nature, not to mention the snow/wind/ice storm in the mid-west/east. All I really need is a little bit of some kind of exciting weather………it has been such a snore here! I, on the other hand am also glued to the the situation in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East……..Maybe I am just a “Drama Queen”? Sorry but the Canucks are winning and the men in my house are glued.

  4. its as if I had said it eve…. i think we’re cut from the same cloth! lol If I was somewhat weaker willed I’d be posting blogs about Egypt here while the weather was dull…. and maybe the Canucks too šŸ™‚

    I watched Yasi until 12:30AM last night…paying for it now…. part of me wishes I was there… a much larger part is glad I’m not.

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