September 25, 2020

Happy Groundhog Day!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 September 2020 - Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain at times heavy beginning late this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 60 km/h before morning. Low 13. Friday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 40 to 60 km/h diminishing to 30 in the morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Friday night: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 15. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22.

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. πŸ™‚

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 thoughts on “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 πŸ™‚

    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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