Scattered showers over next few days – Ending California Drought?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:43 PM PST Thursday 22 February 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 22 February 2018 - Thursday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Low minus 5. Friday: Cloudy. Snow beginning early in the morning. Snow mixed with rain late in the afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. High plus 2. Friday night: Light snow mixed with drizzle changing to flurries in the evening and ending overnight then cloudy. Local snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Saturday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low zero. Sunday: Showers. High plus 5. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday all will have scattered showers over the Island as we receive the tailing north edges of moisture that is mainly impacting California as you can see below.

They may end up with some flooding down there, but the good news is they might come out of this winter officially at the end of a multi-year drought.

Here is what their drought monitor looks like right now.  We can see it has ended for the Northern part of the state, but not the southern part.

Lets hope that they can get that water into their aquifers.

We should see a little more steady rain on Sunday afternoon.  But for the most part it should all feel pretty much like a normal wet winter.