September 25, 2020

The Contest is getting interesting

  • 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.

So… I’ve known this for a few days now and have been biting my tongue in the interest of fairness to the game… but since it’s in the Environment Canada forecast there’s no denying it anymore. It looks like we might get some snow later this week!

This cool down in the weather pattern has been shown in models in the past week or two. It’s been kind of exciting for me to see it there and wonder if it would hold or go away before the end of the guessing period on Tuesday.

There is no indication yet on the amount of white stuff we might receive. Remember, as far as the contest is concerned, flakes in the air doesn’t count. There has to be a covering of snow on the grass at Alberniweather.ca that is thick enough to measure with a standard ruler.

So all you folk putting in guess for Thursday… good luck! But everyone else, don’t despair, the first snow is quite often not what we all might hope for. πŸ™‚

The Contest will close (by closing the Comments section) at 6AM on Tuesday the 16th.

Good Luck to everyone!

4 thoughts on “The Contest is getting interesting

  1. Early this morning EC was forecasting colder, but clearing toward the end of the week. This change will be interesting! By the way, 4 years ago today I was pumping sewage out of my basement as the result of the first huge storm that year.

  2. Ya it’s looking downright chilly next week…

    Winter is definitely making its first appearance… a full month ahead of schedule.

    Ah yes, 2006. Right about now I too was probably trying to figure out how what to do with the carpet we had in our basement….

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