December 2, 2020

Wind, Rain – No Radiation

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Wednesday 02 December 2020 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Low minus 1. Thursday: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late in the morning and in the afternoon. High plus 4. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 6. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 6. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9.

You can expect lots of wind and rain over the next few days as we get a series of systems coming through. It really has turned to Spring I think and we’re in it for good now.

What I would not expect is any kind of radiation from Japan. Lots of people seem to be really concerned that something might end up coming here. I think, people should remember though that even in the case of Chernobyl, which was the most serious accident ever recorded… the radiation threat was limited to within only a few hundred kilometers of the accident. (Western Europe just isn’t that big)

We are over 7000km away from Tokyo. Any radiation that gets here would be extremely minimal.

That said, my thoughts go out to those who *are* in the danger zone… which is most of Japan… millions upon millions of people.

3 thoughts on “Wind, Rain – No Radiation

  1. I was just looking back at EC data for the past few months, and while we had almost 600 mm of precipitaion in December, January and February each had less precip than we have already had half-way through March. We’ve had 289 mm this month – normal for March is just over 200 mm.

  2. At work right now – seeing some very impressive waves out there. Y42 buoy just off the point is continually disappearing in the swell. And a few of them are breaking just offshore too. And we got another hurricane warning for north end of the island for tonight. The seas ought to be interesting for the next few days.

  3. As for any radiation from Japan, it is quite possible, especially if the stuff gets into the jetstream. At Chernobyl, there was no jetstream to help spread the radiation around. Here, there is a jetstream, so it could be vastly different.

    No need to panic yet, but something that we should definitely keep an eye on. I’ll know it’s time to panic when the boss starts handing out dosimeters to everyone! 😉

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