Monday Rain & Winds Moving in...Sunny Breaks Ahead Though...Oct 15

More rain fell this weekend for most of the west coast than we have seen in the past 3 months! Weekend rainfall totals: Port Mellon: 154 mm, West Vancouver 111.1 mm, Vancouver 92 mm, Pitt Meadows 80.6 mm just to name a few.

English Bay 12:30 pm Loosing the sun

  • The next round of rain looks to begin this afternoon..5-10 mm for Vancouver. Wind will pick up as well: 40-60 kmh. Wind warnings are in place for most of Vancouver Island & the Sunshine coast for gusts over 100 kmh
  • Maybe catching a few more of those sunny breaks tomorrow and then a soggy second half to the week again with a general cooling trend of temps. Not too much below our seasonal 13 ish though 

Tropical Storm RAFAEL.. Eye on Canada 

  • Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued a statement about Rafael who is very near to hurricane strength this afternoon and bringing rain & winds to Bermuda.
  • The storm is forecast to track northward towards Atlantic Canada for Wednesday
  • Right now Atlantic Canada is bracing for heavy rains with a separate Canadian rain-maker. The outcome of Rafaels track will rely heavily on its interaction with this current system. Similar set-up to our last Canadian topical storm Leslie.
  • Right now the strongest of the winds look to stay offshore, but Grand Banks could get clipped with hurricane force winds Thursday am at this point
  • Perhaps a nice connection to the 58th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel...
  • Canadian interest in hurricanes after Hazel hit Toronto in 1954 helped lead the Toronto Star to assign a reporter and photographer to fly on the only hurricane hunter airplane to crash in a storm since hurricane flying began during World War II.

Skydiver Records

September Ties Global Record While Ice Extremes Set at Each Pole 

Planet with Four Suns Found 

Vancouver Weather


Mainly sunny









A mix of sun and cloud



A mix of sun and cloud