Vancouver's Dry Spell Continues... Oct 4th

Week 5: It has been 5 days since we last saw water. And nothing nore than a few mm in months. Made a fishing net out of an old coconut. What is this strange land of sun and bridges?!

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Gastown 9:30 am

Vancouver's Dry Spell Continues
- The last showers happened back on Sept 28th. Just to recap we have only had 5 mm in September and 2.9 mm in Aug. Pretty wild. 
- No rain in the forecast until at least next Thursday. The high pressure sitting off the coast 'blocking' any systems from moving in stays put until about then and even though it looks to break down end of next week, it may take until the weekend to actually see the soaking rains. So potentially a 2 week run of dry weather..and not just dry..pure unadulterated sunshine. I imagine we will start to see other weather-related stories emerge ie high wildfire risk, low river & lake levels...I'll keep my eye out
- Temps overnight have been on the chilly side though. Breaking a few overnight records for places like Summerland, Revelstoke and Pemberton as temps dip just below zero with frost
- Last night Vancouver got down to 6 degrees. The last time we saw a temp this cold was back in mid May
- Afternoon temps are climbing up...by tomorrow and the long weekend areas away from the water by even a few blocks feeling like the low 20s. So some big temps swing ahead
 
Winter Storm Warnings for MB & ON
- A strong low pressure centre over Minnesota will continue across the border into Northwestern Ontario this afternoon and towards James Bay by late Friday.
- Rain is changing over to wet snow in the Kenora area and snow has started falling at Red Lake as expected. A slushy accumulation of 5 to locally 10 centimetres is likely by evening with higher amounts possible near Manitoba. Further amounts of 5 to locally 15 cm are expected tonight with a few more centimetres on Friday before the area of snow moves away to the northeast with the low pressure centre. That means some areas could see as much as 30cm when all is said and done
- Strong northerly winds of 40-60 km/h will accompany the snow this afternoon and tonight, resulting in very poor visibility in many areas. The wet snow accumulation on trees still in partial to full leaf combined with strong winds will likely lead to some falling limbs and local power outages.
- MB only saw 5-10% of average rainfall last month..so this is much needed precip for some
 
Tropical Update: The Circle of Life
- Nadine has 'finally' laid her weary head to rest for eternity. Born Sept 11th.. not quite a record but lived a good life
- Meanwhile Tropical Storm Oscar was born last night west of the Cape Verde Islands. 15th named storm of the season...not affecting land in the next few days
 
Hey These Blueberries Taste Like Canadian Blueberries
- The Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields organic food bars are one of many food items that will blast off with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield on a six-month mission to the International Space Station in December.
http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=101540#SlideFrame_1
 

Vancouver Weather

Monday

Flurries or rain showers

4°C

Tuesday

Sunny

3°C

Wednesday

Sunny

0°C

Thursday

Snow or rain

2°C

Friday

Snow or rain

2°C