I’m a born and raised British Columbian…and even I have paused a few times this fall to think, “man, it sure is raining a bunch.”
Jill Slattery at Global must have been thinking the same thing and dug up some hard truths.
It has rained pretty much everyday for the past two months. October was already a soggy month. Over 200 mm of rain fell at YVR. That set a record and was way above the normal 120-ish mm of rain we get on average. With a few days left in the month, November has already seen 200 mm of rain. The average would be closer to 185 mm.
Global Meteorologist Michael Kuss said, “Since the start of October, 52 of 57 days have had recordable rain. That’s way more than normal. In fact, October set a new record for most days with rain. But on average we get rain on 50 per cent of the days in October and two-thirds of the days in November. We also average 20 days with precipitation in December, so it can be gloomy too, but looking ahead we’re in for a pattern change which will bring cooler, drier air to Vancouver.”
Being a proud west coaster….I can’t let a little (OK a LOT) rain keep me and mine indoors.
But every rain cloud does have it’s white lining…. we have to put up with the rain, to enjoy all that snow up on our mountains!