YVR Weather Hack

#RoadtoSequim

#RoadtoSequim

Are you sick of all the rain? Well, it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. 

You want to avoid the Pineapple Express this weekend? I have the perfect weather hack for you. I know you've always wanted to outsmart the weather. 

Earlier this year, I told you about the banana belt of the Pacific Northwest, but this weather hack will be very useful if you have an aversion to rain. 

You are going to road trip it to the town of Sequim, Washington, less than 4 hours from Vancouver, BC (or about 3 hours from Victoria via the Port Angeles ferry)

One of my favourite microclimate features in the Pacific Northwest is the Olympic Rain Shadow. A storm a few weeks ago illustrated this phenomenon perfectly.

UW 4KM WRF-GFS QPF (Wow, if that makes any sense to you, bravo) I mean... map of rainfall amounts by a weather model...

UW 4KM WRF-GFS QPF (Wow, if that makes any sense to you, bravo) I mean... map of rainfall amounts by a weather model...

The disparity between this short 120 km above is truly remarkable. The western slopes of the Vancouver Island mountain range may receive up to 300 mm of rain during the course of 72 hours (Friday to Sunday)

The amount in Sequim during the same time period?

Less than 4 mm...

Yes, you read that right. It will be mainly dry this weekend in Sequim.

Quite the extreme gradient with the isohyets (Lines of constant values of precipitation)...

#50shadesofVan