A Summer to Remember? Plus a Special Announcement

I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates during the past couple of weeks. It's been a little hectic as I'm settling into a new and unique role.

I've been adjusting to EST, as I've moved into the GTA to pursue a fantastic opportunity as a briefing meteorologist at The Weather Network.

I want to assure my readers that updates will continue, although with less frequency in the summer months. The weather of the Pacific Northwest is what hatched my obsession and curiosity with weather including events such as:

  • Rare, although potent snow storms (Blizzard of 96)
  • Fierce extra-tropical cyclones (March 2012)
  • Atmospheric river events (Nov 2006)
  • Microclimates (strait effect snow, numerous mountain topography, E. Island rain shadow etc.)

Thank you for your patience and hope you enjoy the weather this week.

Perfection? Quite possibly.

I'll miss you Vancouver, but remember I'm only a tweet away.


After our stellar May with an extended period of above normal temperatures and precipitation, June long range forecasts are looking EXCELLENT Vancouver.

If this is the start of our dry season, Vancouver could be looking at an extended summer season this year. Several long range forecasts, including NOAA, EC and TWN are edging towards a warmer and drier summer on average for most of BC.

This could be a concern for a very active wildfire season.

 Long range summer temperature forecast, TWN

Long range summer temperature forecast, TWN

And... our latest GFS is on the right track. For the forecast area below, just trace amounts of precipitation forecasted for the next 7 days...

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What about temperatures?

  • GFS hinting at temps 3-5 C above normal the next several days for #YVR. Temperatures more commonly felt near the end of June for the region