As of 5 p.m. Friday, the rainfall total in Vancouver so far this month was 1.34 inches. No rain is on tap for the last day of September. In fact, we’ll see sunny skies. We would end the month at 1.34 inches compared to the normal of 1.43 inches — another drier-than-average month.
Computer forecast models painted a gloomy picture this week with buckets of rain falling, but here in the city, it was a lackluster event. Yes, we got some good soaking rains, but nothing close to the 2 inches that models were indicating.
As I mentioned earlier in the week, we aren’t finished with sunny days. This weekend will be mostly sunny and mild, near 70 degrees. A weak weather system will brush us late Monday and Tuesday for an increased opportunity for showers.
Later next week, forecast models are showing sunny and warmer weather, with highs back in the 70s. Will we gather another 80-degree high temperature this year? Perhaps. Extended outlooks are notorious for changing this time of the year.
You’ll recall earlier this week I shared that the government climate outlook for the first half of October was wetter and cooler than normal. A warming trend is on the horizon. Remember that nature calls the shots in the end.
We had a full harvest moon Friday, and I was hoping the overcast skies would break so we could see it. Maybe it did later; if so, did you observe it? It was also a super moon, super bright. When skies clear Saturday, look toward the east, and you should see a nice mantle of white on top of Mount Hood.