Monday, February 10th 2020, 11:00 am - It's the end of this streak that's something to celebrate.
Does anyone remember where we put the sunglasses?
Residents of the South Coast and Vancouver Island could be forgiven for having forgotten at this point. But -- finally -- after a 70-day gloomy stretch, the sun finally came out this weekend, making for the first mainly-sunny day of 2020.
Even for Vancouver, this situation is incredibly unusual.
While the region was in the grip of persistent Arctic air through much of January, it came with more clouds than usual for the dry air mass. That's thanks to a weak trough of low pressure that lingered offshore and continued to fling clouds and moisture at the South Coast, even through the worst of the bone-chilling cold. That setup, in turn, helped to drive many cities in the region to record-smashing snowfall totals.
Sometimes, you just can't catch a break.
The streak of 30 straight days of precipitation finally came to an end on Sunday. That makes it the longest such streak in over 60 years.
Thumbnail courtesy: Dawn Dreher