Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Crazy weather in southwestern BC and beyond
The picture on the left shows what Barriere looked like on August 24 when I passed through.
Today I came back over the same road. I was relieved to see that last weekend's recent heavy rainstorms had washed the sky clean (below).
While I was away, the Lower Mainland had rain with gale-force winds that broke down branches and uprooted drought-weakened trees. Large trees fell, damaging houses and crushing cars.
The good news is that the plants are delighted with the long-awaited moisture. In our garden the fall crocus is coming on beautifully.
At Valemount and Jasper, snow has already fallen on the mountaintops.We hope this augurs a normal snow cover for the coming winter, reducing the risk of drought next year.