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Archive of posts tagged "rain"

Reactions to the July Rain in Vancouver

Friday, July 24th, 2015 — 12:29pm PST
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There was only 11mm of rain recorded in June where the monthly normal is 54mm here in Raincouver. We’ve had extreme drought conditions but this morning, waking up to the pitter patter of rain drops outside our windows, Vancouverites have been (mostly) rejoicing. Some felt like this: While others welcomed the soaking: #Vancouver this morning. […]

Why Does Rain Smell So Good

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 — 9:15am PST
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In Vancouver we have at least a dozen ways to say it’s raining out, from light drizzle tapering to showers, to downpours and deluges. The rain also has many sounds. There’s the splash of vehicle crossing an intersection, a persistent single drop beating down on a window ledge, and the popcorn dance of water beads […]

Vancouver Rain Videos

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 — 10:14am PST
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There is beauty in the rain, and it’s a large part of why Vancouverites tolerate it for so long throughout the year. It washes away days of dirt, leaves, and debris, and it keeps our natural surroundings lush and green. It clears the air, fills our reservoirs and mountain streams, and gives us excellent excuses […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Rainy Streets

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 — 10:29am PST
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1907: View of Granville Street, north of Dunsmuir Street, in the rain. Photographer: Philip T. Timms. Archives# CVA 677-525. 1907: Hastings and Richards Streets, in the rain. Photographer: Philip T. Timms. Archives# CVA 677-584. 1931: Georgia Street. Photograph shows parts of the second and third Hotel Vancouver and the Birks’ clock. Photographer: James Crookall. Archives […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 8:45am PST
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June is rainy. I know this because it’s usually the month in which I go camping and get absolutely soaked. Talking about the rain in Vancouver is as common place as waiting for the bus, devouring a Japadog or having a love/hate relationship with the Canucks. No matter how familiar we are with the clouds, […]