When a long, continuous, moisture-laden weather system flows up from Hawaii, it is known as a pineapple express. When the source of the moisture is farther south, near the equator, such an event is called--wait for it--a tropical punch.
The latter is the situation now, although there is a break that just began, which is expected to last until sometime tomorrow PM. Then more tropical moisture and wind.
The gulls are enjoying it. Instead of flying many miles to the Vancouver landfill, they forage at flooded schoolyards and parks, digging earthworms from the turf.
It is supposed to get a bit drier and colder after the weekend.