April 3, 2020

Air Quality Advisory Ended – Change coming Monday night with Rain

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 03 April 2020 - Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries early this evening and before morning. Low plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low minus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High 13. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low zero. Tuesday: Sunny. High 17. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.3° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.44 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 10 km/h
    gusting 18 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.5° C
    Heat Index
    7.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    1.3
    Solar
    273 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:55:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:17
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (77% full)
    Civil Set
    20:28
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.8° C @ 07:07 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.44 kPa @ 16:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.1° C @ 03:12 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 16:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1009W/m2 @ 15:07 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.9 @ 13:45 Tdy.

After a number of days with pretty thick fog blanketing the Valley, we will get a break on Monday as the high pressure breaks down and a system moves in from the West.  This has led to the cancellation of the Air Quality Advisory and burn ban.

The rain is slated to start late Monday night around 10PM.

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We should pop up to around 8°C with the rain so there will be no chance of snow.

The rain will come in waves all week long right through next weekend and there may be some storminess too.  Umbrellas! Deploy! 🙂

Oh and I want to mention that the COP21 Climate Change Conference starts today in Paris.  Let us all hope the world can come to agreement on ambitious targets to avoid the most dangerous levels of global warming and climate change.  We are already seeing very dangerous effects.

https://twitter.com/drglenbarry/status/671009548656775169

I expect Canada, with our technology, experience and knowledge to be a leader.  We will benefit greatly in jobs and investment if we choose to do so.  I hope our government does it.

I believe Canadians are more than ready as this article says, as long as they see results.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/are-canadians-on-side-with-trudeau-in-fighting-climate-change/article27506540/