Another snow miss – Annual gathering of scientists.

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

    Forecast Issued 07:40 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.9° C
    2.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.2 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    WSW2 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    7.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.4° C
    UV
    3.0
    Solar
    701 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:50:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    19 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (48% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.2km/h @ 04:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    747W/m2 @ 10:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.1 @ 10:49 Tdy.

Well. It was another miss,

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Some areas got some wet snow… Maybe even enough to cover the ground. But Alberniweather HQ remains skunked for the season. Only a trace managed to stick to the ground, and it is now long gone after the rain. The reason from the miss? The system just wasn’t as strong or as long lived as thought. It fizzled out just as it started to get interesting. Oh well, there will be other opportunities for snow, I hope.

The drizzle will continue today before some more rain comes on Saturday. We look to be in a wetter pattern for the next week, until next Friday when we might get another shot at a cold snap. But as it is quite far out there, we won’t know for sure until later.

Scientists meet

One of the most important annual gatherings of scientists is happening right now in San Fransisco. It is the meeting of the American Geophysical Union of earth and planetary scientists mainly from the US but with cooperation from scientists all around the world. It is a place where you will hear about the latest research in everything from Mars exploration to Ocean research and Climate science.

Yesterday the NOAA presented their annual Arctic Report Card. You can watch the report and especially listen to their answers from reporters at the video below. It is a very interesting. They mention quite a few times the effect the Arctic melt is having on the jetstream and the intense research into that area.

http://youtu.be/dZZsTgl-jHQ

These are the scientists in the field doing the work, including some from Environment Canada. There are no politicians or fake skeptics muddying the waters. Please check it out.

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