Thu. Mar 21st, 2019

Another snow miss – Annual gathering of scientists.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 21 March 2019 - Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Low 6. Friday: Cloudy. Rain beginning late in the afternoon. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.8° C
    -2.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 17.7 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    75 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.8° C
    Heat Index
    11.8° C
    Dewpoint
    7.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    11 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:20:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:47
    Moon Phase
    Full (98% full)
    Civil Set
    20:06
    Day Length
    13:26:22
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 16:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.1° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 08:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.35 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.1° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 16:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 27.4km/h @ 18:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    768W/m2 @ 14:58 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:05 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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