Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Blogging from the bus, it must be summer

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:25 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.1° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.1° C
    Heat Index
    13.1° C
    Dewpoint
    12.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    28 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    5.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    7.6mm/hr @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.69 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    299W/m2 @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 15:22 Tdy.

Today is going to be beautiful. Tomorrow is going to be beautiful. Saturday, well, not perfect.

We’re going to get a little cloud roll in for Saturday and Sunday and it will cool the temperatures down some. But the good news remains. The chance of rain over the long weekend remains low and I’d say there is a lot of upside to the forecast so you might just end up with a really great weather picture if you’re doing any camping.

I’m blogging using my new ipad2 as I sit on the city bus to VIU. It’s pretty freaking awesome actually. 🙂

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I know you guys have been wanting some details on the long range forecast into summer.

I’ve been checking on the long range stuff and my feeling is this:

Were going to dry out first. Possibly as soon as this weekend and it will last through August. June can be a crap shoot and even downright miserable, but I think in the main we will end up with a reasonably dry June.

Most forecasters have been predicting below normal temperatures for the extreme west coast of BC. This is where I’m going to go out on a limb and say I think we’ll have average to even above average temperatures. There is only a very fine line in the forecasts between the Interior where it is slated to be extremely dry with above normal temps… and us, with cooler temps. I think we will be getting a lot more of the hot dry air spilling out of the Interior than thy anticipate. And that likely also means a smokey summer if the fires in Alberta are any indication of what is ahead.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll try to blog again tomorrow.

5 thoughts on “Blogging from the bus, it must be summer

  1. Current forecast says rain on Sat/Sun?!?!?! WTF?!? I’m going camping Friday, I don’t need no stinkin’ rain spoiling it! But, it’s been nice in Ukee the past few days, even got the lawn mowed for the 1st time this year.

  2. Well Chris, you said it here first, but I was thinking the same thing about the summer forecast after reading it on Accuweather.  If the drier than normal prediction comes true, then I really doubt if it will be cooler than normal.  I think that once we get a good steady high pressure bubble over us, say by mid-July at the latest, we should get at least normal temperatures.  Wow – we cracked 20C today!

  3. What happened to the sunny weekend? Now it is cloudy with showers all long weekend!! No wonder people get frustrated with the weatherman. 

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