Blustery day, rainy night, and Gossamer

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 21 May 2018 - Monday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Sunday: Cloudy. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    10.0° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.86 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.0° C
    Heat Index
    10.0° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    10 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:05:00 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
    04:47
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (43% full)
    Civil Set
    21:45
    Day Length
    13:15:49
    Day High
    10.5° C @ 00:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.7° C @ 02:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.7° C @ 02:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.5° C @ 00:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.1km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    11W/m2 @ 06:03 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

It is a beautiful morning! Get out there and enjoy it before the rain comes!

There was a fantastic crescent moon this morning. Did you see it? Unfortunately the webcam doesn’t do it justice, but it does capture some of the spooky of the sky this morning.
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There are wind warnings posted for many parts of Vancouver Island, but not Inland Vancouver Island. However, it is still pretty blustery, as it was yesterday.

This will be the last hurrah for the stormy weather for at least the next few days, maybe even a week as a strong blocking ridge of high pressure is going to take over.

Cliff Mass in Washington tells us this is called an Omega block and his explanation and details about it are very interesting.

Here is what it looks like on the charts. This is a chart of the upper atmosphere and Jetstream for Saturday. You can see the flow go away over our heads and sharply back down through the Interior and West North America.

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Personally, them thar fancy symbols are a bit too much for me… Who uses these anyway?

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So In honour of one of my favourite Bugs Bunny episodes, I propose a new name, for this atmospheric phenomenon:

The Gossamer block
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Happy Wednesday!

Oh… And sorry about the outage yesterday, lots of stuff going on. I managed to get my network reconfigured for Shaw around 11PM.

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