Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

Blustery day, rainy night, and Gossamer

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 19 October 2019 - Saturday night: Showers ending early this evening then cloudy. Rain beginning before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 6. Sunday: Rain. High 10. Sunday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 13. Monday night: Showers. Low 8. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.1° C
    -1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.07 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 3 km/h
    gusting 11 km/h
    Humidity
    81 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.1° C
    Heat Index
    12.1° C
    Dewpoint
    8.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    28 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:12
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (66% full)
    Civil Set
    18:54
    Day Length
    13:04:08
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 15:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.8° C @ 07:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.07 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.27 kPa @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    5.2° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 15:54 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10km/h @ 17:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    784W/m2 @ 13:37 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.1 @ 12:44 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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