Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Dry Warm Forecast through next Tuesday

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.2° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.2° C
    Heat Index
    14.2° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:50:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (79% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 02:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.8 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.75 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 02:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We appear to be back into a long dry and warm regime for our weather.

While there is a small hint of rain for the mountains on Saturday other than that it is completely dry from now until next Wednesday…. and given that is almost a week out, it might not be anything at all.

This weather pattern is due to a severely kinked and split jet stream. This is what the Jet looks like today.

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As you can see it is actually backing on itself, flowing to the West rather than predominanly east, in parts of the North Pacific.

That kink is predicted to break off from the main flow by Saturday which is going to allow the backward flow to move over us on Saturday.  This is the source of the mountain moisture.

300j.57.0000

It will then go kinked again with a big bend right offshore from us which will allow warm air to flow up from the south and clear skies.

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How Warm?  Here is what the UWash models predict:

  • Thursday: 24º C
  • Friday: 18º C
  • Saturday: 24º C
  • Sunday: 22º C
  • Monday: 18º C

That’s pretty good for the first week of October!

Next update with be the September Summary – Quite a Month for Port Alberni… and it the Arctic set the 4th lowest ice extent since 1979.  Lots to catch up on.  Happy Thursday!