Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Dry Warm Forecast through next Tuesday

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.6° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.33 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.6° C
    Heat Index
    -0.6° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.7° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    147 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:50:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.33 kPa @ 09:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 09:40 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!