February Wrap Up – Pretty Normal

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018 - Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 34. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 27. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Clear. Low 12. Saturday: Sunny. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.3° C
    -2.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    10.9 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    31.9° C
    Dewpoint
    23° C
    UV
    1.5
    Solar
    499 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    258 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (21% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.33 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.7km/h @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    967W/m2 @ 13:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.9 @ 13:24 Tdy.

I went through my records for February since 2006. In terms of temperatures, this past February has been pretty average. Not overly warm (like 2010) and not overly cold (like 2011). The mean temperature was 3.3C (2010=5.3C 2011=1.9C)

It also seems to be about average for my station for rain. 146mm of rain fell, about the same as 2006/2007 (both 132mm), much less wet than 2010 (197mm) and 2011 (180mm).

It was a pretty calm month too in terms of wind. The high wind was only 45kph.

You can check out all the stats from my station here.

Or check find the actual data for the day range you want here:

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March is looking a little more interesting than February. But that should be expected for Spring time.

We’re going to get rain on and off all weekend with most of it coming tonight and Sunday night. There is supposed to be some chance at a wind event on Monday. You can see the 50knot flags off the island on the 96hr short.

And I’m not sure what Environment Canada is thinking with the Snow in the forecast… I’ll believe it when I see it! 🙂