Find a puddle! Do a Dance! The Rain is here!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 25 April 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 27. Friday night: Clear. Low 8. Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.7° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.7° C
    Heat Index
    4.7° C
    Dewpoint
    3.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:20:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:32
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (78% full)
    Civil Set
    21:03
    Day Length
    13:17:07
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.7° C @ 05:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.03 kPa @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.7° C @ 05:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° 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.

I was pleased to walk out of City Council chambers last night and into the rain! There is just something about it that says home.

It will rain a bit more this morning but the main event will be tonight and Wednesday morning. The main force of the system will actually be to the south of us.

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Looking a little closer, the image below shows that between 4PM Tuesday and 4PM Wednesday we should receive no more than 16mm (in blue) and more likely only around 8mm.
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Pretty anemic for January.

Speaking of which, the stories yesterday were:

  1. Vancouver has had its second longest dry streak of weather in January in history.
  2. Alaska smashed heat records yesterday across the state, the NWS released this image of a snowless Alaska mountain range. I’ve included a map to show where it is, marked B. A is Fairbanks.
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  4. with the windchill, it will be -50° C in Winnipeg… Actual temperatures though will not be setting record lows… Unlike Dawson and other locals in Yukon that are running 15° C above normal and will likely set record highs today.

Finally, if you can come out to any special presentation this year, Id highly recommend this one with Climate Researcher, Nobel Prize Winner and Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver talking about our climate and how it is changing and how it’s going to change. Tell your friends. Feb 4, 7PM at Char’s Landing (the old church across from City Hall)

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