Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

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

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 15 December 2018 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Sunday: Rain. Amount 20 mm. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.8° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.8° C
    Heat Index
    5.8° C
    Dewpoint
    5.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    21 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:55:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:29
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (55% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:29
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 14:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.5° C @ 07:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.42 kPa @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.04 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 01:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 14:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.5km/h @ 02:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    84W/m2 @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 09:47 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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