Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

First Day of Summer! Drier weekend than expected. Other Climate News.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:31 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 11. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.2° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.2° C
    Heat Index
    13.2° C
    Dewpoint
    11.6° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    59 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 Tdy.

As of 10:03PM last night, it is officially summer! Daylight today is one second shorter than yesterday, and tomorrow will be 6sec shorter still but no matter, its summer and hopefully that means we are on our way to sunnier days.

We should dry out a bit Friday and Saturday and Sunday is now looking better too.

The front we thought might come through is now looking like it might die out before it gets here Sunday night.
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So we have a dry weekend to look forward to. That is thanks to the Jetstream diving a little farther south than we initially thought.
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However, as you can see below, just because San Francisco is going to get most of the rain on Monday doesn’t let us off the hook. There will be showers up here Monday too.
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By Thursday next week, the jet should be pointed at us.
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We shall see what that means for the long weekend, but its unlikely to mean sunny hot weather.

And finally, to our friends in Alberta, Alaska, and other places dealing with extreme weather right now. We can only hope for the best.

Alberta unprecedented flooding, with more rain coming:
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Alaska all time heat records (35-36C!) and widespread fires:
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India Himalayan Tsunami:
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And finally, May 2013 was the 3rd hottest month for the world since 1880:
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