Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.3° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 8.0 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.3° C
    Heat Index
    11.3° C
    Dewpoint
    5.9° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    55 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 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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