Mon. Sep 16th, 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 11:00 AM PDT Monday 16 September 2019 - Monday: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 17. UV index 4 or moderate. Monday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 12. Tuesday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: Cloudy. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Sunday: Cloudy. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.77 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 10 km/h
    gusting 21 km/h
    Humidity
    68 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.7° C
    UV
    1.5
    Solar
    253 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:55:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    30.2 mm since
    September 12, 2019 00:09
    Civil Rise
    06:23
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (93% full)
    Civil Set
    20:03
    Day Length
    13:14:01
    Day High
    19.2° C @ 13:09 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.6° C @ 02:35 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.98 kPa @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.77 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.6° C @ 02:35 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    19.2° C @ 13:09 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    958W/m2 @ 12:22 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.9 @ 13:32 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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