April 4, 2020

God: One Wind and Rain Storm for the Olympics please

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 04 April 2020 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Low zero. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing late in the morning. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 16. Tuesday night: Clear. Low zero. Wednesday: Sunny. High 18. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Thursday: Sunny. High 17. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Friday: Sunny. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.2° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.58 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.2° C
    Heat Index
    5.2° C
    Dewpoint
    1.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:15
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (87% full)
    Civil Set
    20:29
    Day Length
    13:21:58
    Day High
    7.6° C @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.1° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.58 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.1° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.6° C @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18km/h @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    626W/m2 @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.9 @ 13:33 Tdy.

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UPDATE: This is getting a little more serious now. As of this morning (Monday) the GFS has increased its estimate up to 210mm Thursday through Sunday. With the largest amounts coming Friday night and Sunday morning. The probability of strong winds has also increased particularly for all of Saturday but also on Thursday night . Saturday is still 6 days away, so this forecast could still change but at this point it is pretty ugly.

On the bright side, the temperatures aren’t forecast to be above 8 degrees. So maybe, juuuuuust maybe, Cypress Bowl will get a big dump of snow right in time for the Olympics.

Or maybe they’ll still have to snowboard on the straw bales and 2 month old snow, while it pukes down sleet.

Oh I don’t envy those athletes nor the organizers one bit. They’re really not getting much of a break!

We’ll see how it pans out.

Full Disclosure: My wife, daughter and I will be at the Opening Ceremonies on Friday (nosebleeds! 5 from the top of BC Place!) and Canada vs. Slovakia womens hockey on Saturday. We’re extremely excited and I really hope the weather is OK. We’re also very thankful to my friends in Vancouver who have put us up (or are putting up with us? 🙂 ) for 3 nights! Thanks Rod and Roz, you’re the best!!

5 thoughts on “God: One Wind and Rain Storm for the Olympics please

  1. And who’s looking after your age-challenged son? You’re welcome, and we wish you the best of luck with all the snags associated with ferries and the Vancouver traffic snags (even public transit is subject to some of the same gridlock). Be sure to say hello to Gordo and Stephen (hey, sounds like the name for a new home decorating show on CBC, but, like real macho stuff like on Red Green…)

  2. LOL. Oh Snap! (as they say 🙂 ).

    Many thank yous to Grandma and Grandpa too for providing endless hours of entertainment and miles of wooden train track for our son while we’re away! 🙂

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