Good luck Friday the 13th. Rain today but a Valentine’s Day break and springlike week ahead.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 26 April 2018 - Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Mainly sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 7. Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low 7. Monday: Clearing. High 17. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 17. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.9° C
    -1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.29 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.9° C
    Heat Index
    12.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    21:04
    Day Length
    13:16:57
    Day High
    27.2° C @ 16:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.9° C @ 06:25 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.92 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 19:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.9° C @ 06:25 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.2° C @ 16:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.0km/h @ 16:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    925W/m2 @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.0 @ 12:43 Tdy.

The rain will return later this morning and intensify through the day with the heaviest amounts around 4PM.

The good news is that the models have it moving away by around 8PM.

The front will move down the island and to Vancouver overnight.
The front will move down the island and to Vancouver overnight.

Here comes the good news:

Sunny Valentine?
Sunny Valentine?

Notice the very bottom of the picture with the grey shaded areas?  After the rain clears, the clouds will too.

Here is a closeup for Saturday and Sunday.

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It looks like fog is likely in the morning Saturday but should clear up around noon.  A sunny Saturday Valentines Day? Seems incredible to consider, but we can hope!

It will also stay warm with temperatures reaching 10°C or better.  In fact next week the models are approaching 20°C along parts of the BC and Washington coasts.

Pink is over 70°F, 20°C
Pink is over 70°F, 20°C

it’s February. My budding bushes and daffodils will like this.

Meanwhile. The other side of North America is bone cold and buried in snow.  What is going on?

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