Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

Happy First Day of Spring! Rain Train on the Way. Equinox Eclipse!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 18 August 2019 - Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 13. Monday: Clearing in the morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 15. Wednesday: Showers. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.3° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 5 km/h
    gusting 14 km/h
    Humidity
    68 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.3° C
    Heat Index
    19.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    29 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:30:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:23:02
    Day High
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.25 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.02 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23km/h @ 14:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1127W/m2 @ 12:33 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.3 @ 13:07 Tdy.

In just under 8 hours, at 3:46PM, the equinox will come and go and Spring will officially start!

The rain has come with the official beginning of spring (finally).  We have received around 40mm in the past 48 hours.  Nothing major, but a nice amount to charge the lakes, if not the snowpack, which remains at zero.

Steady lineup of systems on the way.

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There are three pulses coming our way once this one ends today and Friday.  The image above shows a larger system coming through for Sunday and Monday.  Then another mid week and likely more after that.

Rain tapering off Friday

The strongest of the rain should be behind us now.  It will continue to shower through the day. Accumulations between 5AM-5AM Friday/Saturday will be up to 16mm.

Friday to Saturday blue=16mm
Friday to Saturday blue=16mm

Light showers Saturday – Do your outside stuff then! 🙂

Don’t expect to stay completely dry on Saturday.  However, actual accumulation is slated to be only a trace in our area.  More on the South Island.

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Wet late Sunday

It should be mostly dry through the day Sunday but by nightfall the rain should sweep in for a wet end to Spring Break and start to class on Monday.

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Equinox Solar Eclipse!

The northern reaches of Europe were treated to a full Solar Eclipse today!

There was an excellent complete video taken of it from the Faroe Islands!

Here’s another one taken from the UK that has a full disk view.

You can fast forward to the moments of totality of course.  And there are wide and close sun shots.  Cool!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Happy First Day of Spring!

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