Tue. Mar 26th, 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 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. High 9. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight. 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: Clear. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. 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
    2.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 8.0 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.3° C
    Heat Index
    11.3° C
    Dewpoint
    6.9° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    677 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:10:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (64% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.3° C @ 12:08 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.72 kPa @ 11:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.3° C @ 12:08 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.2km/h @ 00:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    997W/m2 @ 11:43 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.9 @ 12:01 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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