Happy Groundhog Day!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 0.9 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    45 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    63 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.72 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.4km/h @ 16:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

I’m hoping that we get a little bit of the white stuff tonight before we turn to straight rain tomorrow.

For all you rodent watchers out there, the Groundhogs have NOT seen their shadow, so spring will be coming early. Personally, I think the giant blizzard that continues to move across the East Coast and Maritimes has something different in mind. šŸ™‚

Around these parts, we’ll get some rain over the next few days. Not a large amount. In general, it will continue to be a pretty low-key forecast.

6 Replies to “Happy Groundhog Day!”

  1. Chris: I’ve never understood this groundhog thing, but if he sees his shadow doesn’t that mean we WILL get more winter? What we really need is a resident Port Alberni groundhog, or maybe a fish or a bear who can see it’s shadow.

  2. Maybe if spring comes early to the east then winter will come back to the west. We need a ridge to pump up in the east so that a trough will be forced down in the west. The gfs as hinted at this in the long range but keeps pushing it back in the forecast. Brett Anderson at accuweather (who seems to be a strong believer in the european model) hinted at some warming in the east and cooling in the west starting around the 15th of february. Only time will tell. I still think there is some cold and snow to be had for us here on the westcoast.

  3. O.K. Monty, I like the way you think!
    But will it pan out? For some reason I have been drawn to extreme weather since I was a little kid………..Australia, last night was probably a little extreme but I still find myself in awe of the wind and the awesome force of nature, not to mention the snow/wind/ice storm in the mid-west/east. All I really need is a little bit of some kind of exciting weather………it has been such a snore here! I, on the other hand am also glued to the the situation in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East……..Maybe I am just a “Drama Queen”? Sorry but the Canucks are winning and the men in my house are glued.

  4. its as if I had said it eve…. i think we’re cut from the same cloth! lol If I was somewhat weaker willed I’d be posting blogs about Egypt here while the weather was dull…. and maybe the Canucks too šŸ™‚

    I watched Yasi until 12:30AM last night…paying for it now…. part of me wishes I was there… a much larger part is glad I’m not.

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