Happy Groundhog Day!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 - Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 13. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 12. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.41 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    86 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.3° C
    Heat Index
    15.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:05:00 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
    04:29
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (60% full)
    Civil Set
    22:13
    Day Length
    13:21:04
    Day High
    16.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.3° C @ 01:03 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.41 kPa @ 00:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.34 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.3° C @ 01:03 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.7km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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