Little bit of everything this week

  • 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
    14.6° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 6.4 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    45 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.6° C
    Heat Index
    14.6° C
    Dewpoint
    2.8° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    55 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 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.

Once the fog burns off this morning you should find a pretty nice day today and also tomorrow when it might get into the mid 20s again.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are a downhill slide into rain with early Thursday looking like the wettest period for us.

I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that this years Arctic sea ice melt season finished very near or below a record low this year (Depending on the data used). And the total volume (which includes thickness) is the lowest ever recorded.

A number of forecasters are predicting that the low sea ice combined with the La Nina conditions in the Pacific should again produce weather patterns in North America and Western Europe like we saw last year. Namely unusually warm patterns over the Arctic pushing cold air down into the Eastern seaboard of the US and England.

More info on that at www.nsidc.org.