April 3, 2020

Looking for the fog to clear

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 03 April 2020 - Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries early this evening and before morning. Low plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low minus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High 13. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low zero. Tuesday: Sunny. High 17. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 13 km/h
    gusting 23 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.5° C
    Heat Index
    7.8° C
    Dewpoint
    1.8° C
    UV
    1.3
    Solar
    213 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:15:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:17
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (77% full)
    Civil Set
    20:28
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.8° C @ 07:07 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 16:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.1° C @ 03:12 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17km/h @ 14:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1009W/m2 @ 15:07 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.9 @ 13:45 Tdy.

There is plenty of fog out there today on the central Island. As it warms though it should dissipate and we should have a pretty nice day on our hands.

Saturday will be the best day of the weekend but be careful overnight tonight as the clear skies will lead to freezing temperatures and probably frost, ice and fog in the morning. By afternoon we should get up over 10C which will feel pretty great.

The good times will roll until Monday night when we get into another stormy rainy pattern for the week, More on that in future posts.

And if you noticed lately that some of the satellite picture seem weird or incomplete, you are right. It turns out the GOES-15 satellite run by the US NOAA has been out of commission since early this week and science raptors have been unable to bring it back online. We rely heavily on that satellite here on the West Coast of North America and not having it will have a serious effect on our ability to figure out where things are. There are other satellites… But GOES15 was for our region, so none of the others will be quite as good.

You can probably chalk that one up to lack of funding for scientific programs, new satellites, which isn’t only happening in the US…