March 23, 2012

Looking for the fog to clear

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 16 February 2020 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low minus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 8. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 8. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.4° C
    -1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.29 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    86 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.4° C
    Heat Index
    4.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:50:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    3.6 mm since
    February 15, 2020 00:02
    Civil Rise
    06:53
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (37% full)
    Civil Set
    18:14
    Day Length
    12:33:16
    Day High
    9.6° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.9° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.29 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.72 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.0° C @ 09:15 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.6° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    626W/m2 @ 12:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 12:22 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…