Mon. Dec 10th, 2018

Looking for the fog to clear

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Monday 10 December 2018 - Monday: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Temperature steady near plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Thursday: Rain. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 6. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.2° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.2° C
    Heat Index
    5.2° C
    Dewpoint
    5.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:24
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (10% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:08
    Day High
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.7° C @ 03:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.4mm/hr @ 04:26 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 04:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.83 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.8° C @ 04:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.9km/h @ 04:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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…