Looking for the fog to clear

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 July 2018 - Sunday: Sunny. High 31. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high. Monday night: Clear. Low 13. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 35. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 34. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 29. Friday night: Clear. Low 15. Saturday: Sunny. High 29.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    31.2° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.1 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    33 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    31.2° C
    Heat Index
    31.2° C
    Dewpoint
    13.0° C
    UV
    5.4
    Solar
    920 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:15:00 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
    04:57
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (80% full)
    Civil Set
    21:52
    Day Length
    13:25:41
    Day High
    31.2° C @ 15:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.4° C @ 06:05 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.38 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.01 kPa @ 15:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.4° C @ 06:05 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.2° C @ 15:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.9km/h @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    956W/m2 @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.5 @ 13:16 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…