Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

Looking for the fog to clear

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 22 July 2019 - Monday night: A few clouds. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the morning. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening and after midnight. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.79 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.3° C
    Heat Index
    15.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:20:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:58
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (66% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.3° C @ 02:17 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.81 kPa @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.3° C @ 02:17 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:40 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…