More Rain – Warm Temps – and Comet Sighting?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 25 April 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 27. Friday night: Clear. Low 8. Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.7° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.7° C
    Heat Index
    4.7° C
    Dewpoint
    3.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:20:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:32
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (78% full)
    Civil Set
    21:03
    Day Length
    13:17:07
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.7° C @ 05:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.03 kPa @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.7° C @ 05:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We had quite a blustery afternoon and night last night. The wind hasn’t dipped below 8kph since around 3PM yesterday. It looks like it’s dying off now.

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The rain will return later today. Now that it is Spring and dry weather isn’t too far away, I shut the valves on our water barrels on the weekend so that they would fill up. Well, they’re full (about 120 gallons).

They will be overflowing again tonight and tomorrow as more Pineapple Express type systems come through. The nice thing is that the wind brings the warm temperatures. We peaked at 12.3C yesterday which was not far from our high of the year so far on March 8 when we got up to 13C.

Finally, last night was the best night to catch a glimpse of the comet in the western sky. With the wind there might have even been some clear breaks, but I wasn’t able to see anything. It’s still there but will be a little lower tonight. I will look again, just after sunset. If anyone manages a picture, please let me know if you’d like to share it with everyone. They are such rare things comets. Always fun to see.