Mon. Oct 22nd, 2018

More Rain – Warm Temps – and Comet Sighting?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 21 October 2018 - Sunday night: A few clouds. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 4. Monday: Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Clear. Fog patches overnight. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Increasing cloudiness. High 16. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 9. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.2° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.2° C
    Heat Index
    11.2° C
    Dewpoint
    9.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:16
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (93% full)
    Civil Set
    18:50
    Day Length
    13:03:47
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 16:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.5° C @ 08:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.88 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.46 kPa @ 16:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.9° C @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 16:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.4km/h @ 08:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    615W/m2 @ 13:24 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 13:21 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.