Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

More Rain – Warm Temps – and Comet Sighting?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.2° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 4.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    3.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    22 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:45:00 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
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 08:43 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.