April 3, 2020

More snow! Drying up for Easter

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 03 April 2020 - Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries early this evening and before morning. Low plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low minus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High 13. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low zero. Tuesday: Sunny. High 17. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.3° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.41 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 13 km/h
    gusting 23 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.9° C
    Heat Index
    7.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.2° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    254 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:15:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:17
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (77% full)
    Civil Set
    20:28
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.8° C @ 07:07 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.41 kPa @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.1° C @ 03:12 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 16:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1009W/m2 @ 15:07 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.9 @ 13:45 Tdy.

For the second time in 3 days we woke up to more white stuff on the roads and grass than we saw most of winter. Good times!

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If you are driving on Highway 4 East or West be careful, there was significant heavy and slushy snow on my drive over the Hump until Cathedral Grove.

I use the WAZE app on my iPad to report conditions as I drive (it’s a navigation system too) and it posts those reports @Alberniweather on Twitter. If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android device in your car, I highly recommend using WAZE. And the more people that use it, the more reports there are and the better the information.

As for the weather, after this rain moves through this morning it will start to clear up. We don’t have another major system to deal with in the foreseeable (10day+) future and in fact Sunday and Monday look like the start of a very nice warm spell with temperatures above 10C through next week.

Why does that seem so far off right now? 🙂

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