No rain in sight – Varying heat – Bomber flies again today

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 26 April 2018 - Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Mainly sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 7. Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low 7. Monday: Clearing. High 17. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 17. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.7° C
    -1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.29 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.7° C
    Heat Index
    12.7° C
    Dewpoint
    9.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:45:00 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
    05:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    21:04
    Day Length
    13:16:57
    Day High
    27.2° C @ 16:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.9° C @ 06:25 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.92 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 19:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.9° C @ 06:25 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.2° C @ 16:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.0km/h @ 16:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    925W/m2 @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.0 @ 12:43 Tdy.

Update 7:40AM

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Aside from what looks like thunderstorm activity in the Interior, all the rainfall stays either well to the West and North touching only as close as Port Hardy and far to the East in Alberta.

The super long range out 16 days to past the end of the month looks the same with only the farthest reaches of the model showing any sign of rain at all.

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Heat on to start the week, then backing off.

We start the week with the thermostate dialed up to over 30°C.  Our saving grace will be the cool mornings.  This morning it got to 9°C at the Airport.  So those cool starts will help us avoid really nasty heat.  But the warmth in general will be more moderate than we had in the beginning of the summer.  After a few days over 30°C we should be closer to 25°C most days from Thursday on.

Bomber flies today.

Due to an illness with the crew, the Hawaii Mars has been grounded (watered?) on the lake for the past week.

According to their Facebook page, they have seconded a former Mars pilot from Harbour Air and today Transport Canada will be certifying him for fire fighting duties in the Mars, so watch for the big bird in the sky today.

Hopefully that means Hawaii will be back on alert as soon as tomorrow.  Last I heard, her contract with the BC Government is up on the 21st.

Happy Monday everyone!