April 7, 2020

No rain since July 5

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 07 April 2020 - Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.6° C
    -1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.26 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 16 km/h
    gusting 29 km/h
    Humidity
    39 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.6° C
    Heat Index
    12.6° C
    Dewpoint
    -1.0° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    56 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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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
    06:08
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    20:34
    Day Length
    13:21:07
    Day High
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.2 @ 12:43 Tdy.

It’s been two weeks since we had any rain at all. Fire rating is extreme and there is no rain in the forecast for at least another 4 or 5 days, probably more.

I’m not sure what the longest streak without rain is, but I’m sure Environment Canada will be on the news telling us that sooner rather than later.

On the brighter side, California is starting to cool off, so that means the Hawaii Mars might be back as soon as this weekend.

The solar radiation sensor has been delayed in getting to me but I’m told it should be here by the end of the month at the latest.

Don’t forget about the Garage Sale this Saturday!

6 thoughts on “No rain since July 5

  1. Yes!

    Not enough to trip the rain gauge yet, it’s probably a little dirty/sticky from the dry weather.. but it was a little bit of love for the garden!

  2. Hi Chris, I had rain on my Daughters playground!!! Do you know if there is going to be a break in this Heat Wave soon? I would love to see a couple of days of rain!!!
    Keep up the good work!!

  3. Hey Chris…..It’s a very eeeerie calm out in Beaver Creek on the river. No birds, no nothing….oooh the wind just kicked very minimum. How weird, very wierd! Just thought it was worth a mention. Usually….it’s like a tropical jungle with all the bird sounds. But for the last hour nothing….not even a tweet.!

  4. Hi Lynn and Eve!

    I think the heat wave is officially broken! Definitely cooler and has a very imminent wetness to it.

    Looks like we could actually get substantial rain the next few days.. will be nice to see.

    Eve: It’s blustery here in town… I think the birdies are hunkering down for a cool wet night!

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