Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

Not such a bad week afterall. Sunny Weekend coming.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 mm. Windy early this evening. Temperature steady near 11. Wednesday: Periods of rain ending late in the afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 14. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Amount 10 mm. Low 10. Thursday: Showers. High 13. Thursday night: Showers. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 11. Friday night: Rain. Low 7. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 12. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Monday: Rain. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.7° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.7° C
    Heat Index
    9.7° C
    Dewpoint
    9.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:20:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:06
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    19:02
    Day Length
    13:04:57
    Day High
    10.5° C @ 12:48 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.2° C @ 07:39 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.9 kPa @ 20:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.1° C @ 20:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.5° C @ 12:48 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5km/h @ 20:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    142W/m2 @ 12:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 12:30 Tdy.

Well, even though we have received a bit of rain, (8.13mm since Monday), it really hasn’t been all that bad. Yesterday we had a chance of some thunder showers, and there were downpours in spots, but nothing more threatening that other than some nice billowy clouds to the Southeast.
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Today will be sort of the same, though it should be more sunny than dark, same with Friday.
The weekend is looking quite nice with highs into the mid and high twenties.

This pattern of variable weather looks set to continue. The long range forecast Animation (which I cannot embed unfortunately but you can see here.) shows lots of activity swirling about in our general area. It is just a matter of whether we happen to be in its path or not. There is no real organized structure to it all, so predicting what will be or not be is more difficult than usual.

A good example of that is this image from the forecast for Saturday.
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Normally an image like that would be pretty straight forward and I’d be telling you that band of rain would be hitting us a while later. But this time its going to die out there and spin while we are supposed to be basking in the sun and 26C temperatures.

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The Jetstream is equally uninspired looking. Like an aging eighties hair band, weak and twisted.

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It is worth noting that along with the records floods happening in Europe that I mentioned in m last post, Alberta and Fort Mac in particular is getting drenched by rain and the river in Fort Mc is delivering very bad flooding as well.

It is all due to this weak and meandering Jetstream that allows weather systems to linger for longer than normal.

At least in our case, all it is doing is making more rainbows.

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