Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Not such a bad week afterall. Sunny Weekend coming.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    10 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 11:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Ystd

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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