Tue. Jul 16th, 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 Monday 15 July 2019 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 15. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 25. Humidex 27. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the evening. Low 14. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 21. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.6° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.6° C
    Heat Index
    15.6° C
    Dewpoint
    14.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    1.5 mm since
    July 15, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 01:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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