Oct 5 short-term record set – another variable but pleasant week ahead

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 May 2018 - Thursday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Friday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 30. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 22. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 17.7 km/h
    gusting 30.6 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.8° C
    Heat Index
    21.8° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    4.4
    Solar
    845 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:05:00 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
    04:43
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (79% full)
    Civil Set
    21:49
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 10:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.2km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    990W/m2 @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:08 Tdy.

If you thought it seemed quite warm yesterday, you were right. We set a short-term record for the day when the Airport hit 23.5°C. The previous record for the Airport was 22.7°C in 2012. Had we been another degree warmer we would have started challenging records into the 80s and beyond. The warmest Oct 5 was in 1919 at 26.1°C at Beaver Creek.

We spent part of Sunday learn how to find Chanterelle mushrooms with Len Robertson! We found a bunch! Thanks Len!

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As for the weather, the first half of the week looks nice. The UWash models has us mostly dry through Wednesday with only a slight chance of some sprinkles mostly Wednesday. They say there will be a bit more chance for rain on Friday but the models said the same for today and it hasn’t materialized, so I wouldn’t count on it.

There is a more serious system slated for Sunday (alliteration!) but being at the far end of the forecast we will have to wait and see.

Have a happy Monday! I’m going to try not to pass on my plague/cold to anyone by staying home for the day and now going back to sleep after taking some Tylenol to try to knock myself out!