Tue. Oct 16th, 2018

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 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Tuesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches developing early in the morning and dissipating late in the morning. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.1° C
    2.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.1° C
    Heat Index
    16.1° C
    Dewpoint
    9.5° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    612 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:08
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (51% full)
    Civil Set
    18:59
    Day Length
    13:04:42
    Day High
    16.1° C @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.81 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.6 kPa @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.1° C @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    615W/m2 @ 13:12 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:37 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!