Thu. Nov 14th, 2019

Quiet, snow free, week.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Thursday 14 November 2019 - Thursday: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early this afternoon. Rain beginning this afternoon. High 10. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain. Becoming windy overnight. Low 8. Friday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy early in the morning. High 11. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 11. Saturday night: Rain. Low 9. Sunday: Showers. High 15. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low plus 5. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Sunny. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.7° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.53 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.7° C
    Heat Index
    8.7° C
    Dewpoint
    7.6° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    149 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:10:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:52
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    17:14
    Day Length
    12:03:37
    Day High
    8.7° C @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:42 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.74 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.53 kPa @ 11:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    5.2° C @ 04:04 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.7° C @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 04:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    176W/m2 @ 11:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 11:54 Tdy.

Well, after 4 weeks of I think what can only be described as abnormal and disruptive weather (sort of like 2006, but colder!).. it looks like we’re getting a bit of a break.

The forecast is for fog, some unsettled clouds and some sun. I expect there to be lots of fog and for the warmth to be hard to come by, but hopefully by the end of this week I’ll finally be able to see my yard. There is still 6″ of snow in parts!

I’d also like to point readers to this article on a new research paper that answers an interesting question. Are the recent years of global warmth really that unusual? The answer, Yes.

This months report from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (they track the amount of ice/snow at the North and South poles) was also interesting especially juxtaposed with the report above.

Ice growth throughout most of December 2008 fit in with the expected pattern of ice growth in winter months. However, from December 12 to 19 there was almost no increase in ice extent (seen in the flattening of the timeseries line). The week-long pause in expansion of the ice edge is not unprecedented in the satellite record; several Decembers during past decades show similar events. However, such slowing has been unusual in recent years.