Quiet, snow free, week.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.1° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.92 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 11.1 km/h
    gusting 22.5 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.1° C
    Heat Index
    11.1° C
    Dewpoint
    5.0° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    171 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (40% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.92 kPa @ 15:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1187W/m2 @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.2 @ 13:39 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.