Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Quiet week ahead – Arctic animations

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Tuesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low minus 2. Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Thursday: Sunny. High plus 5. Thursday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Friday: Sunny. High 7. Friday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Saturday: Rain. High 7. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.7° C
    -2.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.66 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.7° C
    Heat Index
    8.7° C
    Dewpoint
    7.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:10:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:59
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (48% full)
    Civil Set
    17:09
    Day Length
    12:04:34
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 15:20 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.6° C @ 07:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.66 kPa @ 16:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.6 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.6° C @ 07:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 15:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 2km/h @ 11:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    403W/m2 @ 11:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 11:09 Tdy.

Right now it looks like a quiet week, some rain today but after that it is likely to be mostly foggy with hopefully some sunny breaks.

So I will instead… How about some pretty pictures,

Here is a 30 day running image of Arctic sea ice thickness.

It almost looks alive,

ice thickness animation

Note the thickest ice being pushed to the west along the top of the Canadian Archipelago.

An here is a cool image of the structure and fractures in the ice at and around the North Pole (the dot in the circle)
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See the giant triangle of cracks with the North Pole almost at the apex? One side of the triangle would be around 1600km long… Or from Vancouver to…. Regina? These cracks are normal for weaker ice that is being pushed and pulled by the winds.