Skyfall in Russia – Maybe Snowfall in Alberni

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 12. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. 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
    8.4° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6.8 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    72 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.6° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    309 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    1.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    8.4° C @ 08:33 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.55 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.4° C @ 08:33 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.9km/h @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    316W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 08:30 Tdy.

Late Thursday night reports filtered out that a large Meteor exploded over a city near the border with Kazakstan, injuring around 500. (Mostly from flying glass)

You will see plenty of pictures of the meteor flying over, so I won’t post those. What you really have to hear, is the explosion.

Check this out:

This was not the large Asteroid that is flying very close to Earth today, but its not unreasonable to think its related. If that Asteroid is the big one of the pack, there are likely a bunch of little ones hovering around it like a little gang of space junk flying through the cosmos.

As Bill Nye (BILL BILL BILL BILL!) says, the big one only missed us by about 15 minutes. In other words, had we been meeting each other 15 minutes earlier, then the asteroid would hit us and the result in a populated area without any warning would have been 500,000 or more dead and injured instead of only 500. CBC has an excellent article here.

And no, Asteroids having nothing to do with global warming (no really, someone actually asked Bill that!).

Getting to the weather:

There is drizzle with a chance of meteors. Expect cold rain on Saturday morning. After that, we are slated to cool right off. And that sets us up for Monday where the cool air will stick around:

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And will be met by precipitation.
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So once again, will we have the cold air stick around through the day long enough to meet that wet and give us snow? At this point I’m thinking the precip will be too light to drop the temperature enough if it is above zero so if you want snow, hope that it gets a little colder on Sunday night and Monday morning than its telling us now. We shall see!