Wed. Nov 20th, 2019

Slightly sunnier, showers Thursday night/Friday, warmest May.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Wednesday 20 November 2019 - Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Thursday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 7. Friday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Saturday: Rain. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 4. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.4 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    ENE 2 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.1° C
    Heat Index
    2.1° C
    Dewpoint
    1.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:00
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (42% full)
    Civil Set
    17:08
    Day Length
    12:04:48
    Day High
    3.7° C @ 00:07 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.4 kPa @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.22 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.5° C @ 02:49 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    3.7° C @ 00:07 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 4km/h @ 05:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The forecast has brightened a bit. It should be cooler but still pleasant today. We are still on track to get some rain showers Thursday night but not as much, it seems, as other areas of the Island (east and west coast). We will see if that even pans out.

The weekend is looking nicer and sunnier now, looks like a good camping opportunity!

And finally, I just have to share this quote, because it is priceless in its bluntness.

You may be wondering how the world is setting records for the warmest March, April, and May (the boreal spring) when it wasn’t particularly hot in the United States (assuming we ignore California and Alaska). It turns out there’s like a whole planet out there that has been getting very toasty

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Weather is so local and short term that It’s hard to remember sometimes that climate is global and long term. The latest stats from the NASA and Japanese climate services show May was the warmest in the record books (around 120 years) and the spring season was also the warmest.

Considering this has happened *before* El Niño started to appear, it lends more credence to the notion that the global temperature floor is rising. A strong El Niño over the next few months to a year could just blow the roof right off. Thankfully it appears El Niño has paused in development, or at least slowed a little.

Happy Wednesday!