Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    9 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 11:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Ystd

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!