June 5, 2020

Starry morning sky

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 05 June 2020 - Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Sunny. High 21. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Rain. Low 9. Tuesday: Rain. High 17. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20.

A quick update for star gazers since the skies are relatively clear this morning, if you look to the East towards Mt. Arrowsmith you should see some bright stars. On top is Saturn, a little bit below and to the left is Venus (which may be hidden behind the mountain) and if we could actually see the horizon we’d see Mercury as well all in a line.

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This image is a screen capture off my iPad from the “Skymap” app.

It’s not often in December that we get mornings clear enough to see the planets.

The rain showers will come and go for the rest of the week. The freezing level is dropping so be careful on the mountain passes. There was a lot of sleet on the hump last night and this morning there was Freezing Rain reported on Sutton Pass.

There is a possibility for some flurries on Saturday. That should be our coldest day of the next week or so. Rain is supposed to push in Sunday so we might see some snow in the transition.