October 25, 2020

Starry morning sky

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 24 October 2020 - Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Increasing cloudiness early in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 6. Wind chill minus 6 in the morning. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low zero. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 11. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11.

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.