Starry morning sky

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 May 2018 - Thursday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Friday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 30. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 22. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 17.7 km/h
    gusting 30.6 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.8° C
    Heat Index
    21.8° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    4.4
    Solar
    845 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:05:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:43
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (79% full)
    Civil Set
    21:49
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 10:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.2km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    990W/m2 @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:08 Tdy.

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.