April 5, 2020

Summers Wet end, and Possible storm end of month

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 05 April 2020 - Sunday: Sunny. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 16. Tuesday night: Clear. Low zero. Wednesday: Sunny. High 17. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 14. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 14.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.4° C
    2.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.47 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 8 km/h
    gusting 14 km/h
    Humidity
    47 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.4° C
    Heat Index
    11.4° C
    Dewpoint
    0.5° C
    UV
    3.4
    Solar
    804 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:13
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    20:31
    Day Length
    13:21:41
    Day High
    11.8° C @ 12:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -0.1° C @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.57 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.47 kPa @ 12:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.1° C @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.8° C @ 12:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8km/h @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    805W/m2 @ 12:23 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.4 @ 12:16 Tdy.

We’re into our last week of summer and it’s going to be a fairly soggy one. Today (Wednesday) will be raining, then we’ll get a break tomorrow before another bout of rain hits us on Friday or Saturday. In all, a pretty wet end to what was a dry summer.

The week after next, around the 27th, 28th or 29th the models are showing the possibility of a bit of a blow coming through the neighbourhood. Pressures down to 990mb which generally means some gusting winds. We’ll see how it pans out, long range forecasts are also very iffy.

While we wait for our first big blow of the season, some interesting things to check out:

Use this link to check out Cat 4 Hurricane Igor, Cat 4 Hurricane Julia and Tropical Storm Karl. After a slow start, the Atlantic Hurricane season is really hopping, and has now reached what would be termed a “normal” number of storms for an entire year, with 2 months still left to go.
National Hurricane Center

Another key weather maker is the Arctic region. And for the 3rd year in the past five years, the Northwest and NorthEast Passage have cleared of ice. Two ships are currently attempting the unprecedented feat of circumnavigating the Arctic Ocean. Never in recorded human history has this been done in clear water (without ice breakers) in one season.
Artic Sea Ice Daily image

Judging by the daily plot of sea ice coverage on the NSIDC site we should be hearing from them very soon on the official end of the melt season in the Arctic. This year should go down as the 3rd lowest summer Arctic sea ice extent recorded after 2007 and 2008.

5 thoughts on “Summers Wet end, and Possible storm end of month

  1. I just looked again at the long range model and it’s predicting 100mm of rain between Saturday and Monday next week.

    Looks like we might be getting our first monsoon of the year and it still looks windy. 😉

  2. Well, hope Mommy Nature gives us a small break between Sept 28th and Oct 01ft. We’re camping that time frame. Afterwards, though, let ‘er rip! We haven’t had a good storm out here in a long time! Just let me get the battery bank for the emergency power system replaced!

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