Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

Sun, Cold, Snow Contest and new features.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 14 October 2019 - Monday night: Cloudy. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. High 12. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Temperature steady near 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 15. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Showers. High 13. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 12. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    10.3° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    101.58 kPa
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.3° C
    Heat Index
    10.3° C
    8.4° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:30:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (98% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    10.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.3° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.58 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.3° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

This is more like February weather than November weather but I don’t think anyone is complaining.

First, here is the cause of our sunny and cold weather.

Big Omega Block (looks like an inverted U with feet)
Big Omega Block (looks like an inverted U with feet)

A strong ridge of high pressure and a big omega block of the jetstream over BC is deflecting the storm track well away from the BC coast and allowing cold air to stream to the coast from the cold North interior of the continent.

Here is anofher pic showing the jetstream on Tuesday. As you can see, it isn’t changing too much.  It remains weak in our area and mainly deflected to the north.

The block remains
The block remains

Snow Contest Coming! But is the snow?
This all means it is going to stay clear and cold until sometime next week… What happens when this cold snap breaks and moisture comes in from the Pacific? Well, on Sunday the Snow Contest will open. You might want to start thinking about your guesses…. and it may be sooner rather than later. 🙂

New features and return of old
Finally you will notice the conditions have been updated a bit on the side. I’ve goneback to highlighting the background for the color warnings rather than the text. It is simply more legible. I need to make it a little more mobile friendly (the text is getting squished) but I think it is better with the headings for each value too. I will be also adding back a full Almanac so you can see the full array of data that the station provides. I’ve been kind of busy for a while so this has all taken longer than I hoped but it is getting there.

Have a Happy Thursday. I will be back tomorrow!

5 thoughts on “Sun, Cold, Snow Contest and new features.

  1. Snow contest! Snow contest! I think it is going to snow nex Thursday!
    Ok. You can wait until after the election

  2. Oh, and looking forward to Saturday. I would love to see you elected, but more than anything, there needs to be more discussion, more participation, and an ongoing commitment to keep the Mayor and Council on the path to a better community. Looking for 80% turnout (been hanging too much with Winston Joseph?)

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