Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

The North Winds blow

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:34 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.3° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.82 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    56 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.3° C
    Heat Index
    22.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:22:59
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 Tdy.

The winds are blowing from the North and it is cold.

It looks like the expected cool down to below freezing temperatures has been delayed a bit, but it is still on its way. The good news is a lot of the snow has melted and not frozen solid yet, so hopefully that continues, but still beware of ice today and tomorrow as things cool off.

Here is this mornings temperature profile of the region:

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Friday and Saturday look almost identical:

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The difference on Saturday though is you should notice the low pressure system to the South off of Oregon. This might throw enough cloud our way to produce some snow showers. It is quite a fast moving and weak little beast though so whatever it does bring, it won’t last long.

And getting back to the topic of wind. The folks at UVic that run the Vancouver Island school weather network produced a very cool little video showing how the temperatures rose during the storm on Tuesday. Check it out:

Also worth checking out is Tuesday’s daily time lapse from the webcam here at Alberniweather. Always love watching the snow fall.

And last but not least, yesterday I received my new WIRELESS anemometer! I seem to have an ever increasing list of things to do on the weekend but I am hopeful that I will be able to get up on the roof and install the anemometer! Hooray!