Threat of Snow remains — But warmth taking hold

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.8° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 7.7 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    63 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.8° C
    Heat Index
    17.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.7° C
    UV
    6.2
    Solar
    999 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:10:00 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
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    17.8° C @ 14:09 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.8° C @ 14:09 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1120W/m2 @ 14:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 Tdy.

It seems as though over the next week (the first week of Spring!) we’ll be in a bit of an in-between place for weather.

The first day of Spring, the vernal equinox, when day and night are roughly equal in length, will be March 20th.

The first moment of Spring will occur at 16:21 (4:21PM) PDT here on Sunday March 20th.

Here’s another interesting Astronomical fact. Tomorrow, March 19th, the Moon will be at it’s Perigee or closest approach to Earth in its orbit. It will in fact be the closest it’s been since 1993.

The moment that you will feel closest to our celestial cousin will be at 12:10PM tomorrow, Saturday. Unfortunately the moon isn’t rising until 8PM on Saturday, but it will still be plenty close. πŸ™‚

As I said, the first week of spring will be pretty back and forth. No major rain events as the storm track moves South. But that also means that we will have some cold air that could give us a little bit of the white stuff. Nothing unusual for this time of year really. The week after it looks like we’re in for another round of battering from Pacific storms. Not as big as last week, but nothing to scoff at.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about any radiation that might come over from Japan. I wouldn’t worry too much… but if you want to see how the weather patterns could push what little there will be over here….

Check this special page set up just for that.

2 Replies to “Threat of Snow remains — But warmth taking hold”

  1. Just note that the map is *NOT* a current indication of any sort of radiation. It is simply an illustration of how radiation would be spread if a major radiation release from Fukushima occured.

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