Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

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 Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.0° C
    1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.93 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WSW 3.2 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    42 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.0° C
    Heat Index
    17.0° C
    Dewpoint
    4.0° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    790 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:20:00 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
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    17.0° C @ 13:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.93 kPa @ 13:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.0° C @ 13:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 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. 🙂

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 thoughts on “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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