Mon. May 20th, 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 Monday 20 May 2019 - Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Tuesday: Clearing in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 25. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 20. Friday night: Clear. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.8° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 12.9 km/h
    gusting 24.1 km/h
    Humidity
    57 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.8° C
    Heat Index
    16.8° C
    Dewpoint
    8.3° C
    UV
    2.4
    Solar
    310 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:50:00 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
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    17.6° C @ 13:28 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 01:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.71 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.6 kPa @ 12:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 01:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.6° C @ 13:28 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.1km/h @ 02:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1209W/m2 @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.2 @ 12:28 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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