October 20, 2020

Threat of Snow remains — But warmth taking hold

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. High 10. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 9. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Windy. High 7. Friday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9.

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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