Warm Weeks coming

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.7° C
    1.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 0.3 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    41 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.7° C
    Heat Index
    15.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    4.3
    Solar
    880 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:35:00 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
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (50% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    15.7° C @ 14:34 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.9 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    15.7° C @ 14:34 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.5km/h @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

Note: Over the next day or so you might see the website delayed in updates. It’s just some traffic on my home connection that will be over by the end of Monday or Tuesday night.

The models are showing us getting out of our rather chilly, foggy existence and into something a little more pleasant.

We will have showers and rain on and off through the week. Temperatures should stay above freezing at night and nearer 10 (as it was today) during the day as we remain under the influence of tropical moisture and air coming up from Hawaii.

As was mentioned in the Comments of the last post, there was a bunch of thundering activity on Saturday night all across the West Island. Always fun to get some of that in our area as it just isn’t very common.

It’s going to be a quiet time around here… to fill the time a bit, please consider reading this important, recent post on where we are at with Global Warming as the data from 2011 rolls in.

2011: Earth’s 11th warmest year; where is the climate headed?

The year 2011 tied with 1997 as the 11th warmest year since records began in 1880, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center said last week. NASA rated 2011 as the 9th warmest on record. Land temperatures were the 8th warmest on record, and ocean temperatures, the 11th warmest. For the Arctic, which has warmed about twice as much as the rest of the planet, 2011 was the warmest year on record (between 64°N and 90°N latitude.) The year 2011 was also the 2nd wettest year over land on record, as evidenced by some of the unprecedented flooding Earth witnessed. The wettest year over land was the previous year, 2010.

We all know how cold 2011 felt around here, thanks in large part to La Nina. Notice our small, blue, part of the world was the exception…

The year 2011 was the warmest year on record when a La Niña event was present. Global temperatures were 0.12°C (0.2°F) cooler than the record warmest year for the planet (2010), and would very likely have been the warmest on record had an El Niño event been present instead.

Is Rome burning while we fiddle?