Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Wet week but thankful we aren’t in Oklahoma

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.5° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.3 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.5° C
    Heat Index
    -0.5° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.6° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    124 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:25:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.3 kPa @ 09:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 09:12 Tdy.

There is a really interesting pattern developing this week that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before (that doesn’t mean its abnormal, I’ve just never noticed it).

The forecast animation for the next few days shows it well go here to check it out.

Basically we have a number of weak low pressure systems spawning in the Interior just east and north of Vancouver Island an then rotating counter clockwise across the north Island and west and south of us.

This snapshot shows two in the procession, one on the Island, one earlier one off Washington State.

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What it all means is a damp and cool week, which isn’t all bad. Previous long range forecasts were calling for a warm and dry May. Those have not panned out. We will see if the June forecast for cool wet weather holds or is also off.

Oklahoma

Anyone interested in the weather would have been glued to the coverage of the tornado in Oklahoma yesterday. There is no force of Mother Nature more destructive than a 300km/hr or more tornado that can make houses disappear and rip concrete off highways.

There is an excellent analysis of the tornado by Jeff Masters here.

This is suburbia, in Moore, OK outside Oklahoma City, levelled by a tornado.
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If you are so inclined, the Red Cross is a good place to donate as the thousands of people affected, not just in Moore, OK but in many other places that have been affected by severe weather this week, try to rebuild.

Oh.. there is always good in the midst of sadness. Watch this.