Sun. Oct 21st, 2018

Wet Weekend – March 2013 Warm and Dry

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018 - Saturday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Fog developing late this evening. Low 6. Sunday: Fog dissipating late in the morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing near noon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 5. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 9. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.1° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.87 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    94 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.1° C
    Heat Index
    9.1° C
    Dewpoint
    8.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:25:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    18.4° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 18:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.4° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.2km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    589W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:35 Tdy.

This weekend will be nothing like last weekend, but we really should not be too surprised about that. Today shouldn’t be too bad, but it will be wet tonight and tomorrow and Sunday we can throw in some wind into the mix.

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Great grass growing weather. Maybe next weekend we will get another chance to cut it.

March Redux

Since we’ve started a new month, its good to look back on the past month to get a sense of where we are, I’ve also included March 2012.

March Normals:

Ave Temp: 5.9C
High Temp: 10.8C
Low Temp: 0.9C
Rain: 203mm

March 2012:

Ave Temp: 3.7C
Ave High Temp: 7.9C
Ave Low Temp: 0.5C
Rain: 246mm

March 2013:

Ave Temp: 6.4C
Ave High Temp: 11.9C
Ave Low Temp: 2.4C
Rain: 152mm

As you can see, we have had a remarkable shift compared to last year. We got almost 100mm more rain in March last year than we did this year, and it was much colder as well.

Interestingly, if you average out 2012 and 2013, you come up with averages of 5.0C, 9.9C, 1.7C, 199mm… Still lower than normal for the highs and averages, but higher than normal for lows and bang on normal for precipitation.

That said we have to work in the now.

The warm temperatures and lack of rain means the snowpack has probably stopped growing. The lack of rain shouldn’t have been marked enough to affect growers. April is our last month where the normal rainfall is over 100mm. It’d be good to get our normal amount. The monthly forecast is dry and cool, we will see how it works out.