Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Wet Weekend – March 2013 Warm and Dry

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers this afternoon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.7° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    4.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.5° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    162 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.15 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    172W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 10:16 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.