Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Wild and crazy Spring weather

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Thursday night: Mainly cloudy. Clearing near midnight. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low zero. Sunday: Sunny. High 17. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.54 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 11.3 km/h
    gusting 27.4 km/h
    Humidity
    46 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    3.2° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    69 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:45:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:34
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (68% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:17:21
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 15:39 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.7° C @ 05:52 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.8 kPa @ 08:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.46 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.7° C @ 05:52 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 15:39 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.9km/h @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    939W/m2 @ 13:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.0 @ 13:04 Tdy.

Spring is always my favourite time of year. Only now do you have the chance to see hail, snow, sun, rain, lightning and wind all in a day, or even a few minutes. And yesterday was one of those days.

Lucky for us, the East Coast got it a little worse than us..

We got some hail, but Nanaimo got so much it looked like snow and turned into a gooey slushy mess.
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In the afternoon, we got some brilliant sunshine.
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But an hour or two later, this is what it looked like at the Parksville Junction on Hwy19.
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There was also an inch or two of slush in Cathedral grove.

The good news is we should see plenty of sun today. It’s going to stay cold in the mornings for a while yet but the suns warmth is increasing and we should get above 10C everyday. Saturday will be a little cloudy, but it shouldn’t rain much if at all. And Sunday through early next week looks pretty great.

Oh, one last thing. Have you ever listened to hail? It’s a neat sound. My wife and converted weather geek Theresa took this video of hail falling yesterday.

Ok, so its not really exciting to watch, but if we didnt have this video, how would we know what hail sounded like? 😉

Have a great weekend.