Wild and crazy Spring weather

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

    Forecast Issued 07:40 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. 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
    7.7° C
    2.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.1 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.7° C
    Heat Index
    7.7° C
    Dewpoint
    5.4° C
    UV
    3.0
    Solar
    701 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:50:00 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 (48% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    7.7° C @ 10:49 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
    103.07 kPa @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.2km/h @ 04:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    747W/m2 @ 10:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.1 @ 10:49 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.