Wild and crazy Spring weather

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018 - Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 34. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 27. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Clear. Low 12. Saturday: Sunny. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.3° C
    -2.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    10.9 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    31.9° C
    Dewpoint
    23° C
    UV
    1.5
    Solar
    499 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    277 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (21% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.33 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.7km/h @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    967W/m2 @ 13:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.9 @ 13:24 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.