Tue. Jan 28th, 2020

Wild and crazy Spring weather

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 28 January 2020 - Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. High 8. Tuesday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening. Rain beginning late this evening. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain ending in the morning then clearing. High 8. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Thursday: Rain. High 7. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 9. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High plus 5. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.4° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.27 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.4° C
    Heat Index
    2.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:55:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    2.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    285.2 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:20
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (13% full)
    Civil Set
    17:44
    Day Length
    12:32:07
    Day High
    4.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 07:37 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    2.8mm/hr @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.27 kPa @ 07:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.84 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.4° C @ 07:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 03:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.