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Airport breaks record Tuesday. More coming, including hurricane remnants!

After an exceptionally dry start to Fall last year, the pendulum has swung back. In only two days we have received 134.4mm of rain at the Airport. So far for the month the total is 292.4mm. Last October we only got 25mm of rain.  The AVTimes reports today that we set a daily record and the storm caused a mudslide that has cut off Bamfield and Anacla.  But I’ll have more on the history of this month next week. For now, we have more rain coming our way.

It is raining right now. Be careful on the roads and highway. There is lots of pooling and running water.

Today
We have already surpassed what the models said we would get. The system is lingering more than predicted.

It should start to ease off by around 9AM but there will be showers all day until sundown when it should be dry for the evening.

A reprieve Friday

The atmosphere looks like it will dry out completely by Friday morning and we should stay dry all of Friday.

We then have a very interesting situation coming at as Saturday.

Saturday rain from the south

Usually our frontal systems sweep rain down from the North or straight in from the West as low pressure centers head up into the Gulf of Alaska,

On Saturday a low is predicted to hit southern Washington State and Oregon and sweep a front up from the south to us.

You can see the low here:
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And here is the frontal band zoomed in as it moves up to us.IMG_4923-0.GIF

Hurricane Anna Remnants on Monday night

Finally, to top the weekend off and start the week right, the remnants of Tropical Storm Anna near Hawaii are predicted to get pulled up into our Storm track, which you can see below, and into our area somewhere between Haida Gwaii and Oregon. The models are still jumping around so nothing for sure yet. But the fun never stops!
Current Satellite:
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Here is the track from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:
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And here is the forecast from UWash on where it will hit Sunday… Much closer to us. The spin is so tight you can see the centre of the low from Anna in the model itself. It will be short lived, but likely pack a good punch.

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Happy Thursday!

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UPDATE 9:45PM RAINFALL WARNING ISSUED : Stormy skies bringing heavy rain and wind today and tonight.

Update 9:45PM

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc45#410131331074164441201410220502

Issued at 2014-10-22 04:10 UTC by Environment Canada:
Rainfall warning issued for:
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Rain, at times heavy, continues. Heavy rainfall with amounts of 100 mm by early Wednesday morning as a Pacific frontal system moves through the area tonight.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

Update 8:45PM

Power Outages have been fixed up in the Valley. None reported right now, but there are others around the Island.

Update 5:30PM
Still storming hard on the West Coast:

And the rain continues as well…
Power outages are increasing. Around 130 in Port Alberni at Sproat Lake and 400 in the Courtenay and Bowser areas on the east side.

The wind has not started yet, though if you get a look at the clouds… They are moving…

Update 3:45PM: bchydro.com reporting some power outages on the Island, but nothing major in Port Alberni yet.

Update 3:30PM:

Get ready for the deluge.

The rain should start between noon and 2PM. The real fun won’t come until tonight though with very heavy rain predicted between 8-11PM and lasting until morning.

We should easily get 50mm possibly up to 60mm between now and tomorrow morning.

We may also see some very strong wind gusts tonight around the region with a pocket of 50-60knot (100kph) winds developing off Barkley Sound, in Juan deFuca Strait and off Vancouver Airport/Tsawwassen

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Batten down the hatches! :)