Major Cloudburst last night!

Fall Continues!

Looks like around 2AM this morning we had a major burst of rain. The same wasn’t recorded at the Harbour Quay station, but it looks like it’s having problems as we have had 16mm and they have had 1mm recorded today. Nicks weather station looks to have recorded a similar event up where he is in Cameron Heights (i think?). We haven’t had a rain event that strong since August last year and November 2006 when we had the major flooding. Thankfully this one only lasted for a matter of minutes rather than hours.

Was anybody up, or awakened, by a major downpour overnight? Would be great to get confirmation. Either way though, it’s going to stay wet all day. Should dry up for tomorrow and Monday/Tuesday before another system comes in Wednesday and Thursday.

UPDATE: Me have da bad gramar and fat fingers today. I fix all up now.

UPDATE 2: Wow. This doesn’t happen often, so definitely worth an update.. especially if you have friends or family in Mexico. No danger for Baja yet, but Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta will all be getting some weather from this.

Hurricane RIck off the Pacific coast of Mexico has intensified into a “Spectacular”, 155knot (288kph) Category 5 Hurricane.

From the NOAA:

the satellite presentation of Hurricane Rick can be expressed in one word…spectacular. The eye is quite distinct and is surrounded by very deep convection. On the last available visible images one could see the sunlight reflecting off the eastern side of the eyewall and the stadium effect that is typical of intense hurricanes.

Here’s that Visible satellite shot: (Click for large)
Hurricane Rick 2009

Based on these data..the initial intensity has been increased to 155 knots. This makes Rick the second strongest hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific after Linda in 1997.
There is an opportunity for Rick to gather a little more strength tonight or early Sunday…

Here’s another shot, infrared this time from wunderground. (Click image for large)
Hurricane Rick Infrared Shot
Wow.

13 Replies to “Major Cloudburst last night!”

  1. My manual rain gauge showed, since this last rain started,38mm a few min.ago. I just use it for my gardening usualy to see if I need to water. The last period of rainfall earlier in the week showed a total of 65mm, when the sun finaly came out just before noon. I know you usually do a 24 hr. period but I ain’t that technical and my National Geogrphic weather stn. stopped reading. Some day I’ll look at it! Us retirees can do that!
    Oh yes I do enjoy your blog and prefer your weather site from the BC weather site.

  2. Cool! Assuming you didn’t empty it yesterday that would be a little less than what I’ve received here since this rain event started (I think I’m up around 40-50mm). But well within range.

    I’m glad you enjoy the blog!

  3. Hey Chris.. yeah, it opened up a bit around 2, and again at 3.

    I’m up to 24mm as of 1130am, and I had 41mm yesterday. I resited my rain gauge away from the house abit more, and seems to have a better reading area. Oh, I lied, its 25mm today now.

    I’m not quite sure I’m in Cameron Heights, thats more to the southwest of where I am. I’m a block up from Maquinna school on 15th.

  4. But I will take this lull in liquid sunshine to attend to the gutters. Mom says it was pouring over in a few spots. Yeah, I’d say there was a valleys worth of needles and cones in there.

  5. Chris: I woke up to the sound of a decent downpour last night @ 2:00AM. I believe it was only one event in the 10th & Roger area.

  6. Well, we had a couple real doozies of downpours in Ukee on Saturday. Penn looked like a river from the schools to Little Beach. I had to clear the cedar crap off the driveway to allow water flow, and got soaked in the 30 seconds I was out in it!! 51mm for Ukee for Saturday. Yikes!

  7. i was up and heard the rain don’t have a thing to measure YET but i will i enjoy your blog as well

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