Special: very localized downpour on Tuesday

Even though I am on the shore of the Columbia River in Oregon (near Hood River), I have been hearing sbout the downpour yesterday in Port Alberni!

Sounds quite dramatic including videos posted on facebook.

it sounded to me like a localized thundershower type of event and the data bears that out thanks to our multiple stations in the Valley.

Here are the three graphs from the Islandweather stations for Alberniweather, Alberni Elementary and Maquinna Elementary.  Alberni obviously “got it”.  Note the scales are different so the bars are not proportional.

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The official reading at the airport is only 0.8m.  This kind of thing is not unusual at this time of year, but it is always a bit of a surprise.

Love this kind of stuff.  Even when I am 2000km away. :)  feel free to post youtube video in the comments and Ill repost them in this post.  Ill be back Sunday.

 

Hot weekend – Away for a while

We are back to hot temperatures over 30° C Friday, Saturday, Sunday and maybe Monday too.  Just to put the rain we had in perspective.  Notice on the right hand side (or on the main page if you are on a phone. ) a value in yellow labelled “ET” which stands for Evapotranspiration.  That means basically, how much water is lost from the earth and plants due to sun and wind.  Today, and most summer days, it was 5mm.  By contrast we have received 9mm this entire month so far.  Doesn’t take long for that 9mm to evaporate!

I will be signing off this page for a week while we do a little bit of galavanting around Washington State.  If interesting weather happens I may post some pictures of East, South or Western Washington as we make our way around.

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I am hoping for lightning storms, but the forecast doesn’t look promising. :)

Have a wonderful week.  You can expect another post Next Sunday.