Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

A breather – then Round 3… As bad as Round 1?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.3° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    0 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    -1.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    8 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 12:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.6° C @ 00:04 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.59 kPa @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.8° C @ 00:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Get out and enjoy the crisp sunshiny day today… (I’m counting on no fog forming of course!)

We have our next round of the pineapple express coming our way. It has a whole bunch of tropical miosture in it that has already thrown a warning up for the West Coast for rain up to 120mm.

Here, like Monday, we are slated to receive a total of around 70mm from the storm. It will come down hard and fast so even though we don’t have snowmelt to add to the situation, the rain could cause flooding by itself.

There is a very high tide of 3.8m (12.5ft) on Saturday at 12:25pm which puts it right in the middle of the rain storm though perhaps at the front of it, so hopefully the tide is going down as the rain and wind picks up but I would still be aware of potential flooding of 3rd Ave and other effects due to the nasty combination.

The wind on Monday got up to 77kph. Yesterday it got to 64kph (though an impressive 167kph was recorded on Solander Island near the north tip of the Island). The barometer isn’t supposed to get down as low as it did Monday or yesterday so I don’t expect us to eclipse the 77 from Monday, but again, the possibility is there for downed power lines and almost dating cancelled ferry crossings as the Strait will be a mess.

Enjoy the sunrise and sunny day today. Be careful of ice this morning. And clear your gutters and storm drains! 🙂

3 thoughts on “A breather – then Round 3… As bad as Round 1?

  1. That storm was supposed to hit tonight, but at midnight it’s still quiet out here. Rain is just starting up now. Might get nasty later though.

  2. Rainfall warning status in Port Alberni this morning.  This looks like it might be bigger than expected.  I’ll be down at Clutesi Marina at 12:30!

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