Batten down the Hatches

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 9. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.7° C
    -1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.68 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 21.2 km/h
    gusting 33.8 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.7° C
    Heat Index
    22.7° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    1.7
    Solar
    256 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.65 kPa @ 15:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 24.4km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 Tdy.

Now for the real forecast. πŸ™‚

There is a Wind Warning in Effect.

Here’s the Synopsis from Environment Canada.

I’ve added emphasis for us.

Start:

Inland Vancouver Island
4:08 AM PDT Friday 02 April 2010
Wind warning for
Inland Vancouver Island continued

Winds southeast 60 to 80 km/h expected today over much of Vancouver Island, the southern gulf island and the Sunshine Coast.

Winds southeast 50 to 70 km/h expected today over metro Vancouver.

This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

An intensifying pacific frontal system off the British Columbia coast is approaching Vancouver Island this morning. The associated low pressure centre is forecast to track across Central Vancouver island early this afternoon. Ahead of the low, winds are forecast to rise to southeast 60 to 80 km/h over most of the south coast. The low will then move into the interior this evening. In its wake, the winds will shift to the southwest and become very gusty through the evening.

Around when I was 10 or 11 I remember an Easter weekend when my parents were out for an Easter Lunch and my brother and I stayed home. It was crazy windy. We were watching TV, and all of a sudden heard this “crrraaaack”. And we watched a maple tree just off our property fall in towards us. Luckily it was far enough that it didn’t hit the house, but it did happen to fall right down the middle of a dogwood tree with a split trunk that “caught” it.

Won’t forget that. πŸ™‚

Enjoy the Mother natures show tomorrow… stay safe.

8 Replies to “Batten down the Hatches”

  1. West Coast wasn’t bad – we did keep our power, not like many other places on this rock. We delayed departure for camping until Saturday to let things die down a little, and some cleanup to happen.

  2. Latest NOAA imagery I’m receiving shows another big looking swirl offshore, but I’m not what it might be packing for nastiness based on the EC forecasts for the next few days.

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