Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Batten down the Hatches

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 21 October 2019 - Monday night: Showers ending after midnight then clearing. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 8. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning. Low plus 3. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 6. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 14. Thursday night: Showers. Low 8. Friday: Periods of rain. High 14. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 12. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    10.3° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.97 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.3° C
    Heat Index
    10.3° C
    Dewpoint
    10.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:50:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:17
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (41% full)
    Civil Set
    18:49
    Day Length
    13:03:39
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.3° C @ 01:34 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.97 kPa @ 01:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.78 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.3° C @ 01:34 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 2km/h @ 01:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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 thoughts on “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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