Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Big rain Thursday. But good news long weekend!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.6° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.44 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    49 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.6° C
    Heat Index
    21.6° C
    Dewpoint
    10.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Tdy.

We’ve had almost 11mm of rain in the past 24hrs and we are going to get a whole lot more before the end of the work week.

But before you think that this month has been abnormally wet, that’s just your summer wishful thinking kicking in. So far we have received 37mm of rain in August. The normal rainfall for Port Alberni (Robertson Creek Hatchery) is 50mm.

I think it’s just that our Augusts have been so dry over the past few years that we’ve forgotten that late August especially often brings rain.

We should definitely reach that normal mark if the forecast for the next couple days pans out.

After a bit of a rest through Wednesday, the rain should return by 8PM or so.

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But that’s just the warmup. Thursday will bring major rainfall starting in the late morning and lasting clear through to Midnight Friday.

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Orange is 2mm of rainfall per hour.

But then the good news:

Fear not, there is a bright side to all of this.

#1 BCwildfire.ca has lifted the campfire ban for Coastal BC.

#2 It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! There might be some fog lingering in the mornings, but it should clear up and be beautiful Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labour Day Weekend!

So to all of you going out to fish in the World Famous Port Alberni Salmon Derby and Festival, good luck! It’s going to be a great weekend to be on the water.