Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Big rain Thursday. But good news long weekend!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 25 January 2020 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy in the morning. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Friday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.4° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.54 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.4° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    Dewpoint
    7.3° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    122 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:40:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    6.6 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    253.0 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:23
    Moon Phase
    New (1% full)
    Civil Set
    17:39
    Day Length
    12:31:29
    Day High
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.6° C @ 07:29 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.3mm/hr @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.56 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.2° C @ 08:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5km/h @ 11:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    494W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 12:00 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.