April 3, 2020

Big Wind Saturday Night?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 02 April 2020 - Thursday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of rain showers early this evening. 30 percent chance of flurries overnight. Low minus 1. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in the morning then 30 percent chance of rain showers late in the morning and early afternoon. 40 percent chance of showers over southern sections in the afternoon. High 7. UV index 3 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries before morning. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low zero. Sunday: Sunny. High 11. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    4.2° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    101.88 kPa
    SSE 2 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    82 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    1.4° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:35:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (71% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    5.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.9° C @ 02:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.88 kPa @ 02:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.3° C @ 00:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12km/h @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We’re looking down the barrel at quite the powerful little system coming at us tonight.

Saturday afternoon and evening should be the worst of it. There are already warnings flying for the East, West, and South Coast of Vancouver Island as well as the Sunshine Coast.

What I find most interesting though is where there is *not* a warning (yet?). And that’s the North end of the Island. I wonder if that means they expect the storm to come over us?

Who knows. Anyway, it’s pretty to look at. Check it out on the water vapor animations. Awesome.

We should get up into at least the 50kph range with the possibility that we get gusts into the 70s. They are always shy about putting up a wind warning for our region, so I always expect more than what they predict for us, especially those nearest the Harbour or out in deepest Beaver Creek.

Stay safe, have some candles handy, and have fun!

7 thoughts on “Big Wind Saturday Night?

  1. We got down to 986.x mb overnight. And man it was windy last night! Wasn’t sure the power was gonna hold for the dance I was doing. And I got soaked loading the gear out at the end!

  2. Hi Eve!

    I’ve been wanting to do an update the past couple days but have been just too busy.. but I *have* found a really sweet, and free, forecasting service, so I’ll be using that in the next update.

    Coming soon!

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