Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Chance of Thunder continues. Watch for downpours.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.5° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.21 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    1.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.5° C
    Heat Index
    2.5° C
    Dewpoint
    2.4° C
    UV
    1.2
    Solar
    306 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    4.6 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    2.5° C @ 11:33 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.21 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.5° C @ 11:33 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    327W/m2 @ 11:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 11:30 Tdy.

We had some nice lightshows Sunday evening but nothing very close to town.

The same will probably be true this morning and through the day as there is activity left over all around the Island. The strongest activity is predicted to last through the morning through about 2PM as you can see in the series below.  The thunderstorms will be coming in from Georgia Strait into the Nanaimo area.

Here predictions for 8AM and 11AM Monday.
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There is a pretty strong thunderstorm cell around Lantzville predicted in the 11AM  picture. Nothing much near Port Alberni.

The rain activity will be a little more widespread.

Here are the days images from 8AM to 5PM. You can see the rains building over Georgia straight now and then spreading.  Note the pockets of blue where downpours are expected.

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The radar currently shows most of the activity is still to the north toward Courtenay/Comox and Texada but we will keep an eye on that through the day.

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There hasn’t been any lightning recently in the area.  It should pick up in the next couple hours though.  You can click the image to go to the EC Lightning tracker.

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The first half of the week should stay a little cool and a chance of showers will remain but by Thursday we should be back to summer weather.

HAPPY MONDAY! 🙂