Chance of Thundershowers this afternoon before variable Salmon Festival Weekend

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 21 May 2018 - Monday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Sunday: Cloudy. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.86 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    92 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.9° C
    Heat Index
    9.9° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    6 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:55:00 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
    04:47
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (43% full)
    Civil Set
    21:45
    Day Length
    13:15:49
    Day High
    10.5° C @ 00:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.7° C @ 02:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.7° C @ 02:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.5° C @ 00:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.1km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    7W/m2 @ 05:53 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We will see some more rain before the end of the day.

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Notice the blue pockets of heavy rain in the image for 2-5PM above.

There is some chance of thunderstorms as the unstable airmass has its way this afternoon.

This is the picture 11AM-2PM showing some modest activity in the Valley.

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So we should expect some thunder and lightning today.  It may not happen, or it may be quite widespread… the models are never very reliable on calling how intense these things are.  Given how cool it is though, I would not expect it to be a very strong storm.

Salmon Festival Forecast!

Great news!  The DFO has now lifted the restriction on Spring/Chinook salmon so that 1 fish can be caught over the 77cm length limit!  That means the Salmon Festival will be a Chinook festival again.  There will be added drama as folks big which big fish they should keep.

Will they catch a bigger one than the one on the line right now?  That will be the $20,000 question! Yikes!

It will be mostly clear Friday and Saturday.  Showers will roll in on Saturday night.

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It should make for a potentially bumpy Sunday morning on the Inlet so be prepared.  But it is supposed to clear out before 5AM Sunday in the Harbour, further down the Inlet and in Barkley Sound it will remain rainy and probably pretty lumpy.  Make sure you check the Marine Forecasts.

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Rain will continue on and off all day Sunday and then it should taper off again for a pleasant Monday.

If you are going camping this weekend… bring a tarp! 😉

Have a great one everyone!