Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Chance of Thundershowers this afternoon before variable Salmon Festival 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
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 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
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 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!