Sat. Sep 22nd, 2018

Check out a great free app for current conditions! Rain beginning evening Wednesday

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:44 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018 - Friday night: Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 6. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.74 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    ENE 1.2 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    2.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    14.4° C
    UV
    0.3
    Solar
    86 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:20:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    22.9 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    19.6mm/hr @ 16:10 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.74 kPa @ 17:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.7km/h @ 12:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 10:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:49 Tdy.

Before I get started, I want you to know about a great app available for iOS (I don’t have an Android device so please if someone has suggestions let me know).

The App is called “WUnderstation”.  It connects to any Personal Weather Station that reports to the Wunderground service.

Note Wunderstation is for iPad Only (sorry! Didn’t realize that :))

Wunderground has two apps, for iPhone and Android:

Weather Underground (iPhone) (Android)

and

WUnderMap (iPhone) (Android) (iPad)

There happen to be three, including mine, in the Alberni Valley!

It displays all the information from the station plus archived information as well.

it does it in multiple kinds of views. You can have as much or as little as you wish. My station is listed as “Redford”

Go check it out on the App Store. It is free, and no ads!

You should notice some new displays on the sidebar here. I am trying out some new plugins for the blog and working on other things on the backend of the site to modernize it and improve the displays.  So stay tuned for that.

 

As for the forecast, I don’t think we will see much if any snow in Port Alberni despite the EC forecast this morning.

The Uwash model shows little to no precipitation at all this morning. It was drizzling a little when I stepped out the door this morning and there is some on the radar but I don’t expect any serious precipitation until tonight in the 4-7PM period.

Once that moisture rolls in we will be at the mercy of the air temperature to determine if we get any snow but given how warm it is in Tofino and Victoria (8-9°C) I think the warm air will come in pretty quickly and ensure this is a rain event only.  However, you never know, so be prepared if you are driving tonight or tomorrow morning.