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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018 - Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 34. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 27. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Clear. Low 12. Saturday: Sunny. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.3° C
    -2.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    10.9 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    31.9° C
    Dewpoint
    23° C
    UV
    1.5
    Solar
    499 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    267 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (21% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.33 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.7km/h @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    967W/m2 @ 13:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.9 @ 13:24 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.