Does the rain fall in the forest if you don’t measure it?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 19 May 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 9. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 25. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 29. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.9° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.47 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 2.4 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    82 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.9° C
    Heat Index
    12.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:45:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (32% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.9° C @ 04:41 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.47 kPa @ 04:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.9° C @ 04:41 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

It was cloudy, it was cool, there was rain (or possibly only virga?) visibly falling on the mountain ranges. There was even a downpour at a horse ranch out Beaver Creek (my wife was there :)). There were drops on the pavement at VIU that seemed to make the rabbits happy.  But it almost seemed like an illusion.

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While other parts of the Island did measure some rain, the radar image above sums it up.  The Alberni Valley officially was passed over.  None of the local stations including the Airport and UVic weather network stations recorded any accumulation.

Note the 0.0 below.

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So will the showers yesterday make a difference to the water levels, the forests, and  peoples gardens?  I don’t think so unfortunately.

The Wildfire Rating remains at High this morning.  It is not forecast to but they may choose to drop to it to Moderate today but I don’t think they will.  They have the possibility for it to rise again to Extreme in a few days.

Today it should be sunny and warm.  Tomorrow will be hotter still.

Dry Spring winding up.

There is no rain in our forecast.  We have received 8mm at my station so far this month.

The Summer Solstice occurs this year on June 21 at 9:39AM Pacific time.

Lets hope Summer is just as beautiful, but not quite as extreme as our Spring seems to have been.