Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

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 11:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.0° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.17 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    3.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.0° C
    Heat Index
    2.0° C
    Dewpoint
    1.9° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    231 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:10:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    2.1° C @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.17 kPa @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.1° C @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    297W/m2 @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 11:01 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.

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 8.07.58 AM

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.