Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:16 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.4° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.4° C
    Heat Index
    19.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:55:00 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
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:22:59
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 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.