Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Downpours and thunderclaps. One more day of wild weather

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 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
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The unstable weather continues and there is some potential for extremely heavy downpours that people should be aware of on the mid Island including around Nanoose and Port Alberni.  Click through for details.

This morning as I was driving to Parksville to catch the bus into work  it was hard to miss this impressive cloud.

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This appears to be the real life manifestation of the blob of green (heavy rain) on last nights model run for the this time this morning.

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Thankfully while there is a bit of wet on the roads, the heaviest rain appears to be falling over the waters of Georgia Strait.

Here is the view once I got to VIU.

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It’s going to be another unstable day.  There will be a small chance of thunderstorms.  The Alberni Valley is predicted to get some rain in the afternoon.  You can see the progression below from this mornings scattered showers up to 11AM.

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Then intensifying on the south portion of the Island between 11AM-2PM as thunderstorms start to develop.

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And those cells shifting slightly north and affecting the south portions of Port Alberni especially.

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This is similar to yesterday where Alberni Elementary and Alberniweather each recorded 1.25mm but Maquinna received over 8mm.  Very localized rain events.  Some peoples gardens will be happier than others!

There is a still a chance of afternoon showers along the mountain ranges on Thursday and Friday but it should stay mostly dry elsewhere.

It should get gradually warmer with Sunday looking like our first return to full sunshine and summer temperatures.  The beginning of next week is looking very nice!

Happy Wednesday!