Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Downpours and thunderclaps. One more day of wild weather

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.2° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.36 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.2° C
    Heat Index
    -0.2° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.4° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    231 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:20:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.36 kPa @ 10:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    272W/m2 @ 10:15 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 10:15 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!