Sat. Jul 20th, 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 PDT Saturday 20 July 2019 - Saturday: Sunny. High 28. UV index 7 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 7. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 29. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 27. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low 13. Wednesday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    10.8° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.08 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.8° C
    Heat Index
    10.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    123 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    14.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.6° C @ 06:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.08 kPa @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.6° C @ 06:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    135W/m2 @ 07:02 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!