Dry start, wet end to week including Halloween.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 4.8 km/h
    gusting 14.5 km/h
    Humidity
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    72 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:30:00 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
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.72 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.4km/h @ 16:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

There are some unexpected light misting showers falling in Nanaimo as I type this.

Things should dry up completely on the Island by the end of the morning and remain dry through Tuesday.  We have some signficant rain showers coming on Wednesday.  They will start before 5AM.

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The rain will continue all day with total accumulations up to 5PM Wednesday of up to 30mm.

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The rain should ease a bit Thursday but return on Friday and Saturday.  More details when those dates are closer.

Note on Hurricane Patricia.  It looks like the high mountains around Puerto Vallarta saved the city from  really any ill effects at all. (Including my dad who lives north od the city).  However, the damage from the eye of the storm in the small villages to the south was extreme both from the wind and the storm surge and rain. Credit to the Mexican authorities for their very quick response and evacuations of key areas on very short notice (the storm only existed for 4 days total!). There appear to have been no fatalities from one of the top 3 strongest storms ever recorded on Earth.

The reason for it intensifying so quickly and becoming so strong?  Very warm sea surface temperature in that area of ocean.

Notice the curl of cooler than normal water now left in the wake of Hurricane Patricia…. all that energy went into the storm.

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The world is an amazing place.

Have a great Monday everyone.