Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Dry start, wet end to week including Halloween.

  • 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
    0.0° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.37 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
    0.0° C
    Heat Index
    0.0° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.1° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    276 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:40:00 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
    102.37 kPa @ 10:29 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
    302W/m2 @ 10:22 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 10:36 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.