Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

First Day of Spring! Windy… rain tapering off.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.1° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.1° C
    Heat Index
    2.1° C
    Dewpoint
    1.8° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    151 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    193W/m2 @ 10:20 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 10:19 Tdy.

Quick update(10:20AM): Wind Peak has grown for West Coast for 2PM…
Change shown below:

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4PM shows 65-70knot (110-130+kph) gusts possible for Tsawassen/Georgia Strait. Ferry cancellations likely.

We’ve had a wet night. We have received 30mm of rain since this storm started around 4PM yesterday. Overnight we had bouts of wet snow and I woke up to slush covering my car.

The wind will pick up this morning, it has already prompted the Powell River ferry to be cancelled. The UWash model shows extreme winds for the Ucluelet and Tofino area, the strongest of the winter that I remember.

Here is the peak of the winds forecast at 2PM.

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You can see the dark purple aimed right at Ucluelet and the mouth of Barkley Sound. Gusts to 70 knots or 130kph. We will see whether that happens. I will try to update when the new forecast comes out around 9AM.

We can expect gusts in the 60-80kph range in our area. We don’t have a wind warning for our area, but the rest of the Island and South coast does. Batten down the hatches.

Welcome to Spring!