Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

First Fall Storms to bring rain all week. Rainfall warning on West coast

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 23 February 2019 - Saturday night: Rain showers and flurries changing to a few flurries near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Sunday: Clearing in the morning. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 7. Wednesday: Snow. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.3° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.3° C
    Heat Index
    4.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:55:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (74% full)
    Civil Set
    18:25
    Day Length
    12:32:32
    Day High
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 15:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    650W/m2 @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:25 Tdy.

And so it begins. We have what looks like a full week of rain headed our way and we start today with a rainfall warning issued for the west coast of VI and a special weather statement for the rest of us.

The system will be diving down the Island starting this morning.

Here are the statements from EC:

Rainfall warning issued for:
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Current details:
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A frontal system over central BC will slowly move southward today spreading significant amount of rainfall over parts of the south coast.

Rain will taper off on Tuesday as the front moves eastward. Rainfall amounts are expected to be near 100 mm by Tuesday morning.

Special weather statement issued for:
East Vancouver Island, B.C. (081300)
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Two fall storms will bring double rain events to BC this week.

A strong and mild southwesterly flow from the Pacific is maintaining a frontal zone over central coast. This front will slowly move southward today spreading a significant amount of rainfall over the south coast tonight. See public warnings for more details. Rain will taper off on Tuesday over coastal regions. Freezing levels over the BC interior will drop slightly on Tuesday afternoon changing precipitations into flurries at summit level for some highway passes.
The second storm system will arrive on the south coast early Wednesday, bringing another round of wind and heavy rain. Rainfall and wind warnings may be issued for this storm.

We can expect the rain to begin before 8AM this morning in Port Alberni and intensify around 11 or 12.

The rain should taper off around 5PM as you can see below.

But it will reintensify around midnight tonight.

The first storm will finally move away Tuesday morning.

We get a bit of a break on Tuesday but Wednesday morning  storm number 2 arrives.  It will be focus more on northwest Washington but we will still get plent more rain from it.

Thursday and Friday don’t look too bad but Saturday another storm comes through.