Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SOMASS

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.9° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.27 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.9° C
    Heat Index
    2.9° C
    Dewpoint
    1.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:05:00 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
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.8° C @ 03:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.27 kPa @ 03:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.2° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.0km/h @ 03:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

This from the River Forecast Centre this morning.

“Important note: The River Forecast Centre’s website test server is not available and we are not able to update the web version of this Flood Warning. Please refer to this email for the Flood Warning but NOT the River Forecast Centre’s website. We will update the website as soon as the test server becomes available.

Flood Warning – Somass River (UPGRADED)

ISSUED: November 26, 2017 10:30 AM

The River Forecast Centre is upgrading to a Flood Warning for:

· Somass River including Sproat River, Ash River and tributaries

A series of frontal systems have moved over Vancouver Island last week and this weekend, saturating the soil in this area and causing lake levels to increase considerably.

· ASH RIVER BELOW MORAN CREEK (08HB023) is currently flowing at 230 m3/s, which is a 2-5 year return period flow, and is peaking now

· SPROAT RIVER NEAR ALBERNI (08HB008) is currently flowing at 250 m3/s, which is a 2-5 year return period flow, and is still rising

· SOMASS RIVER NEAR ALBERNI is currently estimated to be running at 785 m3/s, which is a 2-5 year return period flow and close to the 2015 flood level

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) forecast about 10 mm rainfall for Port Alberni on each of Sunday and Monday and then 40 mm Tuesday. The current hydrologic modeling indicates that further rises equalling or exceeding 2016 levels for these three rivers are expected. The rivers are expected to peak on Monday.””