FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR SOMASS

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.6° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.68 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 7.7 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.6° C
    Heat Index
    17.6° C
    Dewpoint
    10.9° C
    UV
    1.3
    Solar
    323 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.2 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (38% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1283W/m2 @ 15:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 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.””