Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Flooding Continues – Will Peak Saturday afternoon/evening then again Monday/Tuesday

  • 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
    1.7° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.2° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    97 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:00:00 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
    116W/m2 @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 09:41 Tdy.

The rain should begin to taper off in a few hours.  Sometime after midnight Friday/Saturday, but the damage is done.  Flooding is continuing along the Somass River and the Tseshaht First Nation are in emergency mode and have evacuated some people as they sandbag to try to protect homes near the river.  Full Flood Information is Here.

If you need sandbags the City of Port Alberni has sand and bags in the City Works parking lot on 6th Avenue.

We also had some unexpectedly strong winds on Friday afternoon that knocked out power in many parts of Port Alberni as well as Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  According to meteorologists, it may have been due to a micro-burst of wind.

 

The outlook remains wet. The rain should finally stop by around 4AM Saturday morning but the break won’t last. Showers will begin again around 11AM.  You can see the remains of tonights front moving through Washington state at the same time.

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A weak bit of rain will come through again on Saturday night and Sunday morning (including with the time change!).  But it will only be

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Most of Sunday actually looks OK though! It will be dry pretty much all day if the forecast is correct!

We then have another 30mm coming at us for Sunday night and Monday and then more on Tuesday.

Take care out there. And if you can volunteer at the Tseshaht Admin building at 7AM Saturday morning. They need help.