Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

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

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.4° C
    1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.99 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 0.6 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.4° C
    Heat Index
    5.4° C
    Dewpoint
    5.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    80 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    37.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (19% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.93 kPa @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 11:14 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.6km/h @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    499W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 13:21 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.