Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    10 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 11:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Ystd

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.