Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

Forecast Change! But will we get rain? And then it ends!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:31 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 11. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.2° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.2° C
    Heat Index
    13.2° C
    Dewpoint
    11.6° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    59 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 Tdy.

Update 2PM: Well, we got the rain! Judging by the front moving through on the radar, it should keep going until about between 2:30 and 3PM. Then we should dry out. Hope the racers and spectators got under cover!

Well the forecast (from all sources) made a big shift to rain today. Victoria and Vancouver are getting serious rain this morning, but what about us??

I’ve waited for the UWash models to finish their morning update before posting this so we have the best possible idea for the afternoon.

The best chance for showers, and they still appear light, will be today between 12PM and 2PM. Here is the 2PM image:

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There will be a slight chance of showers after 2PM but it should be dry. Honestly though, I will be surprised if we get any rain at all. Since this rain is coming more from the East, than the West, Nanaimo and points South of us are going to get that rain squeeze out as they hit the mountains and we are going to be the ones in the rain shadow! That doesn’t happen often, go figure!

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As you can see on the radar here… things are kind of going around the Valley. So for those of you burning your tires at Thunder in the Valley, fear not. If it rains, it won’t last long and the runway should dry fast!

As for the next week. It seems like this little blip, is not going to last and while we won’t be sweating as much, it’s going to stay dry and pleasant warm temperatures.