Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Full Labour Day Weekend Forecast – Plus Wind for Fishers

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 September 2019 - Thursday night: Showers ending before morning then cloudy. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 12. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 18. Saturday night: Rain. Low 14. Sunday: Showers. High 19. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 17.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.9° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.71 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
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    Humidity
    92 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.9° C
    Heat Index
    14.9° C
    Dewpoint
    13.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:29
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (68% full)
    Civil Set
    19:54
    Day Length
    13:12:35
    Day High
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.9° C @ 02:19 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 02:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.9° C @ 02:19 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

That’s my father-in-law Cliff with one of a bunch of salmon they caught on Thursday! I didn’t ask him for permission to post that photo. Muahahahaha. Nice fish Cliff!

It will definitely feel cool this weekend as the high that protected us and gave us so much warm weather for so long has finally broken down. That said, the likelihood of strong rain isn’t too great and the accumulations have definitely been ratcheted down. It is more likely that we will just get bouts of light rain off and on through the weekend.

Specific times rain will move through:

We might get some very light rain this morning. The forecast is for only .5mm to 1mm between 5-8AM so don’t expect a downpour.
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The evening and night look clear of rain though probably a little chilly.  Good fireworks weather for the fireworks tonight but you might want to bundle up a little.

Next chance for rain will be late Saturday morning into early afternoon.
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We might get around 4mm in total. Still not much, but enough to put a damper on the Salmon Festival for most of the day. It should clear after dark.

The strongest chance of rain will thankfully wait to happen during the evening on Sunday. Anyone camping will want to have the campfire going and the tarps up by dinner time. As the rain wil sweep down before 8PM. It will be windy near the water too. More on that below.
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It will clear by sunrise Monday morning so that should keep the fishermen happy.

The showers will return Monday afternoon, but they won’t amount to much.

Totals:
For the entire weekend the model currently has us getting (by 5PM each day) 2mm Friday, 8mm Saturday, 4mm Sunday and 4mm Monday.

Wind:

I was asked by some fisher friends about the wind. My understanding isn’t quite good enough to make a really confident prediction but going by the high resolution (1.3km) forecast that shows most of the Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound, the winds look like they will be calm every morning but build still build every afternoon.

Specific best guess times for wind starts:

Friday by 2PM to 8PM.

Saturday looks not fun especially in Barkley Sound. It will be windy in the morning before 5AM and building all morning to peak near before noon and then slowly dying off by evening.

Sunday morning looks pretty calm but the wind will return by midday stronger than Satuday and it looks nasty on the outside Sunday evening. No night fishing.

Monday morning is calm again for the last shot before the Derby ends.

Have a great weekend everyone and good luck to all the Derby participants! Sounds like there are lots of fish to be caught! Tight lines!