Grab a Cocktail – Here comes the Pineapple Express

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 July 2018 - Saturday: Mainly sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 33. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 32. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.1° C
    1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.07 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 0.1 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    47 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.1° C
    Heat Index
    23.1° C
    Dewpoint
    11.1° C
    UV
    6.0
    Solar
    860 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    21:54
    Day Length
    13:25:39
    Day High
    23.1° C @ 12:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.95 kPa @ 03:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    23.1° C @ 12:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.2km/h @ 10:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    868W/m2 @ 12:14 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.0 @ 12:09 Tdy.

Update 8:30PM: Incredibly it is still only 3C but the rain has definitely come. Steady 5-6mm/hr rain rate and 17mm so far today. An impressive 46mm has fallen already in Tofino. Plenty more to come.

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This wave will last until morning then we might even see the sun before another wave comes in the afternoon.

Update 10:15AM: So this is what the Pineapple Express is supposed to look like? (Forecast below images)

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There is wet snow and slush falling in Port Alberni right now. But don’t let that fool you, what we have coming is sub-tropical so in the next few hours and days it’s going to feel like spring, not winter.

The first wave is already hitting us as of around 8AM this morning. Here’s what it looks like on the Satellite Picture:

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Notice the main force of the storm, lets call that the nozzle, (of the firehose) is pointed just to the North of us.

That’s why it’s still only 1C and slushing here while it’s 6C out in Tofino and pouring.

Expect the slush to turn to rain and peak around 10AM, here is 10AM below on the model:

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It will continue past Noon but should let up a little bit.

Orange is hourly accumulations of around 2mm.

By 2PM, it’s let up inland, though the West Coast still has it going on.

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It should continue rain all day, but the real action isn’t supposed to start until tonight around 7PM. Check out the Firehose:

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And now we get to the image for 9PM.

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This time should be our heaviest rainfall. Reaching a peak of 16mm/hr on the West Coast (Blue) and 4mm/hr here.

That will be the peak intensity, but it will still be raining all night. And folks on the West Coast are going to get hit hard, particularly Port Renfrew and Sooke in the early hours of Friday.

On Friday, the models have the firehose pointing a little to the north again so Tofino will get hit the hardest throughout the day while we likely just get light rain. By evening it’s supposed to point at us again and we should get another shot of strong rain through Friday night and lasting well into Saturday. But I will have more on that tomorrow.

Stay dry!