Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Updated: Great BC Shakeout Drill Thursday – great rain shakedown Friday.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 15 July 2019 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 15. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 25. Humidex 27. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the evening. Low 14. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 21. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.6° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.6° C
    Heat Index
    15.6° C
    Dewpoint
    14.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:55:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    1.5 mm since
    July 15, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 02:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 01:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Update Thursday 6:50AM: there will be a special post today at 10:16AM for the ShakeOut Drill stay tuned. I will post a forecast for Friday at around 11 when the todays first models are complete.

GET READY! The International ShakeOut Day of Action is Thursday, October 16! More than 690,000 British Columbians have registered so far (25 million worldwide).
Drop, Cover, and Hold On wherever you are on Thursday 10:16 A.M.
IMG_4879.GIF Click the image above to get more tips and tricks.

The Peak usually does a special broadcast to go along with the drill. So tune in to 93.3 tomorrow morning so you don’t forget.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis are things we all must prepare for in this town of ours. Please take this opportunity, make it fun, and do it with as many people as you can. When the real thing happens, it pays to have a plan.

Rain Shakedown Friday:IMG_4880.GIF

As you can see above, a very impressive front is set to hit on Friday. The 24hr period between Thurs. and Friday 5PM has up to 20 inches, 500mm shown in white, falling in the mountain areas of the West Coast of the Island. Red and black are up to 10 and 5 inches, 200 and 100mm respectively which looks to be more widespread in the Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield areas and on Highway 4.

Here in Port Alberni we are set to get up to 50mm. But we should be prepared for more in case the force of the system moves south a bit. You can see in the image below that places along Highway 4 and Kennedy Lake are going to get hammered, but at least they are used to it.
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Happy Wednesday!