Thu. Jan 17th, 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 PST Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Wednesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Showers beginning after midnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Showers. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.6° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.6° C
    Heat Index
    2.6° C
    Dewpoint
    2.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:25:00 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
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    2.6° C @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.9 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.6° C @ 00:18 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:20 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!