May 26, 2020

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 25 May 2020 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Clearing in the morning. High 22. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 25. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Friday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18.

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!