Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

Happy Labour Day! A very short visit from Ignacio. First day of school forecast.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 23 February 2019 - Saturday night: Rain showers and flurries changing to a few flurries near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Sunday: Clearing in the morning. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 7. Wednesday: Snow. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.4° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.4° C
    Heat Index
    4.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    1 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (75% full)
    Civil Set
    18:25
    Day Length
    12:32:32
    Day High
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 15:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    650W/m2 @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:25 Tdy.

I hate to disappoint you but we need not worry too much about the remnants of Ignacio.  It looks like the remnant low (swirl below) will get dragged into Haida Gwaii Tuesday afternoon by the jetstream but won’t pack much rain with it.

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Vancouver Island will only see a few whisps of rain from that event and thus, if you are in Port Alberni for the first day of school, you should be able to count on a cloudy, but dry, day.

Here is the look at the 5-8AM period.

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And the rest of the day to 5PM gradually dries up on the rest of the South Island.

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In fact, there is no rain predicted for Port Alberni in the entire week forecast from UWash.  There is a small push on the west coast on Wednesday but after that we get into a larger drier pattern that appears to last through the weekend.  Thursday and Friday look nice and warm into the 20s again. Good news for Fall Fair!

Happy Labour Day Monday.  Hooray for unions and the people within them that fought for (and fight to keep) weekends, holidays, pensions, benefits, maternity leave and all the other things many of us take for granted.  And if you don’t have those things ask yourself why not and what you need to do to get them. You and all working people deserve it.