Happy Thanksgiving! Likely rain warnings coming Monday

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 25 April 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 27. Friday night: Clear. Low 8. Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.9° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.9° C
    Heat Index
    4.9° C
    Dewpoint
    3.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:10:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:32
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (78% full)
    Civil Set
    21:03
    Day Length
    13:17:07
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.9° C @ 05:07 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 03:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.9° C @ 05:07 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

 

 

As as the old sailors rhyme says…Red sky at night, sailors delight, Red sky in morning, sailors warning. Today the sky is certainly a beautiful red.  Thanks to my wife for just sending me the picture above!

The long tendrils of moisture are reaching up from the tropics and are going to deliver some serious rain especially on Monday.

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There will be 4 pulses of rain and wind starting this afternoon.

Pulse #1: 
The wind should come first with blustery conditions around 1-2PM. Showers will begin around 3PM, intensify around 6PM and be done by 8PM. Only 1-2mm of rain is expected between 5AM Friday/Saturday.
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Pulse #2:
Rain will begin around 11AM Saturday, peak around 2PM, and end around 6PM. 8mm of rain is expected between 5AM Saturday/Sunday. The wind will be more variable and will be in the early afternoon.

Pulse #3:
It will start strong around 2PM and then taper off through evening ending around 8PM. Another 8mm of rain is expected between 5AM Sunday/Monday. The Wind will be the most interesting feature for this one… It will come in around midnight and could provide some power outages over the night hours.IMG_4828.GIF

Pulse #4
This is supposed to be the strongest pulse starting before sunrise with heavy rain and rain lasting through the morning. It is going to rain very hard all day. A whopping 65mm is predicted for our area between 5AM Monday/Tuesday, possibly more. Up to 120mm will fall on the West Coast.
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I wish you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.