Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Likely rain warnings coming Monday

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.6° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.6° C
    Heat Index
    4.6° C
    Dewpoint
    4.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    86 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    93W/m2 @ 09:28 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.