Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

Heavy rain coming – Snow for the mountains!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 18 October 2019 - Friday night: Showers. Low 7. Saturday: Showers ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Rain beginning before morning. Low 6. Sunday: Rain. High 14. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 16. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.1° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.1° C
    Heat Index
    8.1° C
    Dewpoint
    7.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:11
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (74% full)
    Civil Set
    18:56
    Day Length
    13:04:20
    Day High
    12.7° C @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.9° C @ 07:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.83 kPa @ 12:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.31 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.5° C @ 03:59 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.7° C @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    643W/m2 @ 13:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.2 @ 13:56 Tdy.

There is a lot of moisture poised to come our way.

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By 1PM today the front will be at our collective doorsteps.

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It’s been a long time since we’ve see one of these typical west coast storms, but it’s finally here.

The latest model run indicates most of the rain, up to 65mm in the Valley (in pink below) will fall between 4PM Friday and 4PM Saturday. Again, this is very normal for this time of year, and boy is it needed.

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There is also some concern over winds. A wind warning has been issued for East Vancouver Island. I don’t expect too much wind in Alberni. The mountains should protect us from most of it. At the height of the rain tonight though we will likely see some gusting winds.

The best news out of all this will be the boost this is going to give to Mt. Washington. They should get a significant dump of snow, as should the snow pack in general on the Island.

Anything is better than the zero it is still showing today at Jump Creek southeast of Mt. Arrowsmith.

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