Tue. May 21st, 2019

Heavy Rain most the week. Possible wind trouble Thursday

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 12. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 28. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 25. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.4° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N 1.6 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.4° C
    Heat Index
    21.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.7° C
    UV
    4.6
    Solar
    761 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Full (90% full)
    Civil Set
    21:44
    Day Length
    13:15:49
    Day High
    21.9° C @ 14:01 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.74 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.64 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    21.9° C @ 14:01 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 12:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1243W/m2 @ 14:02 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:55 Tdy.

Now that the threat of snow is gone we are left with rain for most of the rest of the week, and a lot of it.

Below are forecasts for the 24 hour periods between 4AM Tues to Wed., Wed to Thursday, and Thurs-Fri. Green is 1.2in or 30mm.

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On average each day is probably going to give us around 20-30mm. Even though it is drizzling as I type this, the rain today (Tuesday) won’t really get going until 9-10AM and will continue through until late tonight.

 

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We will get a little bit of a break Wednesday and then another blast of rain and wind will come starting Wednesday evening and lasting all the way through Thursday image

Thursday has the potential for serious wind.  But before we get there there is going to be some wind for the East and West coast of VI today peaking around noon.

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The big threat though will be Thursday when a strong low is going to track up along the coast from California.

Wind from it may start  early Thursday morning.  Timing for this storm is still pretty loose but it seems the wind will generally begin Thursday morning and Thursday evening.

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The latest model has the low jumbled against the coast and coming ashore just north of the Columbia river well to our south on Thursday afternoon.

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As long as the forecast remains for the low to make landfall well to the south then we should be fine.  We will have to keep an eye on it though as the day approaches.

Have a great Tuesday everyone.