Model increases Rain total, Mother Nature delivers likely record. Family Monday dry at least :)

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 23 February 2018 - Friday night: A few flurries and rain showers ending near midnight then clearing. Low minus 3. Saturday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon then 60 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. High 7. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 7. Sunday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Rain. High 7. Wednesday night: Rain or snow. Low plus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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For the second time in two weeks, the UWash model has underestimated the amount of rain expected… it happened last wednesday too when we got a near record all time daily amount and we are on our way to another one now.

The record at the Airport was set on this day in 1996 at 43.4 mm. Alberniweather has received 39.9mm so far so it is very likely not only that the Airport has received that but also received more which would put it at or over that record.  The all time record for the day is 59 mm set in 1952.  We are unlikely to reach that but you never know.

This amount of rainfall was unexpected, neither the UWash model I posted yesterday nor the EC forecast expected more than 30mm.  But this mornings UWash run (which completely around 9AM) bumped up its forecast for 4AM Friday-Saturday to up to 60mm. (Pink instead of green)

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The peak of the rainfall should have passed by now according to the model and it should taper off and then stop by 7PM tonight.  There will be some lingering showers off and on overnight and through Saturday.  Sunday will see anoer weaker (predicted!) rain storm move through Sunday morning.  Family Day monday looks dry!

Fingers crossed! 🙂

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