One more storm to go – and Testing 360° Webcam

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 July 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 33. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 32. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.4° C
    -2.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.22 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    63 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.4° C
    Heat Index
    19.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:05:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (74% full)
    Civil Set
    21:54
    Day Length
    13:25:39
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.22 kPa @ 21:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.95 kPa @ 03:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17.4km/h @ 18:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1062W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.1 @ 13:26 Tdy.

We will dry out a bit Saturday as the rain moves away and the wind picks up behind the front.  We might get gusts up to 50kph.

While we wait for the next system take a look at the new live webcam.

Right now it is living in my upstairs bedroom window but if I can quickly find a suitable mounting bracket I might try to have it outside for the first time today.  So check back on it every once in a while.

Here are the current water flow rates at Sproat and Ash Rivers.  The good news, as you can see is that the flow rates are coming down substantially.  However, the reservoirs are at capacity so all rain will come straight into the rivers that is why there is still a lot of concern.

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Sproat River
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Ash River

You can see those graphs yourself in the Reports links on this website under Fire and Water (Rivers).

Thankfully the main force of the rain storm on Sunday will be focused on the North Island starting around midnight tonight.

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Rain Scale

We will receive up to 8mm by 4AM Sunday morning. Which should not be enough to cause the rivers to rise again.

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The rain will intensify through the day Sunday and could dump another 50mm between 4AM and 4PM, with more in the mountains.  That is enough to get the rivers to respond.

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The rain will end at about 10PM Sunday as the front passes through probably with some strong winds associated with it.

After that, the pattern shifts and we will just have showers off and on and much cooler temperatures to contend with.