Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

One more storm to go – and Testing 360° Webcam

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - FOG ADVISORY , Port Alberni
    Issued: 4:19 PM PDT Friday 19 October 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 19 October 2018 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing this evening. Low 6. Saturday: Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog. High 20. Sunday night: Fog. Low 6. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 9. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Rain. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.8° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.54 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.8° C
    Heat Index
    8.8° C
    Dewpoint
    8.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:50:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (82% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    8.9° C @ 03:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.52 kPa @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.9° C @ 03:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.