Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

UPDATED 11AM – Possible Active Thunderstorm Day Thursday

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.1° C
    Heat Index
    4.1° C
    Dewpoint
    3.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    21 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    21W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

UPDATE 11AM Model Backs off on Thunderstorms.

The morning model is out and it has backed off quick a bit from the activity predicted in yesterday evening’s model.

The thunderstorm activity is now forecast to be much more isolated and the only population centre with a likelihood to hear thunder is Campbell River.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 11.04.57 AM Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 11.05.03 AM Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 11.05.09 AM

 

_______ ORIGINAL POST ______

There is a good chance for thunderstorm activity all along the East Coast of the Island and in the Central areas from Strathcona to Mt. Arrowsmith as well.

Here are the CAPE forecasts from last nights model run.  I will update the images if they change significantly at the 11AM update.  It is safe to assume locally heavy rain to accompany the cells wherever they may pop up.

Starting from this morning when the activity begins on the West Coast of the Island between 8-11AM.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 8.37.32 AM

It then moves across the Island with the main focus in the Campbell River Area with some patches scattered throughout the inland high elevation areas between 11AM and 2PM

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 8.37.23 AM

It then spreads east and south along the Coast and near Mt. Arrowsmith between 2PM-5PM.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 8.35.14 AM

It ends after 5PM.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 8.37.42 AM

 

There is a slight chance of some thunder activity on Friday but Thursday is the biggest day.