Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

Rain as far as eye can see. Snowpack hope?

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 September 2019 - Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 15. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 mm. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Periods of rain. High 14. Monday night: Rain. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.5° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 8 km/h
    gusting 16 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.5° C
    Heat Index
    19.5° C
    Dewpoint
    14.1° C
    UV
    2.3
    Solar
    283 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:15:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (53% full)
    Civil Set
    19:52
    Day Length
    13:12:14
    Day High
    19.5° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.9° C @ 02:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 02:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.69 kPa @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.9° C @ 02:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    19.5° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13km/h @ 14:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    770W/m2 @ 11:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.0 @ 11:41 Tdy.

Last night was a deluge we haven’t had since early January. And it won’t be the last.

Here is an interesting bit of info. Last week, in a conference call to emergency personnel, David Jones of Environment Canada said after November 1st of any year until the next year, the likelihood of there being a stretch of 5 or more days without rain in Vancouver is 5% based on historic data. We’ve had multiple prolonged stretches this fall and winter without rain. Clearly, not normal.

So it is really great news that this week we are getting a whole raft of systems. Last nights heavy rains added up to over 57mm at Alberniweather. It may be a record for this day at the Airport. We will see in a few days.

Victoria is being blown around with some strong winds this morning gusting to 80kph off their harbour. We won’t see any of that as it should stay to the south.

The next system will come tonight.

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We can expect at least another 10-15 mm. It should end Thursday morning before 10AM.

A stronger system will then come through early Friday morning:

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There is more rain coming Saturday and Sunday and into next week. It feels like home again! šŸ™‚

That should deliver another 30 mm and possibly some wind as well.

Finally this rain is delivering some much needed good news for the snowpack.

The Snow Water Equivalent at the South Island station has risen from 99mm to 188mm in the past few days. That’s still way below the 800mm or so that is considered normal, but it’s a start at least.