Tue. Jan 22nd, 2019

Rain as far as eye can see. Snowpack hope?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 21 January 2019 - Monday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning late this evening. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Low plus 2. Tuesday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near plus 3. Tuesday night: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near plus 2. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low minus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Friday: Cloudy. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Sunday: Cloudy. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.2° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.59 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.2° C
    Heat Index
    2.2° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:05:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    4.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:26
    Moon Phase
    Full (97% full)
    Civil Set
    17:35
    Day Length
    12:30:48
    Day High
    2.2° C @ 03:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.8° C @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    2.3mm/hr @ 01:47 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.65 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.58 kPa @ 03:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.8° C @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.2° C @ 03:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.7km/h @ 01:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.