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 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
    25.4° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 13.9 km/h
    gusting 22.5 km/h
    Humidity
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    25.4° C
    Heat Index
    25.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.2° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    131 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:50:00 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
    04:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (72% 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
    102.13 kPa @ 08:59 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 14.4km/h @ 17:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1062W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.1 @ 13:26 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.