Updated for Halloween! Rain has begun – When will be best Hallowe’en Time? Fall Back Sunday

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 May 2018 - Thursday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Friday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 30. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 22. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 17.7 km/h
    gusting 30.6 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.8° C
    Heat Index
    21.8° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    4.4
    Solar
    845 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:05:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:43
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (79% full)
    Civil Set
    21:49
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 10:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.2km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    990W/m2 @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:08 Tdy.

Update: Models looking lighter in the 4-7PM range than before.  Get out there the earlier the better! 🙂 Happy Halloween!

 

It has been raining much of the night and will rain much of the morning. We should get a break after lunch time that should last the rest of the day and evening until rain, heavy at times, returns Friday night into Saturday morning.

There is good news and bad news, the bad news is it looks almost certain that it will rain or shower during Trick or Treat time on Saturday evening. The good news is right now the forecast has the rain is being lighter during peak treating time of 4-8PM than before and after that range.

Here is an hour by hour forecast starting 4PM Saturday

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Above, 4-5PM Persistent rain is not yet tapering off. I would eat dinner now. 🙂
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5-6PM things are starting to slacken. You will still definitely need umbrellas and garbage bags.
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6-7PM If I was going to pick a best hour to get out ere, this would be it. It is still probably going to drizzle or maybe even rain on you but this seems to be your best bet to get the least wet.
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7-8PM This hour doesn’t look to bad, but we are nearing the beginnings of the next wave, so if the next system comes a little sooner than expected, you are going to be making a dash for home or the car.
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8-9PM. The next wave of rain is now moving in. Thankfully the little kids are likely all done by now, the big kids won’t last long.
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9-10PM. Halloween over, bring in the pumpkins before they turn to mush! 🙂

 

And there you have it, the rather soggy Hallowe’en forecast!

Hope everyone has fun and stays safe.  Please drive carefully out there today and over the weekend.  It is going to be raining for the majority of it, so keep that speed down.  We don’t want any more tragedies on the roads.

Don’t forget to “Fall Back” on Sunday morning!

The time change, which happens on the first Sunday of November, is this Sunday! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep after eating all that candy on Saturday night.

You’ll have an extra hour of sleep to sleep it all off! 🙂

Happy Halloween!