Wed. Sep 19th, 2018

Rain returns late Monday evening. Showers Tuesday/Wed. Rain Storm Wed Night

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Tuesday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the evening then partly cloudy. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 15. Friday night: Showers. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.8° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    58 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.8° C
    Heat Index
    16.8° C
    Dewpoint
    8.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    19 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:27
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    19:58
    Day Length
    13:13:14
    Day High
    20.4° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.9° C @ 06:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.4° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.0km/h @ 18:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 11:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.3 @ 13:18 Tdy.

11AM Flood Warning Maintained

Current text:

Flood Warning – Somass River (MAINTAINED)
ISSUED: November 27, 2017 11:00 AM

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a Flood Warning for:

  • Somass River including Sproat River, Ash River and tributaries

A series of frontal systems moved over Vancouver Island last week and over the weekend, saturating the soil in this area and causing lake levels to increase considerably.

  • The ASH RIVER BELOW MORAN CREEK (08HB023) has dropped since peak levels yesterday and is currently flowing at 160 m3/s, which is below a 2-year return period flow
  • SPROAT RIVER NEAR ALBERNI (08HB008) has dropped slightly since yesterday, and is currently flowing at 245 m3/s (2-year to 5-year flow)
  • SOMASS RIVER NEAR ALBERNI peaked at an estimated flow of 870 m3/s yesterday, and is currently estimated to be flowing at 770 m3/s (2-year to 5-year flow)

River levels will continue to see modest improvements through most of Monday. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is currently forecasting additional rainfall later on Monday and overnight, with total amounts in the 30-40 mm range for Port Alberni and area. Current hydrologic modeling is indicating the potential for additional rises from this rainfall late-Monday and into Tuesday with peak levels estimated on the Somass River near Alberni reaching up to 800-950 m3/s.

 

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The pattern of rain and showers continues this week.

It will be OK most of Monday, though cool, but the warm temperatures and rain will return by tonight when rain rolls in in the 4-7PM timeframe.

Total between 4PM Monday/Tuesday is 30mm-60mm


We will get another break later Tuesday and into Wednesday but Wednesday night and Thursday morning will see an even stronger bout of rain.