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 Friday 23 March 2018 - Friday night: Rain showers and wet flurries ending late this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Local snowfall amount 2 cm over higher terrain. Low zero. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning then 30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Clearing in the evening. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Low minus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 8. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 14. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    2.3° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    100.89 kPa
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.3° C
    Heat Index
    2.3° C
    1.7° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    9.4 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (46% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    6.4° C @ 14:08 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.8° C @ 08:36 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.0mm/hr @ 09:31 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.91 kPa @ 21:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.45 kPa @ 05:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.4° C @ 14:08 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.2km/h @ 15:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    960W/m2 @ 11:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:55 Tdy.

11AM Flood Warning Maintained

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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.



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.



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