Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Rain starts tonight, ends Sunday morning, back Tuesday. And Yolanda/Haiyan

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Clearing this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.8° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 10 km/h
    gusting 21 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
    1.2
    Solar
    356 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 15:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 15:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13km/h @ 18:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    969W/m2 @ 14:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.8 @ 12:42 Tdy.

Today should be fairly pleasant. No rain is expected until tonight when a weak finger of moisture is slated to touch us and bring some rain.
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It leaves by Sunday morning.
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And then we get a nice break for Remembrance Day before the rain returns late Monday night.

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A pretty normal pattern for November.

Elsewhere in the world, there is a Typhoon that has just ripped through the Phillipines that is believed to be one of if not the strongest hurricanes ever to have hit land. The first city in its path was one the size of Port Alberni and it was slated to received sustained winds of 314kph with gusts to an insane 375kph plus a storm surge of 20ft. For comparison, our highest sustained winds since I’ve been in the Valley were in 2006 at around 90kph with gusts to 115kph.

Here is a side by side of Hurricane Katrina on the left, and Typhoon Haiyan (or locally Yolanda) on the right. Haiyan looks like a buzz saw.
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Haiyan made landfall at almost exactly dawn and did so at peak intensity. This image below is truly stunning and beautiful. The clouds from storms this fierce reach far into the stratosphere so you can see the sun shining on the top most clouds of the ‘stadium wall’ on the west side of the eye.

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There have been no reports yet on the damage done but it will inevitably be catastrophic. This report indicates it continues to bring huge winds to the area. It has made a second landfall on Leyte Island of the Phillipines this morning (our time) with winds still over 235kph with higher gusts.

Have a great weekend.