Fri. Jan 18th, 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 11:00 AM PST Friday 18 January 2019 - Friday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this afternoon. Rain beginning this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain ending after midnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 4. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy in the morning and early in the afternoon. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.1° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.31 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    94 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.1° C
    Heat Index
    9.1° C
    Dewpoint
    8.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    36 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:10:00 PDT
    Click to Refresh or See All Conditions
  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    5.6 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:29
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (93% full)
    Civil Set
    17:30
    Day Length
    12:29:39
    Day High
    9.4° C @ 12:31 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.6mm/hr @ 05:30 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.55 kPa @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.54 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.5° C @ 00:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.4° C @ 12:31 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19.3km/h @ 05:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    311W/m2 @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 12:01 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.
20131108-065217.jpg

It leaves by Sunday morning.
20131108-065223.jpg

And then we get a nice break for Remembrance Day before the rain returns late Monday night.

20131108-065228.jpg

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.
20131108-065238.jpg

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.

20131108-065246.jpg

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.