October 20, 2020

Rain Today – Earthquake drill at 10:18AM

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. High 10. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 9. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Windy. High 7. Friday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9.

(Check below for information on the Earthquake Drill)

Hi all. The rain should start by mid morning. Around 20-30mm is expected for the day. Not enough to avoid the dryness record. But if it continues into tomorrow we have a shot. July-October, 1896 got 159mm, 1929 got 214.9mm, and 2012 has 115.6mm 116mm so far. So we need over 43.4mm 43.0mm to dodge the 1896 record.

The short range:
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Long Range:
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The GFS always over estimates… but we definitely have a shot at avoiding the record with this bout of rain.

Now that we are half way through, the rest of the month after this rain is looking noticeably drier, and cooler, than the past two weeks. Remember a couple weeks ago when it was 20C? well now we get the same dryness, but with temps near Zero, which likely means Fog. Look for snow to start appearing on the mountain tops. (If you can see the mountain tops.) 🙂

Finally, a reminder: TODAY IS THE GREAT BC SHAKEOUT. Listen to 93.3 The Peak or many other local radio stations, or watch the Alberniweather twitter feed for an alert to DROP COVER HOLD ON at 10:18AM this morning.

And if you haven’t already, take the opportunity after this drill to check your emergency kit, supplies, and evacuation plan. If you live in Port Alberni, this should include how you get to high ground in less than 10 minutes after the shaking stops to avoid a Tsunami.

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