Rain Today – Earthquake drill at 10:18AM

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 0.9 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    45 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    63 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.72 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.4km/h @ 16:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

(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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