Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Rain Today – Earthquake drill at 10:18AM

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing late this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. 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
    19.3° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 6 km/h
    Humidity
    60 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.3° C
    Heat Index
    19.3° C
    Dewpoint
    11.3° C
    UV
    5.4
    Solar
    927 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:15:00 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 (92% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    19.4° C @ 12:10 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
    19.4° C @ 12:10 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 09:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    937W/m2 @ 12:10 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.6 @ 12:11 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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