Rain, Warm temperatures, possible local flooding, and website changes

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 July 2018 - Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Windy early this evening. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 4.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    11.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:35:00 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
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (56% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.1km/h @ 01:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Apologies for the sparse posting of late. You can blame a combination of having to drive all the way into work, thus taking away bus time which is when I usually post, and working on the website in the backend. Good News! Weather stats should now update everytime you come to the webpage as long as it is a new window. Finally tracked down that bug! More on changes at the bottom of this post.

There is a whole bunch more rain coming as an “Atmospheric River” sets up overtop of us once again!

The next 24hrs will see the most rain this week. You can see below we are in for up to 65mm.

Tomorrow’s (Wednesday) total will be closer to 30mm

That will be the end of most of the action. It will still feel pretty rainy but it won’t be a deluge.

That said, with temperatures potentially as high as 14°C tomorrow, we could have a bunch of snow melt at higher elevations which could make rivers dangerous. Be on the lookout for local flooding and messages from the River Forecast centre.

I will be continuing to make changes to the website here to bring as much detail into the weather numbers, and live updates, as I can. I have changed from the software that I have used since 2005 at home to interface with my weather station hardware. The software hadn’t been updated for a long time and more and more issues were cropping up. The new software will give me a few new capabilities but I have a learning curve in front of me on how to best make things work and squeeze the most out of the system.