Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 05:42 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 11. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.3° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.3° C
    Heat Index
    13.3° C
    Dewpoint
    11.7° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    117 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 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.