Severe Weather Reporting Standards – Vancouver Island

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.7° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 5.3 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    81 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.7° C
    Heat Index
    12.7° C
    Dewpoint
    9.5° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    106 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:30:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (33% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    116W/m2 @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 08:26 Tdy.

Severe Weather – What to report…
• North & West Vancouver Island
• Coastal Areas of the North Coast
• Coastal Areas of the Central Coast

Flooding Rain
Rainfall amounts of 50mm/12hours or 100mm/24hours
Time rain began
Description of rain (mod, hvy)
Damage including creeks and rivers flooding banks, mudslides

Freezing Rain
All occurrences. When air temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius and liquid rain freezes on contact with surface.

Heavy Snow
Accumulations greater than 3 cm except greater than 10 cm Prince Rupert and Port Alberni areas
Time continuous snowfall began
Rate of accumulation (cm per hour),
Is it still snowing?

Strong Wind
Estimated speeds 85 km/h or greater
(Moderate or severe structural damage, uprooted trees)
Time wind surge hit
Direction from which wind blew

Hail
1 cm diameter (marble sized) or larger
Time hail began and ended
Depth if covering ground.
Signs of damage

Tornado
Funnel cloud
Water Spout all sightings
Time seen
Description of size
Distance away
Direction of movement
Damage.

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