Severe Weather Reporting Standards – Vancouver Island

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 20 March 2018 - Tuesday night: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning before morning. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 9. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 7. Thursday night: Rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Friday: Snow or rain. High 6. Friday night: Showers. Low zero. Saturday: Rain. High 7. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 11.

  • Current Conditions
    9.8° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    101.41 kPa
    S 11.3 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.2° C
    Heat Index
    9.8° C
    4.6° C
    100 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    11.6° C @ 16:28 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 02:34 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.41 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.2° C @ 02:34 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.6° C @ 16:28 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.9km/h @ 17:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    925W/m2 @ 14:17 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.2 @ 14:22 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

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

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

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