ShakeOut Drill today at 10:19! Spotty rain until next storm Saturday

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

    Forecast Issued 08:15 AM PDT Friday 20 July 2018 - Friday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. 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. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.09 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    495 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:40:00 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 (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    501W/m2 @ 09:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 09:36 Tdy.

The rain train hasn’t disappointed.  I have received more than 100mm of rain since Sunday and my station is underreporting.

The station at Alberni Elementary recorded 80mm just yesterday!

ShakeOut Earthquake/Tsunami Drill at 10:19AM Today!

Tune your radio to 93.3 the Peak or other local stations to participate in this annual drill! Or participate on your own. It is a great reminder to be prepared.

We will be doing a full evacuation at VIU a little before this official time so if we get back inside before 10:19 I will run this website through the drill as well.

Spotty Rain Thursday and Friday. Saturday ugly.

Above is the 24hr picture for rain between 5AM Thursday/Friday.  We are still in for up to another 16mm today. Which won’t seem like a lot compared to yesterday, but it is still plenty wet.

We then get a bit of a break on Friday with just 1mm in the forecast between 5AM Friday/Saturday.

But don’t cheer too much. Through the 12 hours between 5AM and 5PM on Saturday we are forecast to get another up to 16mm of rain and more like 30-60 along the highway to Tofino!

The strongest rain will be in the early afternoon on saturday. It should clear overnight and Sunday and Monday will be OK.

The start of next week look MUCH DRIER.

Have a great weekend!