Fri. Jan 17th, 2020

Should we start Naming?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:37 PM PST Friday 17 January 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 17 January 2020 - Friday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Snow at times heavy mixed with freezing rain beginning this evening. Blowing snow. Snowfall amount 15 cm. Becoming windy early this evening. Temperature steady near zero. Wind chill minus 9 overnight. Saturday: Freezing rain mixed with snow changing to rain in the morning. Blowing snow in the morning. Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy. High 7. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Windy in the evening. Temperature steady near 6. Sunday: Rain. High 7. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Periods of rain. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 7. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Thursday: Rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    0.1° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.59 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 5 km/h
    gusting 11 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    0.1° C
    Heat Index
    0.1° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:50:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.8 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    14.5 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (42% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:14
    Day High
    2.4° C @ 14:20 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.3° C @ 07:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.0mm/hr @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.14 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.12 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -3.7° C @ 20:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.4° C @ 14:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7km/h @ 21:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    533W/m2 @ 11:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 12:08 Tdy.

So we’re supposed to get (actually should already be, according to the Satellite) a bunch of rain and some wind tonight and tomorrow. Maybe we should start naming our storms?
Why do Hurricanes and Typhoons get all the fun? We don’t get no respect.
There’s gotta be rules though right? So here’s the three.
Season is from November 1 to April 1. Any one Wind, Rain, or Snow warning issued for Vancouver Island Inland Sections or both a Wind and Rain warning issued for West Coast Vancouver Island.

Update: 17:00PST Wind and Rain Warnings are posted for various sections of the Island, except for Inland, though that might not last. (West Coast has only a Wind Warning so far.. so this storm isn’t named Yarko yet) πŸ˜‰

Update: 18:47PST SNOW! It’s been snowing here since about 6PM. Wet Snow.. but snow all the same. It’s starting to accumulate on the road, our car, and the yard. Woohoo! Much excitement for our 3 year old. πŸ™‚ Environment Canada is forecasting the the storm to blow in warm air by morning… should be about 8 Degrees.. unless the forecast changes of course. πŸ˜‰

Here’s the list of storm names… we’ll start from Z just to be difficult.
Click the link below to see.

Zorro… Nov 11/12 storm
Yarko
Xelcor
Walton
Vernon
Ulysses
Teaser
SugarDaddy
Rabbid
Quarrel
Pescado
Ocra
Neuman
Morty
Lancaster
Kryton
Jawbreaker
Ickerus
HeMan
Gross
Footy
Ebola
Dracula
Cretin
Brood
Alemany (of course! :P)

There you have it… I expect all newscasts on TV, radio and online to use these names from now on. I’ll be petitioning Anne McCarthy at Environment Canada for them to use them in their forecasts.

Anne? You reading this?

πŸ˜‰

7 thoughts on “Should we start Naming?

  1. by the looks of the weathermap and the lowpressure system thinger up there on that far left map we could be getting something fun soon,,, but im not a weatherman so i am not sure how to read those maps.

  2. Well I’m not a weatherman either, so I’ll wait for Environment Canada. πŸ™‚ There is already a Wind Warning for the West Coast… so we just need a Rain Warning out there if we’re following my “rules”… given the forecast I’d expect we’ll get a warning for Inland sections soon too.

  3. Well, we had hail when we were putting up the FD radio tower today, and just listening to Highways on the radio, sounds like out lake way to Suttons is snowing, and mixed rain/snow on the Hump… I’m just checking now, my calendar says 2007, not 2006 πŸ™‚

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