Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

Slept through a Tsunami warning – rainy weekend -cold weather coming

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 6. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy in the evening. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    441 minutes
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    Observed at: Port Alberni 03:00 AM PST Tuesday 21 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    16.5 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.8 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    17:32
    Day Length
    12:30:10
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Ystd.
    Day High Barometer
    101.2 kPa @ 10:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    100.55 kPa @ 19:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    236W/m2 @ 10:16 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:03 Ystd

I woke up this morning and my email inbox and twitter feed are absolutely stuffed full of auto-alerts about a 7.5 Earthquake that happened near the border of Alaska and BC under the ocean around 1AM.

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Had I been awake I would have probably remarked on the difference in response and information between this earthquake and the Haida Gwaii quake. Clearly some folks got the message.

Thankfully though the tsunami warning that was issued for the north coast was cancelled after ‘deep ocean sensors did not record a tsunami’ and only very small ones (0.5ft) washed into Sitka Alaska.

So there you go… Seems the only people who realized what was going on we’re people who stayed up to watch the World Juniors.

As for the weather, its going to RAIN! :). Lots of snow for the mountains and starting Wednesday, it is looking much colder here.