Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Soggy Weekend around the Island – Toys may need Jackets – Hiatus for UBCM

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.6° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.21 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    2.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.6° C
    Heat Index
    2.6° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    262 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:40:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    4.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    2.6° C @ 11:35 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.21 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.6° C @ 11:35 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    327W/m2 @ 11:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 11:30 Tdy.

It is going to be pretty wet most of the weekend especially at higher elevations.  Port Alberni should escape most of the heavy rain but it will definitely be showery.  Here is the 24hr total for Friday and then Saturday.

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You can see that they look similar in pattern with most of the rain staying at higher elevations. However, that rain will sneak into the Valley at times so total accumulations will be difficult to predict.

The most likely time for rain in the Valley looks to be around the noon hour.

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It starts to taper off around 4PM today.

The next wave hits the West and East Coast on Saturday morning, however, the East Coast mostly dries up before noon and the rain doesn’t drape over the Valley until around 5PM-6PM and then showers all night with a final biggest shot of rain of the weekend around 6AM Sunday morning.  There may be some wind on Saturday but it should be mostly confined to the Strait of Georgia.

After noon on Sunday it should stay dry until Tuesday.

I may not post all next week until at least Friday as I will be at the Union of BC Municipalities meeting from Sunday to Friday morning.  It will depend on time but I am told it is one of the most insane conferences out there in terms of time commitments so we’ll see.  I will do my best and learn lots.