Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

Solander howls but missing us

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 18 October 2019 - Friday night: Showers. Low 7. Saturday: Showers ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight. Rain beginning before morning. Low 6. Sunday: Rain. High 14. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 16. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.9° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.68 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.9° C
    Heat Index
    8.9° C
    Dewpoint
    7.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:11
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (74% full)
    Civil Set
    18:56
    Day Length
    13:04:20
    Day High
    12.7° C @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.9° C @ 07:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.83 kPa @ 12:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.31 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.5° C @ 03:59 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.7° C @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    643W/m2 @ 13:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.2 @ 13:56 Tdy.

There is a major storm hitting the North Coast. It’s not giving us much trouble here though there will be wind on the East Coast and plenty of rain.

The real action is happening on the water where there is a Hurricane force wind warning for the North section of West Vancouver Island.

True to form, right now it is blowing 65knots and gusting to 75knots… That’s 120kph to 140kph! It has gusted as high as 81knots, 148kph, which is Category 2 on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane scale.

If I ever make a bucket list. Being on Solander Island in a hurricane (in a bunker :).. its a bucket list not a death wish) would be one of the items.

Seriously though, if you are headed to the West Coast or East Coast (especially towards Campbell River) beware of high winds.

Next week there are rumours of flurries in the forecast as outflow winds look to be setting up that will push cold air onto the Island from the Interior. More tomorrow!

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