Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Some rain, then back to the sun

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:15 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 7:22 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm except 60 mm over northern sections. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.3° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.6 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    E4 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    16.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    11.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    8 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 11:00 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    17.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (87% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Ystd
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 23:50 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    16.3mm/hr @ 23:59 Ystd
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.49 kPa @ 23:29 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 23:50 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    299W/m2 @ 15:23 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 15:22 Ystd

We’ll be getting this nice little rest today from the dryness. After today though, it’s back to the sunshine and warm temperatures. We should get up into the mid to upper 20s for the rest of the week with a slight chance of breaking 30.

I don’t know how many of you followed Hurricane Bills path last weekend, but I did. There was apparently a buoy near Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia that went right through the Eye of Bill and recorded regular waves of 50ft with extreme waves up to 80ft! Yikes.

There is a lot more activity in the Pacific this year as far as Hurricanes go than there is in the Atlantic. If you’re interested in checking them out. You can go to the National Hurricane center in the US for the East Pacific out to Hawaii. Once they get into the Central and Western Pacific you need to go to US Navys Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

The Central Pacific storms are the most interesting for us as they are the ones most likely (though not very) of recurving back to hit us as an Extra Tropical storm. (As the remants of Bill are doing now to the UK).

Typhoon 11W “Vamco” is currently disintegrating from a strong Typhoon into an Extra Tropical (ET) storm. It’s remnants are headed to the Bering Sea where they are supposed to reform a little and then come and give us some clouds and possible rain next week.