June 6, 2020

Special: very localized downpour on Tuesday

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 06 June 2020 - Saturday night: Partly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low 6. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early in the evening. Low 10. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Monday night: Rain. Low 8. Tuesday: Rain. High 18. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 11. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 18.

Even though I am on the shore of the Columbia River in Oregon (near Hood River), I have been hearing sbout the downpour yesterday in Port Alberni!

Sounds quite dramatic including videos posted on facebook.

it sounded to me like a localized thundershower type of event and the data bears that out thanks to our multiple stations in the Valley.

Here are the three graphs from the Islandweather stations for Alberniweather, Alberni Elementary and Maquinna Elementary.  Alberni obviously “got it”.  Note the scales are different so the bars are not proportional.

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The official reading at the airport is only 0.8m.  This kind of thing is not unusual at this time of year, but it is always a bit of a surprise.

Love this kind of stuff.  Even when I am 2000km away. 🙂  feel free to post youtube video in the comments and Ill repost them in this post.  Ill be back Sunday.

 

1 thought on “Special: very localized downpour on Tuesday

  1. Wrote a paper for Geography 101 on microclimates in SF Bay Area, just didn’t know to what a great extent the same applies in a lot of coastal BC. We didn’t have the same level of sophistication in our observational tool kit in the fall of ’68 (I sound like what I am, a cranky old man!)

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