Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

Special: very localized downpour on Tuesday

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - FOG ADVISORY , Port Alberni
    Issued: 4:19 PM PDT Friday 19 October 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 19 October 2018 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing this evening. Low 6. Saturday: Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog. High 20. Sunday night: Fog. Low 6. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 9. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Rain. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.8° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    ESE 0.2 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.8° C
    Heat Index
    8.8° C
    Dewpoint
    8.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:20:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (82% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    8.8° C @ 02:44 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.52 kPa @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.8° C @ 02:44 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

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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