Special Weather Statement issued for Thursday/Friday/Saturday rain storm

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 25 April 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 27. Friday night: Clear. Low 8. Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.8° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.8° C
    Heat Index
    4.8° C
    Dewpoint
    3.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:15:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:32
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (78% full)
    Civil Set
    21:03
    Day Length
    13:17:07
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.8° C @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.03 kPa @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.8° C @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Environment Canada issued the following statement… It’s also worth noting their mention of freezing levels which means it will be raining on the mountains too.

Pineapple express rainstorm expected Thursday night through
Saturday.

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==discussion==
A pineapple express-type rainstorm will develop across the South
Coast of BC on Thursday. A warm Pacific front will tap into some
very moist air from the sub-tropics, boosting rainfall rates to
between 5 and 10 millimetres per hour. The rainfall intensity will
increase Thursday night and the rain will remain heavy through
Saturday morning.

Current indications suggest that the west coast of vancouer island
near Tofino will absorb the brunt of the storm with storm totals
approaching 150 millimetres. Other areas around the South Coast will
probably receive at least 75 to 100 millimetres by late Saturday.
Freezing levels exceeding 2000 metres will also accompany this storm.

However, there is still uncertainty to the intensity and the track of
this storm system. Rainfall warnings will possibly be issued for
parts of the South Coast as the event draws closer.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as
warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment
Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca

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See the post from this morning for imagery. The latest model runs have intensified the rain some as well.