Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 September 2019 - Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 15. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 mm. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Periods of rain. High 14. Monday night: Rain. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.8° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.64 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 13 km/h
    gusting 27 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.8° C
    Heat Index
    19.8° C
    Dewpoint
    14.4° C
    UV
    1.7
    Solar
    250 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    19:52
    Day Length
    13:12:14
    Day High
    20.1° C @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.9° C @ 02:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 02:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 14:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.9° C @ 02:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.1° C @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15km/h @ 14:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    770W/m2 @ 11:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.0 @ 11:41 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

End

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