Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

Stormy Weekend. Wettest Friday but possible wind Saturday.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 6. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy in the evening. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100 kPa
    falling
    Wind
    0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    485 minutes
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    Observed at: Port Alberni 03:00 AM PST Tuesday 21 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    16.5 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.8 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    17:32
    Day Length
    12:30:10
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.2 kPa @ 10:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    100.55 kPa @ 19:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    236W/m2 @ 10:16 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:03 Ystd

As I type this on the bus into Nanaimo there is a beautiful orange hue to the eastern sky obscured by clouds.  Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.

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This is a day that that old adage will probably be valid.

Here is the rain situation over the next 3 days.  4AM to 4AM Fri/Saturday, Sat/Sunday and Sun/Monday.

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Obviously the biggest concern is today, Friday.  In the next 24 hours or less we are forecast to receive up to 60 mm of rain (pink).  It will be interesting to see whether the morning model sticks to this or goes up or down.  Currently the heaviest rain is forecast around 4PM today but will last into Saturday morning.

Rain for the rest of the weekend will be in the 30mm range (green) both Saturday and Sunday but this is a little misleading because we should get a good break on Saturday afternoon between systems before the rain returns late Saturday night and Sunday morning.  It is supposed to rain all day Sunday.

Wind.

The whole island except our region and Victoria is current under a wind warning.  Ferries between Powell River and Comox have been cancelled this morning.  I would expect more cancellations today and later this weekend.

Here are the points of strongest wind through the weekend.

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The top image is basically now.  This is the best chance for strong winds on the Island.  The second image is Saturday night.  This might not bring us any wind on the Island at all except the very north west tip, or, it could bring something more serious.  It is a strange low that is coming up from California and is forecast to strengthen as it moves north but is also forecast to say offshore.  It will be nice if it sticks to that forecast. 🙂

That’s it for now.  Happy Friday and have a great weekend!