Summer ends with a bang. Wet final days.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.5° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 12.2 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.5° C
    Heat Index
    17.5° C
    Dewpoint
    11.1° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    491 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:15:00 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
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (38% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1283W/m2 @ 15:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 Tdy.

This picture comes courtesy of Heather Mollet.

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We got yesterday one of the strongest thunderstorms I remember here and I’ve heard a few others say the same anecdotally. Certainly compared to the storms I got to experience in Mexico in July, this one seemed to be a pretty good effort! There were more than a few stories about one particularly strike of lightning that knocked a few people’s socks off. The pic above might just be that strike, it’s impossible to say for sure though.

You can see the thunder clouds building in yesterday’s time lapse. But unfortunately the power outage took out the webcams so there is a gap until things calmed down and power returned.

Unsettled Start of Week.

The final days of official summer (fall begins on Sunday) will be pretty dreary compared to last week. Environment Canada has us expecting a chance of thunderstorms today. But honestly, I don’t see it on the UWash models. The next chance for thunderstorms looks to be Tuesday afternoon.

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For the most part it will just be cloudy with some scattered showers through Thursday.

Friday action

On Friday we have what looks like a strong front blowing through. We will see what it looks like closer to the time, but for now, it looks like a good bit of wind and rain midday Friday.

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Have a great week!