Sun. Oct 21st, 2018

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 Saturday 20 October 2018 - Saturday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Fog developing late this evening. Low 6. Sunday: Fog dissipating late in the morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing near noon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Fog developing near midnight. Low plus 5. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 9. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.9° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.89 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    94 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.9° C
    Heat Index
    8.9° C
    Dewpoint
    8.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:45:00 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 (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    18.4° C @ 15:19 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
    101.85 kPa @ 18:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.4° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.2km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    589W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:35 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!