Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

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 18 August 2019 - Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 13. Monday: Clearing in the morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 15. Wednesday: Showers. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    20.2° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 8 km/h
    gusting 18 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    20.2° C
    Heat Index
    20.2° C
    Dewpoint
    13.7° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    50 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:23:02
    Day High
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.25 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.02 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23km/h @ 14:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1127W/m2 @ 12:33 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.3 @ 13:07 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!