Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

The barometer is dropping. Wind is coming.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:31 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 11. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.2° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.2° C
    Heat Index
    13.2° C
    Dewpoint
    11.3° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    66 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 Tdy.

The barometer never lies. A storm is on the way.

The satellite never lies either. That’s a doozy of an April storm coming our way.

It looks like the center is roughly around Oregon right now. It will slowly creep north all day according to the model below.

The last image indicates the low will come ashore around Clayoquot sound and then travel inland overnight tonight. Most of its energy should be spent by then but this is still likely to create gusty winds this afternoon and into this evening as the low comes on shore around 8PM. If this timing is correct, then I would expect the strongest gusts to come after it lands between 8PM and 11PM.

The best way to see when the wind might come though is Always the barometer.  As soon as it stops going down, then we know the low is at its closest and the transition is near. Wind generally follows.

Batten down the hatches and keep an eye on Environment Canada for any wind warnings and BC Ferries for cancellatoons Tonight.

Have fun out there! I will be in Campbell Rover for the AVICC meeting so might get more of a front row seat than normal!

It will rain most of the weekend with a break possible Sunday morning before more rain Monday.

Spring flowers will love it!

Happy Weekend.