The barometer is dropping. Wind is coming.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 July 2018 - Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Windy early this evening. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 3.4 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    81 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:30:00 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
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (56% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.1km/h @ 01:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.