Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

The barometer is dropping. Wind is coming.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Thursday night: Mainly cloudy. Clearing near midnight. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low zero. Sunday: Sunny. High 17. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.1° C
    -1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 9.7 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    46 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.1° C
    Heat Index
    14.1° C
    Dewpoint
    2.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    74 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:15:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:34
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (67% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:17:21
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 15:39 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.7° C @ 05:52 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.8 kPa @ 08:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.46 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.7° C @ 05:52 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 15:39 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.9km/h @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    939W/m2 @ 13:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.0 @ 13:04 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.