September 25, 2020

The Drought has Broken for now!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 September 2020 - Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain at times heavy beginning late this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 60 km/h before morning. Low 13. Friday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 40 to 60 km/h diminishing to 30 in the morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Friday night: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 15. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22.

Check out that radar image, that’s a doozy of a rain front.
Radar Image of September 8 rain event on VI

EC says we’ll be getting at least 15mm of rain tonight, there was nearly a rainfall warning issued for the West Coast (Uke/Tofino), they’re expecting up to 50mm overnight.

So to put it all into perspective, since September 1, we’ve received 16.5mm of rain… and we’re due for another 15 which would bring it up over 30mm which is respectable for September (normal for the month is 72mm). But when you consider that over the past 4 months, since May 15, we’ve only received 46.5mm, then you get an idea how dry these past 4 months has been. The normals for half of May, plus June, July and August combined is 180mm.

So we’ve received roughly 25% of the precipitation considered “normal” through the summer months.

All that aside, looks like it’s going to be a nice weekend for Fall Fair!