Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

The Drought has Broken for now!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 22 August 2019 - Thursday: Clearing. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 28. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 26.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.6° C
    1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.6° C
    Heat Index
    16.6° C
    Dewpoint
    9.2° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    155 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (60% full)
    Civil Set
    20:57
    Day Length
    13:22:04
    Day High
    18.0° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.8° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.8 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.53 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.8° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.0° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 2km/h @ 03:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    225W/m2 @ 07:50 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 08:32 Tdy.

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!