Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

The Drought has Broken for now!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday night: Showers ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. Low 10. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 20. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.3° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.58 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 0.1 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.3° C
    Heat Index
    12.3° C
    Dewpoint
    11.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:20:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    20.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:33
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    19:49
    Day Length
    13:11:49
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 22:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    24.9mm/hr @ 15:22 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.58 kPa @ 23:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.68 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 22:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.1km/h @ 10:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1121W/m2 @ 12:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 12:24 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!