Sat. Aug 17th, 2019

Thunder in Port Alberni

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 16 August 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 15. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. High 24. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight with 30 percent chance of drizzle before morning. Low 15. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of drizzle. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    17.1° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    101.53 kPa
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.1° C
    Heat Index
    17.1° C
    14.5° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    17.1° C @ 03:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.53 kPa @ 03:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    17.1° C @ 03:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.


It’s been a while since we’ve had a thunderstorm in town! But we’ve had 4 good cracks so far. I haven’t seen any lightning so far. If you see lightning in your area, post a note here so people know where to look (and where to stay away from 🙂 wee ).


17 thoughts on “Thunder in Port Alberni

  1. I’ve heard 2 so far… just in the past 10 minutes. (446pm as I type)  Can’t say I knew about the other 2 though.

  2. Heard it at a distance from Beaver Creek comin’ from town…………….but it’s getting mighty dark over me just now!

  3. Yeah, my buddy by the highschool said it was raining buckets, but I only got a brief shower here.  Enough to make everything damp.   I need to modify my rain bucket for higher resolution than my (wow, that was a big rumble) current 1.0mm measurements.

  4. That’s two sheet lightenings now wind and thunder about two and a half seconds after the light show

  5. LOL.  EC just updated the forecast… “risk of thundershowers” 🙂

    (they did have the risk in there earlier today, but had taken it out for the 4PM or earlier update I think)

  6. OK must be done out here…………….pup  took her bone back outside…………Was fun while it lasted tho’, the neighborhood dogs were unappreciative

  7. The lightning detection network doesn’t show any activity for strikes in our area, so I would assume its safe to say most of our local activity was cloud to cloud style.

    I’d love to add a Boltek sensor to my setup.  Anyone got $1000 they can spare? Heheheheh

  8. It’s 1:49am now, Wednesday, July 13th.
    I just heard and saw lightening outside about 5 minutes ago. I live in the middle of town. Not a big fan of storms either….

  9. Wow!  What a storm last night Nick! 56mm/hr on the rain meter here and 20mm total.   
    We did get something like this before…. a few summers ago.  I think August 2006.  I’ll have to dig it up.
    Thanks Tiffany for the storm report. I didn’t hear anything but thought there must have been something.

  10. It sure woke me up, and the lightening lasted ’til 3 am!  We’ve just received nearly the total rainfall that we had for all of June, which EC says was 25 mm (about 1/2 of normal).

  11. I just found the data from the last time we had a big downpour like this.  August 26, 2007 10AM in the morning we registered a rain rate of 55.12mm/hr

    Last night we got to 56.13mm/hr

  12. Haha! I think that was my step-sister’s wedding! The tent collapsed under the weight of the rain! I, personally, am LOVING this weather! Love thunder, lightening and a good rain storm!!!

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