Thunderstorms tonight?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 12. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.3° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 8.8 km/h
    gusting 22.5 km/h
    Humidity
    73 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    6.7° C
    Heat Index
    8.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    292 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    1.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    8.3° C @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.55 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.3° C @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.9km/h @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    299W/m2 @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 08:20 Tdy.

My only complaint of the past few weeks has been the extremely unfair distribution of lightning storms on Vancouver Island. (hear the tiny violins?)

Well, today that inequity May be solved, at least Geographically. We are setting up for a good bunch of lightning and the forecast appears to have it be a little stronger on the central Island than on the South.

Of course… I’m in Victoria this weekend. So the Gods of lightning are no doubt laughing at me again. Yyaaaaaaargh. 🙂

There is already a little action showing up on the lightning detector right now just off the coast but it shouldn’t get revved up until later this afternoon and evening.

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You can see the lightning detector yourself by clicking on the yellow link in the forecast.

Here’s the satellite showing the low coming down from the north.

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Enjoy the show if you get it.

2 Replies to “Thunderstorms tonight?”

  1. I hope there is no rain – the GFS a couple of days ago looked like we might get to the end of the month without any precipitation. It’s almost 15 degrees coller today than it was yesterday!

  2. Lots of lightening last night, visible from the “Starlight Express” steam train on our return trip from McLean Mill. A few very light sprinkles up there, but nothing that would be measurable.

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