Thunderstorms tonight?

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

    Forecast Issued 08:15 AM PDT Friday 20 July 2018 - Friday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.09 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    495 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    501W/m2 @ 09:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 09:36 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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