Tue. Sep 18th, 2018

Thunderstorms tonight?

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate. Tuesday night: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 15. Friday night: Showers. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.8° C
    3.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.05 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    81 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.8° C
    Heat Index
    13.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.6° C
    UV
    3.9
    Solar
    665 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:35:00 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
    06:27
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (68% full)
    Civil Set
    19:58
    Day Length
    13:13:14
    Day High
    13.8° C @ 12:34 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.9° C @ 06:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.8° C @ 12:34 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.1km/h @ 06:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 11:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.1 @ 12:30 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 thoughts on “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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