September 23, 2020

Thunderstorms tonight?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Becoming windy late this morning. High 19. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy early this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Periods of rain. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

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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