September 26, 2020

Ugly day – Drive Safe – models impressive

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 26 September 2020 - Saturday: Showers ending late this afternoon then mainly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening. Low 8. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 27. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 22.

It’s ugly out there. Heavy rain almost the whole way from Port Alberni to Parksville. Please be safe driving if you have to.

That said, nature is beautiful and science and nature can be beautiful too. I love this satellite picture from 5:30AM this morning showing the swirl of the storm as it approaches the Island. But even more cool, look how similar the two images are. The top is the satellite, the bottom is the forecast model prediction from last night for 7AM. It would be difficult to say it could get much better than that. (Though it can always get better)
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This rain will taper off through the morning. There is also wind on the West and East coast of the Island but we should be fairly protected from that.

The showers will continue throughout the day and will finally end around supper time. It should stay mostly dry until Saturday morning when a small front is expected to come through. It will be nothing like today though.

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November is our wettest and stormiest month! Looks like we are starting out pretty normal!

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