Tue. May 21st, 2019

Ugly day – Drive Safe – models impressive

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 12. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 28. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 25. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    21.7° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    100.71 kPa
    NE 3.2 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.7° C
    Heat Index
    21.7° C
    12.0° C
    740 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Full (90% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    21.9° C @ 14:01 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    100.74 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.64 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    21.9° C @ 14:01 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 12:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1243W/m2 @ 14:02 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:55 Tdy.

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)

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.


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

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