Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

Unsettled Day – possible thunder in evening – new superior rain Bucket system

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 05:42 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Cloudy. Rain beginning this morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 14. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Showers at times heavy. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the morning and early afternoon. Amount 25 mm. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.2° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.92 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.2° C
    Heat Index
    13.2° C
    Dewpoint
    11.6° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    124 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.2° C @ 10:27 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.2° C @ 10:27 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 10:42 Tdy.

We had a very pleasant rain shower yesterday over the whole Island. Unfortunately, my rain gauge is not operational. So I had to resort to desperate and likely totally inaccurate measurements.

However, given that more than 10mm was registered at Alberni Elementary, I think my bucketmometer is not going to make the grade.

Today looks like quite a variable day. It is starting nicely, with only patchy clouds but expect by 2PM or so that the clouds will become more ominous and showers will begin across the Island and there may be thundershowers in the 2-5PM period, particularly on the East Coast.

Below shows the showers Island wide, strongest on the West Coast of course.

But here is the potential for thunder and lightning, focused on the East island, particularly between Nanoose and Courtenay and in Barkley Sound.

Showers will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning.

After Tuesday, things dry up again and there is no more significant rainfall between Wednesday and next Monday. So enjoy the little drink from the heavens while you can!

Have a great Monday.