Very Low Barometer… windy tonight

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of thunderstorms. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.9° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.9° C
    Heat Index
    14.9° C
    Dewpoint
    13.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    29 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:15:00 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
    04:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (51% full)
    Civil Set
    22:12
    Day Length
    13:20:51
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.8° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.55 kPa @ 03:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.8° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.3km/h @ 00:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    30W/m2 @ 06:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

(Update: Did I call it? 😉 Wind Warning now issued for all of Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland… look for the barometer to head towards 97kpa. The closer it gets, the stronger shot we will receive. Up to 80kph)

You might have noticed the barometer value up top is in the yellow. That generally means one thing. Wind!

The GFS model is saying we’ll get down to 98kpa tonight. We’re certainly on our way.

We should get some moderate rain tonight before the wind comes. Just 20-25 in the forecast so shouldn’t be a risk of flooding. We’re looking at about half the amount this storm than we did the past two.

The GFS windogram says we’re in for only 15knot winds. This is actually the first time I’ve used the windogram for our area, so we’ll see how accurate it is. I have a feeling it underestimates greatly as EC generally does as well.

And some of you might like to know. We got a visit on Friday from Dr. Andrew Weaver, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner for 2007 with the IPCC. He was here to take some pictures of our weather station as it is part of his islandweather.ca network and to install new stations on Alberni Elementary and Maquinna Elementary. My wife met him, without realizing his fame 🙂 I was not home from work yet. Bummer!

Anyway, stay safe out there! And hey, end of January/beginning of February is still looking cool, possibility of snow in time for the Olympics? (Imagine a giant dump of snow on Vancouver on February 13! OMG hahah)

3 Replies to “Very Low Barometer… windy tonight”

  1. Gee, I actually beat both Nick and Chris with rainfall today! My 31.2mm to their 12.19mm (Chris) and 15mm (Nick). Amazing!

    Anyway, We did have some wind, according to our wind graphs. And I see our baro is 98.4kpa at 2340 lcl. Station says it’s still falling rapidly. Hmmm…. could we be in for something?

  2. wow, so if we wake up without power we know why 😛
    its in the red now :O

    at least im not flooding for once :3

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