Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Very Low Barometer… windy tonight

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 6:04 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    30.8° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.4 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 5.8 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    27 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    30.8° C
    Heat Index
    30.8° C
    Dewpoint
    9.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    118 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 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 thoughts on “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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