Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

Very rainy weekend coming.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:34 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.3° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.82 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    56 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.3° C
    Heat Index
    22.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:40:00 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
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:22:59
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 Tdy.

Incoming! 🙂 (Sunday Night)

 

Update: Flurries possible due to low temps.

We are still only just above freezing.  As such, we can expect the rain this afternoon to possibly start as flurries or wet snow.  It should not last and should change to rain pretty quickly but you never know sometimes. 🙂

Stay safe out there.

 

The rain earlier this week was just a taste of what is coming on the weekend.

Friday afternoon.
Friday afternoon.

The showers should begin around noon today and then strengthen to rain in the afternoon.

Friday night
Midnight Saturday

However, as you can see above the strongest rain and potential for wind will come overnight Saturday.  The main force of the system should hit around midnight on Saturday… Strong winds are only a small threat riht now.

Winds midnight saturday
Winds midnight saturday

The rain will continue most of Saturday before letting up in the afternoon.  While Environment Canada says we will stay cool around 5°C, the Uwash model says we could get up to the 8°C range Saturday or Sunday which would be nice.

Overnight into saturday
Saturday afternoon

However, a second system will approach the coast again Saturday night.

Sunday morning
Sunday midnight

Light showers will start again around midnight Sunday and then the full brunt of the system marches in Sunday morning.

Sunday
Sunday

It will last the rest of Sunday and it should be warmer than Saturday and will include a chance of gusty winds as well.

So, plenty of rain coming.  The total for the weekend between 4AM Saturday and 4AM Monday is up to 30mm.  With a little extra Friday.

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Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend.