Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

We may not ride through Typhoons, but we still feel them.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.4° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.4° C
    Heat Index
    4.4° C
    Dewpoint
    4.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    86 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    90W/m2 @ 09:23 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We have many things to be thankful for here in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, and one of them is not having to worry much about things like Major Hurricanes.  As beautiful as they are to watch from above (check out Matthew’s eye “breathing”) they are ridiculously powerful.

Here is another great bit of data from an ocean buoy that rode out the hurricane perfectly. (80knots = 150kph)

This category 4 hurricane is going to have a potentially large impact on Haiti, eastern Cuba, and the Bahamas.

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On the other side of the world, Typhoon Chaba is sweeping south of Okinawa, Japan and north of Taiwan.

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Chaba will curl through Japan and then its remnants will head on over in our general direction by Thursday.

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For us here in God’s country, we can only expect a little rain this evening and then again Tuesday midday and through the afternoon and evening.

We should have a fairly dry 2nd half of the work week but Friday and the Thanksgiving weekend look pretty soggy and wouldn’t you know it? By Monday we start to see remnant energy from Hurricane Chaba.

Check out the progression below.  EX-Chaba appears in the first picture in the top left corner in the Aleutians.  Watch its energy whip and gather moisture as it heads West.

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Weather is cool.  Happy Monday!