Fri. Sep 20th, 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 11:00 AM PDT Friday 20 September 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 12. Saturday: Becoming cloudy in the morning. Rain beginning in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 19. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Rain. Low 14. Sunday: Showers. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 7. Monday: Periods of rain. High 14. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 21. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.0° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.84 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 2 km/h
    Humidity
    55 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.0° C
    Heat Index
    22.0° C
    Dewpoint
    12.5° C
    UV
    4.6
    Solar
    720 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:29
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (63% full)
    Civil Set
    19:54
    Day Length
    13:12:35
    Day High
    22.0° C @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.7° C @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 12:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.7° C @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.0° C @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6km/h @ 10:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    861W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 12:41 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!