May 26, 2020

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 PDT Tuesday 26 May 2020 - Tuesday: Clearing this morning. High 22. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 25. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Thursday: Increasing cloudiness. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 10. Saturday: Cloudy. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Sunday: Cloudy. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Monday: Cloudy. High 17.

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!