Fri. Jul 19th, 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 19 July 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing late this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.1° C
    1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 2 km/h
    gusting 6 km/h
    Humidity
    64 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.1° C
    Heat Index
    19.1° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    5.3
    Solar
    888 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    19.1° C @ 11:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    19.1° C @ 11:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 09:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    889W/m2 @ 11:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.3 @ 11:56 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!