April 3, 2020

Wind and rain today and Saturday night

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 03 April 2020 - Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries early this evening and before morning. Low plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers or wet flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. Low minus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High 13. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low zero. Tuesday: Sunny. High 17. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.3° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 14 km/h
    gusting 29 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.7° C
    Heat Index
    7.3° C
    Dewpoint
    1.4° C
    UV
    1.3
    Solar
    219 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:30:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:17
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (77% full)
    Civil Set
    20:28
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.8° C @ 07:07 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 16:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.1° C @ 03:12 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.5° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 16:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1009W/m2 @ 15:07 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.9 @ 13:45 Tdy.

UPDATE: 1:14PM Looks like the barometer has bottomed out at 99.3kPa and the wind has picked up on cue. There are power outages in various locations on the East Coast of the Island. Sutton Pass is snow covered, doesn’t look nice.

The wind today should stick mainly to the East Coast of the Island but as it did on Monday, it could find its way into the Valley as well. It’s currently blowing in Courtney and Powell River as well as Nanaimo.

The worst should come through around noon when the barometer is forecast to bottom out near 99kPa.

We will get plenty of rain today. Again not nearly as much moisture as we got from the snow and rain on Monday, but not a small amount either.

After a bit of a break tomorrow we will get another pulse on Saturday night and into Sunday. It looks as though it will be a little weaker than today’s storm.

Enjoy the November Rain… And Happy Turkey day to all my American viewers (I know there are some of you out there!)

3 thoughts on “Wind and rain today and Saturday night

  1. Funny it seems just as the wind picks up here in the Valley, EC has removed the wind warnings for the Island and most of the Lower Mainland, along with Haida Qwaii

  2. And just as this storm moves on, another real nasty one is fast approaching from the West. The maritime forecasts are for up to 70knt winds over the Central Coast…. Even now at midnight, the wind at work is holding around 35knts.

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