September 21, 2020

Wind Warning – Dryness record survives – More rain coming

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 21 September 2020 - Monday night: A few showers ending overnight then cloudy. Low 12. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 19. Wednesday night: Showers. Low 11. Thursday: Showers. High 18. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Rain. High 16. Friday night: Rain. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 17.

There will be some more rain later today through Tuesday morning and there will be wind along with it.

There is a wind warning for both East and West Vancouver Island. Winds up to 70kph and 100kph can be expected in each region respectively. That should mean we get the odd gust here in Alberni as well. Be especially careful on the passes.

We did not get as much rain over the weekend as was initially feared. Indeed if we had it may have caused some local flooding.

The official station received 68mm. Far below the 100-150mm predicted for our region. That’s not to say we didn’t get near that in other places though. Nicks weather over by Maquinna got 90mm. The Islandweather station on Alberni Elementary got around 83mm and Alberniweather recorded 60mm.

Tops in the Inland Region of Vancouver Island goes to Tahsis thanks to the Island Weather station at Captain Meares Elementary which recorded an incredible 230mm over the weekend. Over 100mm fell yesterday alone.

Tahsis school

So… In terms of our dryness record going back to 1896.. We still have plenty of head room.

July-October, 1896 got 159mm, 1929 got 214.9mm, and 2012 has 36.2mm 104.4mm so far. So we need over 122.8mm 54.6mm to dodge the 1896 record.

There Is that much in the forecast out to the end of the month. Now it’s a question of whether we get it.