Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Wind Warning – Dryness record survives – More rain coming

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.8° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.22 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    2.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.8° C
    Heat Index
    2.8° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    1.2
    Solar
    287 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    5.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    2.8° C @ 11:48 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.22 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.8° C @ 11:48 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    327W/m2 @ 11:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 11:30 Tdy.

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.