Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Wind Warning – Dryness record survives – More rain coming

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 6:04 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    30.8° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.4 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 5.8 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    27 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    30.8° C
    Heat Index
    30.8° C
    Dewpoint
    9.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    118 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 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.