Tue. Oct 16th, 2018

Wind Warning – Dryness record survives – More rain coming

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Tuesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches developing early in the morning and dissipating late in the morning. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.9° C
    2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.5 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    56 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.9° C
    Heat Index
    18.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.9° C
    UV
    2.2
    Solar
    574 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:08
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    18:59
    Day Length
    13:04:42
    Day High
    19.1° C @ 14:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.81 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.5 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    19.1° C @ 14:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 14:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    621W/m2 @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:37 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.