Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

Wind Warnings up for West Island – Stormy Days ahead

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.3° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 11.3 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.3° C
    Heat Index
    11.3° C
    Dewpoint
    6.1° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    60 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:40:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 Tdy.

I was waiting to see if Environment Canada would post a warning and indeed they did. It is currently only for the West Coast.  Tofino and Ucluelet. Here’s the rundown on when to expect the rain and wind in Port Alberni.

The rain will begin across the Island in the 5-8AM period on Tuesday morning.

Rain and Winds will intensify in the 8-11AM period.

Winds will be strong from the SW on the West Coast and from the SE in Port Alberni and Nanaimo/Georgia Strait.  There is a possibility for mid-morning cancellation of ferry routes on Tuesday.

Winds and rain should taper off after noon on Tuesday but it is just a break…

After 2PM rains should return and we should see the a return to strong rain around midnight Tuesday/Wednesday.

The finale of the system will be early Wednesday morning as the models have very strong rain coming in in the 2-5AM period.

Things should taper off Wednesday morning and we may see a break in the clouds by the time Wednesday afternoon rolls around.

Batten down the hatches and bring the lawn chairs back in! It’s going to feel a little icky!