Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Wind Warnings up for West Island – Stormy Days ahead

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.3° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    1.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.3° C
    Heat Index
    3.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    14 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    36.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (18% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.03 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.5° C @ 08:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.8km/h @ 06:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 09:52 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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!