Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

Wind Warnings up for West Island – Stormy Days ahead

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:31 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 11. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.3° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.3° C
    Heat Index
    13.3° C
    Dewpoint
    11.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    53 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 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!