Sat. Aug 17th, 2019

Yarco was snowy

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 16 August 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 15. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. High 24. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight with 30 percent chance of drizzle before morning. Low 15. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of drizzle. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.9° C
    Heat Index
    16.9° C
    Dewpoint
    14.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:37
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (96% full)
    Civil Set
    21:07
    Day Length
    13:23:16
    Day High
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    16.9° C @ 04:36 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 04:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    16.9° C @ 04:36 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

So even though a warning wasn’t posted for us, we got 60kph winds this morning around 4AM… which is warning worthy… so this Storm is now christened Yarco! How much snow did you see? Didn’t last long here but i’m sure the skihills are excited.

Update: I got this message today about the lightning storm we had during the 11/12 storm event (Zorro).

there were about 31 strikes total across Central Vancouver Island with almost half within about 60 miles of Port Alberni.

6 thoughts on “Yarco was snowy

  1. That storm desrves a name like Yarko – it sure didn’t amoount to much. I was surprised to see the wind speed at your end of town because it was barely noticeable here.

  2. check that out, a 954.8 low… thats pretty intense. lucky it wasnt down here, 65knot winds, hurricane force. imagin the destruction.

  3. that would be insane to go through… i was reading some USA weather service site for Alaska after i saw that low and it had warnings for those areas of hurricane force winds tonight. i cant imagine it lol

  4. Ya, I’ve been watching it on these forecast texts:

    http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/zone/hsmz.htm

    Get it through the Forecasts–>Marine–>North Pacific High Seas

    Great for seeing what’s coming our way a few days out… once you figure out what lat/long we are and how long it takes to get from a to b… I still have trouble wrapping my head around their forecasts sometimes.

    When I see ‘Hurricane Warning’ on those texts I sit up and take notice.

  5. The really fun part of course isn”t the winds, it’s the waves.. that 952 low is generating 30ft waves.

    I’ve been in 20ft waves… (in Hecate Straits) God it was the most fun I’ve ever had while being scared out of my tree. Way better than any rollercoaster!

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