Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

5 day Spring Break Forecast! Don’t shoot the messenger. :)

  • 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
    11.9° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.73 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 9.7 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.9° C
    Heat Index
    11.9° C
    Dewpoint
    6.9° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    531 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:20:00 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.

So I did a bit if a double take this morning when I looked at the forecast and models and saw *snow* mentioned!

What I will provide below is a day by day forecast for the next 5 days so you know what might be coming. The main message though is it might not feel much like spring after today!

First, here is a look at the next extended forecast out 10 days.

Unfortunately, today and tomorrow are the warmest in the next 10 days. Then it cools right down and yes… that is snowfall predicted by the end of the week! More on that below!

Monday and Tuesday

We should stay dry today and tomorrow and should crack 9 or 10°C.  I would recommend outdoor activities these days if you are looking for stuff to do. This might be your last chance for a bit without getting cold and wet.

Wednesday

The first day of spring will begin with the threat of rain as mostly moves down from the northwest.

Showers should begin around midday Wednesday.

Thursday

The rain peaks before sunrise Thursday morning and then tapers off during the morning hours.  You will want to hold any outdoor activities to the afternoon on Thursday.

It is also going to feel a lot cooler on Thursday as highs only get to the 5°C range. Bundle up!

Friday – Uh. Snow Day?

This is where things get dicey, cold air may combine with moisture early on Friday morning to produce snow, particularly at higher elevations like the Hump or Sutton Pass. We might even see some wet snow fall in town. I don’t expect any serious accumulations.

The picture above is midday on Friday and shows rain possibly mixed with snow at higher elevations all day Friday.

Definitely an indoor day.

That’s it for the first 5 days of Spring Break! Have a great time out there!