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 Thursday 19 July 2018 - Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Windy early this evening. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 4.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    11.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (56% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.1km/h @ 01:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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!