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 Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.3° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.1 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NNW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    6.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    17 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (43% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 22:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1187W/m2 @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.2 @ 13:39 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!

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