Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

A little wet white stuff.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 mm. Windy early this evening. Temperature steady near 11. Wednesday: Periods of rain ending late in the afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 14. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Amount 10 mm. Low 10. Thursday: Showers. High 13. Thursday night: Showers. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 11. Friday night: Rain. Low 7. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 12. Sunday night: Periods of rain. Low 8. Monday: Rain. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.7° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.7° C
    Heat Index
    9.7° C
    Dewpoint
    9.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:15:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:06
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    19:02
    Day Length
    13:04:57
    Day High
    10.5° C @ 12:48 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.2° C @ 07:39 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.9 kPa @ 20:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.1° C @ 20:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.5° C @ 12:48 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5km/h @ 20:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    142W/m2 @ 12:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 12:30 Tdy.

Just took the dog outside and got pelted with some wet snow. Be careful if you’re going up the hump today, might be a little slippery in the morning, but it should turn to rain by mid-morning.

After today, the forecast doesn’t look too shabby for a few days… but there *is* some significant precipitation in the long range models for late next week. And yes… still cool! So don’t take those winter tires off yet!

UPDATE: From Murkyview.com

A new entry at the National Snow and Ice Data Center out of Colorado is out and the news is that even with this years La Nina induced cold temperatures in parts of North America, the trend of diminishing Arctic sea ice shows little sign of abating.

Read On on the Arctic, La Nino, El Nino, and the what might be in store for the summer….

6 thoughts on “A little wet white stuff.

  1. I’m thinking of starting a petition to the Ministry of Transport to get a highway cam in Sutton Pass! It’s the worst stretch of road on the entire Island for winter weather, and there is no cam. =( What’s happening on the Hump is not always a good indicator.

    I didn’t have to drive it today, but I don’t expect to be “out of the woods” for the highway 4 passes until June!

    A co worker also suggested that if not Sutton Pass, a cam near the West Bay Hotel on Sproat Lake or perhaps Taylor River rest stop (last chance to turn around before Sutton)

    kat

  2. I’d love to have a cam on Sutton’s! We came through into Port Alberni this morning and it was snowing, though the trucks were out working on it. Then tonight I had to tow our camper trailer home through another snowstorm. This time it was 4×4 time to get up the East side of Sutton’s.

    What a joke!

  3. And power… I highly doubt Hydro is gonna drop a setup down transformer in for a simple webcam/light/bandwidth connection.

    As for cell signal, its quite the bouncy rattle path up there. Would be a decent radio link to the highways yard, but I don’t see them forking out for that either.

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