Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

A rest then rain returns Saturday night – Cold air on the horizon

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.6° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.35 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.6° C
    Heat Index
    -0.6° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.7° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    176 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:05:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    185W/m2 @ 10:04 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 10:02 Tdy.

After yesterday’s exciting, which was more exciting in the Cowichan Valley (there are still many without power) than here, we all get a break today and Saturday.

A small ridge of high pressure is building in that will give us clear days and cold nights.  It got down to 3°C last night.

On Saturday night a small front with pass through:

A weak front sliding down the Island from the North

If the model is correct though, the rain will pass by Sunday morning and the rest of Sunday should be dry.

Next week shows the possibility of temperatures getting below zero. If you haven’t got your cold weather tires on (M+S or Snow tires with good tread) you might want to do that this weekend. Below around 3°C is when those cold weather tires start to pay off and if you go over the Hump or Sutton pass, they are the law.

This is the temperature map for Wednesday morning.

 

Light blues are just above or below freezing. Purples are around minus 10°C in the Interior. Brrr.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!