Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

An Active Week Ahead – Back to School Weather Schedule!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.2° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    4.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    25 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    30W/m2 @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Keep an umbrella handy with you all week this week.  Oh, and since the kids will be going back to school, they will likely need some rain boots and jackets!

Monday – Dry Morning – Wet Afternoon – slight chance of Thunder

After a good soaking on Sunday afternoon (very appropriate for World Water Day), we should start out dry on Monday for back to school time.  However, by the time school is out, expect showers.

3hr total 11-2PM
3hr total 11-2PM

The image above shows light showers starting in the 11 – 2PM timeframe.  The showers should be weighted toward the later time.  It is supposed to build a little more into the 2-5PM hour before tapering off again after sundown.

The atmosphere is also a little unstable so there will be a slight chance of a thunderstorm, but the models I have show only a very weak possibility of any activity at all.

Tuesday – Mostly Dry waiting for Wednesday

Tuesday should be mostly dry with perhaps a few breaks in the clouds.  Winds should be calm both Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday Main Event

Early Wednesday we should see a strong system push through.

pcp3.54.0000

It should rain all day Wednesday but the amounts are somewhat uncertain.  The model is currently predicting only 8mm between Tuesday and Thursday morning.

The rest of the week looks pretty similar to this unstable, variable pattern of alternating wet and dry.  Good for the gardens!