Brrrr! A cold start to 2017, then maybe Snow!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 25 May 2018 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 22. UV index 7 or high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 18. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.3° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.64 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 4.1 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    59 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.3° C
    Heat Index
    16.3° C
    Dewpoint
    8.2° C
    UV
    3.3
    Solar
    511 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:10:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:42
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    21:50
    Day Length
    13:16:10
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.4° C @ 05:41 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.2° C @ 05:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.9km/h @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    828W/m2 @ 10:03 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.9 @ 10:56 Tdy.

Ya… so, the Polar Bear swim was cold, especially in a Wookie Robe! ????????

Thankfully there was a warm fire nearby and some dry clothes!

I wouldn’t recommend going for a dip this week, it is going to be well below freezing every morning.  There might even be some ice forming on the beach!

Expect lows around -5°C in the City Tuesday through Friday and maybe hitting -10°C in the Valley or at the Airport.

Things get interesting on Friday when a system moves in with some precipitation for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday but it is still way too early to say how much snow might fall.

The UWash model is pretty light with most of the snow falling at higher elevations. Here is the two day look between 4AM Saturday and Monday.

This forecast will change between now and then, so we will just keep an eye on it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  Happy 2017!