Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

Chance of snow increases again – plan travel accordingly

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:16 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.3° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    67 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.3° C
    Heat Index
    19.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:00:00 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
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (60% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:22:59
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 Tdy.

White stuff is in the forecast again after today’s weak rain front passes through. Most of that rain will fall on the west coast. We are being passed over again.

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By Wednesday night and Thursday morning it is going to cool off a bit and we should be near or below zero.
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Combine that with a stronger system slated for Thursday night and we have a good chance for snow. I would say our chances are better this time than last time, but it is still one of these north sliding systems that seems to save the strongest precipitation, and thus most likely snowfall, for higher elevations and points outside the Valley.

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That said, it looks like we could see 5-10cm of snow by Friday morning or before it warms up Friday afternoon.

As it is the Friday before Christmas, I know lots of people will be out on the roads. So please be aware and plan accordingly… That is, give yourself lots of time.

Saturday and Sunday should be similar to this past weekend with warmer temperatures…. Sorry, Christmas itself is looking pretty green. 🙂