Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Clear Morning – More Rain Late Week then… “S”?

  • 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
    4.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.1° C
    Heat Index
    4.1° C
    Dewpoint
    3.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    21 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:40:00 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 (83% 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
    21W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

At this moment as I type if you step outside you’ll be greeted with a stiff breeze and bright twinkling stars above. Not bad I’d say.

We should have a nice break from the rain this morning. Then there will be a chance for some showers through the day before it clears up a little more in the afternoon and evening and into tomorrow. We’re looking at another bout of rain on Thursday but after that it should quiet down a bunch.

We remain on track to break the record dryness since July.

July-October, 1896 got 159mm, 1929 got 214.9mm, and 2012 has 36.2mm 104.4mm 115.6mm so far. So we need over 122.8mm 54.6mm 43.4mm to dodge the 1896 record.

Here is a curveball to throw into the mix:

What if I told you the models at Accuweather and the GFS are showing us getting below freezing with precipitation?

Going into next week, the GFS model ensembles below are in good agreement showing widespread cold covering much of western Canada, especially from BC to Alberta, where temperatures from Monday to Wednesday next week could be as much as 8 to 12 C below normal.

There were hints of this cooldown late last week, but there was so much going on with the rainstorm that it didn’t seem like a good time to point them out. Especially since they were so far out in the forecast. Now… they are not so far out anymore.
Here is the chart for the GFS:

Notice the bottom of the graph is set at -1C. It looks like by Saturday or Sunday we could have highs in the low-single-digits.

It’s worth noting though that Environment Canada isn’t going anywhere near this cold at this point. They still have in the 10s. But they seem to be the outliers now. We shall see who comes around. We should at least get some white stuff on the mountains.

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1 thought on “Clear Morning – More Rain Late Week then… “S”?

  1. This morning’s GFS temperature chart looks like it has moved down a degree or two for early next week.

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