Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Cold Snap on the way.

  • 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
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 4.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    3.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    22 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:45:00 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
    25W/m2 @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Once the rain ends today we will be headed into a cold spell.

We will have a few more showers on Tuesday, but starting Tuesday night the winds are going to shift around to the Northwest and the cold will be coming not only for us, but for the whole Pacific NW.

Check out the maps below:

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Above is early Wednesday morning. You can see the relatively warm air hanging on. There is slated to be a little more rain around this time, though as you will see below, there is a chance it might fall as snow.

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Here is the height of the cold spell on Friday morning. The Arctic air has reached all the way down to California and Nevada. We should be firmly below zero, as low as -5. It will be dry though, in fact Thursday is looking clear and sunny.

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Backing up again to Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. While the GFS and UWash forecasts are not calling for snow in our region, this depiction from the European model is still showing a chance at least for places away from the water to get 1-2 inches of snow Tuesday night. We will see what the upcoming GFS and Euro model runs say. (Thank you to Monty in the comments for pointing me to the Wundermap of the Euro model. You can get to it by click the image)