Cooling, clearing, drying trend through Wednesday. Disagreements on Snow potential

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.6° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 5.7 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.6° C
    Heat Index
    14.6° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    111 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:40:00 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
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.72 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.4km/h @ 16:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

This morning will start cloudy again but this should be the last day of low cloud as we shift back to an Arctic outflow type situation.

The great image below shows the dry, and cold, air streaming out of the Interior, over the Island and out to the Pacific by Tuesday morning.

That is a pretty clear signal that cold air is on the way and by Wednesday morning our forecast low is minus 5.

Environment Canada has snow in the forecast for Thursday and Friday but the UWash models are completely dry until at least Saturday so we will have to wait for things to shake down.

They all agree on the cold and the sun though so bundle up and get your sunglasses out.

Happy Monday!