Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Drivers: Cold and Sleet early Friday… Snowy and Stormy in store for Saturday

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.6° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.33 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.6° C
    Heat Index
    -0.6° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.7° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    151 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:55:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.33 kPa @ 09:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 09:40 Tdy.

Now… back to the weather….

We are into a pretty unstable and cool pattern. Temperatures aren’t expected to get above 4ºC from today until Sunday.

Showers should start Thursday evening in the 7PM hour (in grey below) with snow at higher elevations (in green).

It will be short lived though and spotty.

Beware:  There is snow predicted to fall Friday morning, in the 3AM-4AM time period but switching to rain in the following two hours.

However, the temperatures are so borderline that this could fall as either snow, or sleet, or rain.  So expect nothing, or a bit of a mess, when you wake up on Friday morning.

Spotty showers or flurries at higher elevations should continue on Friday.. the Hump, Sutton and Malahat passes or inland parts of the Island might have some messy weather so be prepared.

The main show begins on Friday night and early Saturday morning as a front sweeps in with widespread rain at lower elevations and snow at higher elevations.  Looks like another base-maker at Mt. Washington starting around 1AM Saturday!

Precipitation might be strong enough, and temperatures cool enough, for wet snow to fall, particularly on the east side of the Island. (in green)

It is also going to be windy… so driving conditions are probably going to be treacherous.

You can see the winds spinning offshore and howling in the Strait in the picture above.

It should all end as the low comes onto Vancouver Island around 10AM.

Buckle up! It’s going to be another wild weekend of weather!