Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 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
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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!