Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Dry through the weekend, possible snow Sunday night / Monday

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.6° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.21 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    2.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.6° C
    Heat Index
    2.6° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    262 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:40:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    4.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    2.6° C @ 11:35 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.21 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.6° C @ 11:35 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    327W/m2 @ 11:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 11:30 Tdy.

Once again there is dissension in the model ranks. Contrary to the official EC forecast, the UW forecast model has no chance of precipitation of any kind today, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday morning.

Here is the precip map stretching from Thursday 4AM to Sunday 4AM.

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It’s bone dry for us. So if we do happen to get any precipitation, don’t expect it to be anything more than drizzle or the lightest flurry.

As Sunday rolls around, things get more interesting. We should get cold again as this image shows. The entire Island and region is forecast to be at or below 0°C. (32°F on the map… Man I wish they would just use metric/international units!)

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If it does indeed get that cold, it is going to potentially lead to one of our famous and loveable dump and wash events as a warm front pushes onto the coach Sunday afternoon, intensifies Sunday night and extends in Monday morning.

This forecast is still early, so amounts will certainly change or may disappear but like last week, the GFS has been consistent through the last few runs on this happening with only timing changing slightly.

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The forecast has us changing over to rain early Monday morning but at this point it’s not worth being any more specific since the timing is bound to change. Just know that we are likely to have snow and/or rain on Sunday night and rain on Monday with slush and perhaps freezing rain in between. Good times!