Dry through the weekend, possible snow Sunday night / Monday

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.68 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 8.4 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    514 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:10:00 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
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (38% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1283W/m2 @ 15:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 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!