Sun. Aug 25th, 2019

EC issues Special Weather statement for Friday bitter cold and snow.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 25 August 2019 - Sunday: Clearing near noon. High 26. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 27. Humidex 28. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 32. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 34. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    20.6° C
    3.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.08 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    60 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    20.6° C
    Heat Index
    20.6° C
    Dewpoint
    12.5° C
    UV
    4.2
    Solar
    723 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:10:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:50
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (28% full)
    Civil Set
    20:51
    Day Length
    13:21:16
    Day High
    20.6° C @ 11:09 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.9° C @ 05:20 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.09 kPa @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.9° C @ 05:20 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.6° C @ 11:09 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6km/h @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    828W/m2 @ 10:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.2 @ 11:07 Tdy.

I will keep this short just with Environment Canada’s statement. It is self explanatory. All areas of the South Coast including inland and east vancouver island are included. Below is the Inland version. I will make another post tomorrow (Thursday) morning with predictions as the models are fairly varied. Bundle up and get the snow shovel, especially if you are on the East side of the Island!

5:12 AM PST Wednesday 06 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:
Inland Vancouver Island
…Snow for the South Coast Thursday night and Friday…
…Bitterly cold arctic outflow winds Friday night and Saturday…

Cold, clear and fairly calm conditions prevail over the South Coast this morning thanks to a stagnant arctic airmass that still has the entire province under its wintery grip.

But beginning late Thursday a fresh infusion of arctic air will descend through the province. Increasing moisture ahead of this arctic blast will give snow to most of the South Coast beginning Thursday night. Snow will continue through Friday. Most areas will receive at least a few centimetres of accumulation by late Friday. However, there is potential for much higher accumulations over some regions. The most recent weather models suggest the areas favoured for higher accumulations will be East and Inland Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and the Fraser Valley.

Snow will start to ease Friday night as bitterly cold outflow winds start to pour out of the mainland inlets and valleys. The arctic outflow will be strongest over Howe Sound-Whistler, the Fraser Valley, Greater Victoria and the southern Gulf Islands. These areas will experience bitterly cold windchill temperatures and reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

Forecasts will be refined as confidence increases in computer model data. Snowfall and/or Arctic Outflow warnings may be issued.