Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Finally! Some action on the weather front! Snow!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:44 AM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. 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: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud 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
    31.6° C
    3.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WNW 0.1 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    29 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    31.6° C
    Heat Index
    31.6° C
    Dewpoint
    11.4° C
    UV
    2.6
    Solar
    703 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:20:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (82% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    31.6° C @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.6° C @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.4km/h @ 13:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Tdy.

Big change in the forecast this morning!

We’ve gone from a slight chance of flurries over the next 5 days…. to a chance of flurries today… and Periods of Snow on the weekend!

I will have to check who would be up for Snow Contest winner, but it certainly looks like a winner could be crowned this weekend!

Looks like Colin has the best chance right now!

And now… as we all gaze out upon our February like sun drenched and crisp morning… lets all have a moment of silence for Toronto as they get pounded by a snowstorm. Muuaahaha

15 thoughts on “Finally! Some action on the weather front! Snow!

  1. Your snow contest rules saying “only snow produced by actual weather” counts but do you mean just observing snow, the ground visibly covered in snow or a certain amount measurable?

  2. Ready, set, Go! Here comes the snow!

    But I’m not sure how much Chris. The GFS doesn’t call for any significant amount until Tuesday, when it is supposed to warm up some, but from the satellite shots it looks like the moisture is headed our way. Hard to call, but we’ll see!

  3. Ya that was a little tongue-in-cheek reference to snow machines. 😉

    The contest says:

    “When will we get measurable snow at the Alberniweather doorstep (6th and Redford)!?”

    key word is measurable. There has to be a consistent covering on the ground in order to get some sort of accurate measurement. So the threshold is likely 1cm or more.

    And ya… I don’t remember a time recently when the short term EC and GFS forecasts have been so different, even opposite.

    Obviously there must be a fairly unusual pattern happening for it to be so varied.

    All we can do is wait and see!

  4. And my apologies to anyone trying to put in a last minute guess on the Snow Contest!

    I just discovered my blogging software automatically closes the comments of all blog posts after 30 days in order to prevent spam.

    I have extended that to 120 days now, so the comments are open again and you can put in your guess if you haven’t already.

    Thank to Vuho in Texas for pointing that out to me this morning. 🙂

  5. Snow?!?! Good Grief! It’s cold enough here right now, we don’t need moisture to compound it! Heck, even my truck complained this morning at 0630 when I started her up to head for work, and she’d been plugged in too!

  6. O.K. I can’t take it anymore! The boredom weatherwise is about to drive me nuts.
    North Van is at least experiencing “light snow grains”. Even that would be good enough for me!!!

  7. I don’t know folks, it looks to me like the forecast is coming into line with the GFS, which predicts very little moisture until the temperature warms up late Tuesday or Wednesday.

  8. Just nasty!!!!
    But those of you with little ones need to come down to the lighthouse tomorrow at 2pm. Santa will arrive by boat just after 2pm. There will be crafts, music, hot chocolate, goodies and hopefully……….a flake or two to keep it festive.

  9. Sounds like a good snow squall just hit the Parksville area, and its sticking in some spots. And we got stars.. what the hell? 😉

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