Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Forecast Change! But will we get rain? And then it ends!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.1° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.59 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 3.2 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.1° C
    Heat Index
    4.1° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:50:00 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
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.6° C @ 00:04 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.59 kPa @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.8° C @ 00:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Update 2PM: Well, we got the rain! Judging by the front moving through on the radar, it should keep going until about between 2:30 and 3PM. Then we should dry out. Hope the racers and spectators got under cover!

Well the forecast (from all sources) made a big shift to rain today. Victoria and Vancouver are getting serious rain this morning, but what about us??

I’ve waited for the UWash models to finish their morning update before posting this so we have the best possible idea for the afternoon.

The best chance for showers, and they still appear light, will be today between 12PM and 2PM. Here is the 2PM image:

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There will be a slight chance of showers after 2PM but it should be dry. Honestly though, I will be surprised if we get any rain at all. Since this rain is coming more from the East, than the West, Nanaimo and points South of us are going to get that rain squeeze out as they hit the mountains and we are going to be the ones in the rain shadow! That doesn’t happen often, go figure!

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As you can see on the radar here… things are kind of going around the Valley. So for those of you burning your tires at Thunder in the Valley, fear not. If it rains, it won’t last long and the runway should dry fast!

As for the next week. It seems like this little blip, is not going to last and while we won’t be sweating as much, it’s going to stay dry and pleasant warm temperatures.