Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Gradual cooling but pleasant most of the week. Then big change coming. 100mm next week?

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 25 January 2020 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy in the morning. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Friday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    8.4° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    101.54 kPa
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.4° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    7.3° C
    122 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:40:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    6.6 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    253.0 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    New (1% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.6° C @ 07:29 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.3mm/hr @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.56 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.2° C @ 08:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5km/h @ 11:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    494W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 12:00 Tdy.

Another pleasant weekend has passed.

The mornings are definitely getting cooler, we got down to 7°C at the Airport this morning, and the sun is getting up later and going to bed earlier too.  All signs of fall approaching… And fall may be approaching in the form of a big fall storm.  Keep reading.

Here is the look at the next three days of precipitation out to Thursday morning… nothing happening.  It will remain dry and warm.


And then here are the 3 days after, from Thursday to Sunday morning…


Quite the dramatic shift!

While UWash has us avoiding the strongest of the moisture (and look at the sry spot near Duncan!), other models do not. Below is the Canadian long range forecast showing up to 90mm falling by Tuesday next week. (And windy on Monday too).


Here is the US GFS predicting up to 60mm by Monday and stormy gusts up to 50kph on Saturday.


And here is the multi-model consensus showing up to 70mm by the middle of next week and 100mm by Labour Day.


So the models all agree.  The weather is about to change, and in a pretty big way.

It is still too far out in the forecast to give specifics on timing and amount.  These forecasts will change and the systems producing this moisture are not very organized, they saeem to be kind of sliding past us down the coast rather than hitting us head on.

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But obviously the computers have a very wet few days coming our way starting around Friday and lasting through Wednesday next week. It goes without saying that this could break our drought… but if we simply get a massive deluge for a few days followed by another 2 months or more of dry and heat thanks to El Niño and the blob, then where will we be?

Stay tuned.