Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Halloween forecast: try to stay dry

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.0° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.17 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    3.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.0° C
    Heat Index
    2.0° C
    Dewpoint
    1.9° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    288 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:05:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.6 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    2.1° C @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.17 kPa @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.1° C @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    297W/m2 @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 11:01 Tdy.

The roads are wet and the bushes are all dripping but we haven’t even recorded 1mm of rain in the past 24hrs. This kind of dampness will continue through the Halloween trick or treating time from 5-8PM.
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As you can see above, there are showers lingering in that time period. So my suggestion would be to put a layer on underneath the costume to stay dry and warm if you can but if you can’t just bring an umbrella in case it decides to actually rain. The little ones will likely not notice the dampness in the air or the condensation on their costumes as they consume, and are consumed by their search for sweets. In all, not a bad Halloween. Though I’m still hoping that one day we will get a snowy Halloween like happened at least once that I remember as a kid growing up here.

Friday and Saturday are going to see a lot more serious rain. We should get around 20-30mm of rain between 5AM Friday and 5AM Saturday and then another 5-10 between the same times Sat/Sun.

After that, it’s going to cool down and we might get more below zero mornings starting Tuesday and the mountains should start accumulating some snow.

Tomorrow… Monthly recap! It’s been a very dry October!