Mon. Nov 12th, 2018

Halloween forecast: try to stay dry

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Monday 12 November 2018 - Monday: Clearing. High 10. UV index 1 or low. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers before morning. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 10. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 12. Wednesday night: Showers. Low 7. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 11. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low 7. Friday: Periods of rain. High 11. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 10. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 10.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.6° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.07 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNW 1.1 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.6° C
    Heat Index
    3.6° C
    Dewpoint
    3.4° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    76 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (24% full)
    Civil Set
    17:16
    Day Length
    12:03:23
    Day High
    3.6° C @ 09:52 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.6° C @ 04:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    103.23 kPa @ 00:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 07:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.3° C @ 04:05 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    3.6° C @ 09:52 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.7km/h @ 02:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    114W/m2 @ 09:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 09:46 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!