Sun. Nov 18th, 2018

Happy First Day of Winter! White Christmas chances slim. Maybe Sunny instead!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 17 November 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 4 overnight. Sunday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 10. UV index 1 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Monday: Sunny. High 8. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 7. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 6. Thursday: Rain. High 10. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    ESE 3.7 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.4° C
    Heat Index
    4.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (73% full)
    Civil Set
    17:11
    Day Length
    12:04:14
    Day High
    10.3° C @ 15:07 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.9° C @ 04:38 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.87 kPa @ 08:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.61 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.5° C @ 02:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.3° C @ 15:07 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.0km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    482W/m2 @ 12:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:59 Tdy.

Winter began today at 2:44AM PST. With some snow still hanging around and now a chill back in the air this morning it definitely feels like the season.

You may be wondering whether it will feel any more like the Christmas season this weekend?  EC has a chance of “rain or snow” for Christmas Eve, which is pretty exciting, but remember their order matters… “rain” is first, so is most likely.  But lets have a look at the forecast anyway, we can dream!

The UWash model currently has no precipitation at all over Christmas Eve.

The latest run of the Canadian Model is also devoid of precipitation on Saturday/Sunday. (Notice the snow on the 26/27th though!)

And similarly, the US GFS model is dry… though if you look really close, you can see it predicts 0.1cm on Christmas day.  Which amounts to a few flakes! That would be ok right? 🙂

So don’t get your hopes up for a white Christmas but hey, you never know. And Christmas Eve Day actually looks sunny, so that will be nice.

Before we get there we have some more rain coming our way tonight.

I will have one more post on Friday and then I will take a break until at least Boxing Day when we get a good look at the possible snow on the 27th.

Happy Solstice!