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 05:00 AM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.9° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.62 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 4.3 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.9° C
    Heat Index
    12.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.6° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    143 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:50:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (33% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 08:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    151W/m2 @ 08:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 08:46 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!