Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.2° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.2° C
    Heat Index
    14.2° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:50:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (79% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 02:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.8 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.75 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 02:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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!