Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

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 PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.0° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.1 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 4.8 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.0° C
    Heat Index
    4.0° C
    Dewpoint
    2.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:15:00 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
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.8° C @ 03:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.1 kPa @ 05:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.5° C @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 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!