Thu. Feb 21st, 2019

It’s all timing

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.7° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.64 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.7° C
    Heat Index
    3.7° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:45:00 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
    06:43
    Moon Phase
    Full (90% full)
    Civil Set
    18:22
    Day Length
    12:32:48
    Day High
    9.3° C @ 15:11 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -4.2° C @ 06:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.25 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 23:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -5.5° C @ 03:07 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.3° C @ 15:11 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.8km/h @ 22:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    575W/m2 @ 12:52 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.0 @ 12:38 Tdy.

Brett Anderson of Accuweather is saying that depending on the timing of weather patterns on Friday, we could have a significant snow event for Friday/Saturday.

At this point, it looks like the storm will track into western Washington later Friday, which is a favorable track for snow in Vancouver assuming there is enough cold air coming in. Rain will likely change to snow from northeast to southwest in the region from southern BC to Washington and then perhaps northwestern Oregon.

How much snow? It is still early, but I certainly could see 5-10 cm in Vancouver and several more in the higher elevations just to the west. An inch or two is even possible in the Seattle area. Computer models are not that impressed for Strait of Georgia enhanced snowfall Saturday over eastern Vancouver Island, but I still think there will be snow showers, especially over southeastern parts of the island and a small accumulation.

Looks like my wife is best positioned to get herself a prize for predicting snow. If anyone out there hasn’t picked a day yet, you might want to get Friday in and pick a time you think it might start to see who is closest!

9 thoughts on “It’s all timing

  1. WAIT A MINUTE HERE no friends or family allowed here chris!!!!

    “Looks like my wife is best positioned to get herself a prize for predicting snow.”

    i call scam!!!! lol

  2. Hey Chris – !!!! I think Brad has something – checking back you posted this ” admin Says:
    November 14th, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    My wife says Dec 12.” and on the start YOU picked Dec 5 then changed to Jan 3 rd – your wifes birthday – and it was to be pick a day – Brad was disquailified for picking 3 days and let pick another day. Now it’s pick a time ?? – I think Brad may have something here — Mike

  3. heh.. brads still all good…

    It’s only pick a time if you are picking a day that someone has already picked…

    if you’re not within an hour on either side of your time that you picked, then the person who picked the day first wins.

    I will be the first to admit I am making this up as I go along, so don’t expect anything too impressive if you win! :p

  4. It’s sort of like the Westminster Parliamentary system… this contest is based more on precedent, or lack of, than any set rules. πŸ˜‰ :p

  5. Chris then me and Eve shold be able to pick a new Day and TIME since OUR days are aready gone by ??? Making it up as we go along so to speak !!

    Mike

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