September 19, 2020

It’s all timing

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 18 September 2020 - Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Widespread smoke. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Widespread smoke. High 21. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Widespread smoke. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 22. Sunday night: Showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 17. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 13. Thursday: Rain. High 17.

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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