April 7, 2020

It’s all timing

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 07 April 2020 - Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.7° C
    -1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.26 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 16 km/h
    gusting 26 km/h
    Humidity
    39 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.7° C
    Heat Index
    12.7° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.9° C
    UV
    0.4
    Solar
    75 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:20:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:08
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    20:34
    Day Length
    13:21:07
    Day High
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.2 @ 12:43 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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