Light Flurries falling – Small Accumulation possible in some areas before rain and wind

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 19 May 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 9. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 25. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 29. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.46 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 3.1 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    82 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.9° C
    Heat Index
    12.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:25:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (31% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.9° C @ 02:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.46 kPa @ 04:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.9° C @ 02:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The clear skies last night dropped our temperature down to just below freezing (-0.4°C).  We now have some moisture coming in from the Pacific…

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… And that is giving us a few flurries this morning.  Nothing was sticking when I walked out the door at 6AM and nothing is predicted to stick according to the UWash models but cooler parts of the Valley and higher elevations may have a skiff of snow on the ground.  There is also a chance for freezing rain, so please be careful driving.  If we get a quick shot of heavier precipitation when the main system moves in we may see some of that fall as wet snow and accumulate before turning to rain.

The image below is the snow forecast for 4AMTue-Wed.  You can see the snow stayin to the higher elevations.

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Rain and Wind coming Monday/Tuesday.

There is around 30mm of rain expected to fall by Tuesday morning.

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Another 30mm, though probably less, will fall on Tuesday to Wednesday morning.

The precipitation has already started falling this morning obviously howevernthe strongest rain looks on the model to be around the noonhour and tapering off after 2PM and ending by 5PM.

More rain will begin tonight and overnight, peak around 9AM Tuesday and finish around 2PM Tuesday afternoon,  More rain is coming Wednesday afternoon.

There will be some gusty Southerly and SouthEast winds this morning peaking again around noon and then peaking again tomorrow around 10AM.  No Wind warnings have been issued for our area though.

Have a Happy  Monday and don’t forget to put in your guess for the Snow Contest! We have First and 2nd prizes this year! And make sure you Like the Facebook page and share it around for others to Like! We are over 1000 likes now so I will do the draw on Friday when the snow contest guessing closes! Have a great week!