Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Mostly soggy week

Snowpack (dark blue) measured at Jump Creek south of Mt. Arrowsmith as of Sunday.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers this afternoon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.7° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    4.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.5° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    162 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.15 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    172W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 10:16 Tdy.

A warm but soggy week awaits us.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday rain.

We are in for a straight week of wet stuff.

The models show Monday’s rain starting just after 7AM.

 

7-8AM rain Monday.
7-8AM rain Monday.

it should continue until around 3PM with accumulations around 8mm.

Light showers should begin again late Tuesday morning and lasting through the day with accumulations around 4mm.

A stronger system will arrive Wednesday around noon and deliver more significant contributions through Thursday.

The two day total   from 4AM Wednesday to 4AM Friday will be around 60mm.  With most of that falling Wednesday night into Thursday.

2 day total rainfall 60mm Wednesday through Thursday.
2 day total rainfall 60mm Wednesday through Thursday.

The model sees a slight break in the rain Thursday night but then we are right back into it on Friday with another strong push of rain lasting all the way through the weekend.

Possible severe rain on Weekend.

The model has amounts up to 120mm for the west coast for each of Saturday and Sunday.  So we will want to watch that.  It is still too far in the forecast to be certain.

Temperatures remain too high for snow.

If you are hoping for snow for skiing or for the snowpack in general it doesn’t look good this week.  The first couple waves of light rain might fall as snow in higher elevations but by late week the bigger pushes should be all warm and wet for all areas.

The Jump Creek snowpack monitoring station south of Mt. Arrowsmith remains at zero much like it was last year at this time.

Snowpack (dark blue) measured at Jump Creek south of Mt. Arrowsmith as of Sunday.
Snowpack (dark blue) measured at Jump Creek south of Mt. Arrowsmith as of Sunday.

By this time last year we did have a small amount of snow but the big jump didn’t happen until the 2nd week of February.  Let’s hope we get that jump sooner rather than later.

Have a wonderful week! Umbrellas ready!