Tue. Sep 18th, 2018

Next snowy threat Thursday night

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate. Tuesday night: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 15. Friday night: Showers. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.3° C
    2.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 0.1 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    77 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.3° C
    Heat Index
    14.3° C
    Dewpoint
    10.3° C
    UV
    2.6
    Solar
    723 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:50:00 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
    06:27
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (68% full)
    Civil Set
    19:58
    Day Length
    13:13:14
    Day High
    14.3° C @ 12:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.03 kPa @ 12:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.9° C @ 06:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.3° C @ 12:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.1km/h @ 06:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 11:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.1 @ 12:30 Tdy.

Thankfully so far our rain/snow mix predicted for Wednesday has just been rain. It’s doing a nice job of cleaning the grime off the roads. The threat of it turning to snow would increase if it rained harder and caused the air to cool more, but at this point it looks like light rain in most areas.

The next threat of snow is going to come Thursday night. Again, it will not be a sure thing and will most likely be rain, but with temperatures seeming like they are permanently stuck below 3C… Anything can happen.

Here is the snow cover image for Thursday night.

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In the long range, there is a low that will come down from the North and go by just to the west of The Island. This can often cause East coast snow if the low turns inland over Northwest Washington State so that will be worth looking out for. EC does mention snow for Sunday for us but those patterns don’t usually give us much if anything as the Beaufort protect us from the Sea/Strait effect snow bands.