Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

Next snowy threat Thursday night

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.2° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 12.9 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.2° C
    Heat Index
    11.2° C
    Dewpoint
    6.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    52 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:45:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 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.