Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Next snowy threat Thursday night

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.3° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.03 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    1.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.3° C
    Heat Index
    3.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    14 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    36.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (18% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.03 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.5° C @ 08:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.8km/h @ 06:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 09:52 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.