Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

Nice sunny day gives way to fog Friday/Saturday. Sunday showers or flurries.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 15 December 2018 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Sunday: Rain. Amount 20 mm. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.7° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.99 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 0.6 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.7° C
    Heat Index
    5.7° C
    Dewpoint
    5.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    9 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:29
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (55% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:29
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 14:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.5° C @ 07:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.42 kPa @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.99 kPa @ 15:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 01:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 14:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.5km/h @ 02:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    84W/m2 @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 09:47 Tdy.

It was beautiful on Thursday. Alberniweather recorded a high of 12.2°C and the Airport got up to 11°C by 1PM but data after that is unavailable. The airport record for the day was 12.5°C in 1995 so there is a good chance we beat or matched that.

While I am on the subject of records, you might have noticed i posted a raft of monthly summaries.  I posted the summaries for October, November, December and January. We set some all time day records for heat and rain through those months.  I will post a 2017 annual summary soon.

Cold and Fog for Friday and Saturday.

There is a crescent moon out this morning and it is quite beautiful. Unfortunately, you likely will not see it this morning in the Valley as the clear skies have dropped the temperatures down to around 2-3°C causing valley fog to form.

The good news is that the models are optimistic and showing humidity levels dropping from near 100% this morning (in blue).

To around 50% by noon. This should signal a clearing of the fog.

The same pattern is likely for Saturday as well.  It is going to feel pretty nice and I think we might break out above the forecast high of 6°C.

Sunday Flurries?

As I forecast earlier this week, things get interesting on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

EC is calling for possible rain or snow on Saturday night and flurries Sunday morning.

UWash has things the only real chance for snow for Port Alberni between 1-4AM Sunday morning.

The system then moves south and most of the threat of snow will be focused on the Bowser to Nanaimo to Duncan areas.

Things should stop and possibly clear a little by noon on Sunday. Family day Monday might even see some sun!

We should then get a decent couple of days break until our next weather event is supposed to roll in next Wednesday.

Have a great long weekend!