Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

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 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.2° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.36 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.2° C
    Heat Index
    -0.2° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.3° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    262 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:25:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.36 kPa @ 10:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    302W/m2 @ 10:22 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 10:15 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!