October 23, 2020

Precip won’t start until overnight. Beware of snow and freezing rain.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 00:28 AM PDT Friday 23 October 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 22 October 2020 - Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. Wet snow over higher terrain overnight. Rain beginning late this evening. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Wet snow over higher terrain in the morning. Becoming windy in the morning. High plus 5. Friday night: A few showers ending in the evening then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 7 overnight. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 5. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 11. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 12.

The morning model says we will stay dry until around 2AM tonight… Here is the precipitation.

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Here is the snow for the same time.

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As you can see the Valley is not included with the snow, however, the temperature is set at just above zero.

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So If this holds I expect anything that falls to fall as either snow or freezing rain. This will cause very poor driving conditions no matter what.

Please be careful out there. Let’s hope it stays a little colder and more snow than freezing rain falls. But it will be warm by a monday afternoon anyway and rain will come for sure Tuesday with temperatures over 5°C.