Wed. May 22nd, 2019

UPDATE 2PM —- Rain or possible snow starting Thurs Afternoon. Warmer Jetstream coming.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Wednesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 9. Sunday: Sunny. High 31. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.5° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.5° C
    Heat Index
    16.5° C
    Dewpoint
    10.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:40:00 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
    04:46
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (81% full)
    Civil Set
    21:46
    Day Length
    13:15:53
    Day High
    27.5° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.6° C @ 05:58 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 23:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.6° C @ 05:58 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.5° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.2km/h @ 18:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1005W/m2 @ 13:37 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.0 @ 13:11 Tdy.

UPDATED 2PM — IT IS SNOWING ACROSS THE ISLAND.

Reports from Duncan, Nanaimo Qualicum beach and even Bamfield of snow down to sea level.  This could get messy before it changes to rain overnight!

Drive Safely if you must, otherwise, be prepared for anything!

https://twitter.com/chazzwood01/status/839956810685566976

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Clouds have moved over the region as we prepare for a widespread rain event that might also feature some wet snow at higher elevations.

It is predicted to start raining in the 1-4PM window as you can see below but notice the top rain image and the bottom snow image are not too different for Vancouver Island except closest to the waters edge.


Northern Sections of the East side of the Island in particular show snow hanging on into the 4-7PM timeframe this evening so that will be something to watch for.

It should warm up considerably overnight causing the stronger precipitation expected early Friday morning to fall as all rain.

In general we should see a much warmer, and wetter trend in the coming week as the subtropical jet stream takes over  and pushes a little bit of Hawaii our way.

Have a great Thursday!