Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

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 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
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.7° C
    Heat Index
    5.7° C
    Dewpoint
    5.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    25 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:25:00 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 (54% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:29
    Day High
    5.7° C @ 14:22 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
    101.04 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 01:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.7° C @ 14:22 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.

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!