Rain today then chilly break – Don’t forget to enter the contest!

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Humidex 31. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 10. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 6 or high. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    26.1° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 22.6 km/h
    gusting 35.4 km/h
    Humidity
    43 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    26.1° C
    Heat Index
    26.1° C
    Dewpoint
    12.5° C
    UV
    5.2
    Solar
    827 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (69% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.65 kPa @ 15:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23.7km/h @ 15:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 Tdy.

The rain will continue most of the day today. It should end by sometime this afternoon. After that we will be progressively drier and colder as a strong shot of cold comes in from the NorthEast part of BC and swoops down our way.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be our coldest days. Whether it is clear and cold, or foggy and not-as-cold is always difficult to say but right now I’m leaning towards it being clear and it reaching the -3C to -5C range forecast from Friday and Saturday mornings.

There is a good likelyhood for ice on Friday and Saturday mornings so keep that in mind.

By Sunday the cold should pull back into the Interior and another rain system will sweep in. Sometimes in those transitions we get a bit of snow and indeed the freezing level should be down near 1000ft or 400m (the Hump is 410m) so there will be a chance that the highway passes will see their first snow of the year.

Stay safe out there.

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Oh, and I liked this shot from the Harbour webcam today.
Given the forecast, it looks like this weekend will be the start of the highway webcam winter duties!

One Reply to “Rain today then chilly break – Don’t forget to enter the contest!”

  1. Nice shot of the Taokas Wisdom being berthed at wharf #3. I was talking to that vessel on her voyage up the canal this morning. And that water sure looks calmer than what we had outside of work this afternoon!

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