Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

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 05:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers this afternoon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.9° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.16 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    2.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.9° C
    Heat Index
    1.9° C
    Dewpoint
    1.7° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    192 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    1.9° C @ 10:47 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.16 kPa @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    1.9° C @ 10:47 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    207W/m2 @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:49 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!

1 thought on “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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