Risk of snow/slush at higher elevations — Possible lowland Snowfall Sunday

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 July 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 33. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 32. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    19.4° C
    -2.0 ° C/hr
    102.22 kPa
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    63 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.4° C
    Heat Index
    19.4° C
    12.2° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:05:00 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
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (74% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    102.22 kPa @ 21:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.95 kPa @ 03:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17.4km/h @ 18:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1062W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.1 @ 13:26 Tdy.

Monday and Tuesday will stay mostly dry but there will be a chance of showers both days from some unsettled weather lingering around.

The next major system will pass through starting Wednesday night around 7-10PM.


Temperatures are consistently hovering below 4ºC so that means if it rains particularly hard, the rain can shift to sleet and you can expect some snow on the Hump and protected inland sections like we had in Coombs and Whiskey Creek this weekend.

Sunday Snow

Our first real good crack at some low-level snow looks like it is coming on Sunday, December 4th.

Here is the current *low* resolution map for between Saturday 4PM and Sunday 4PM.


We can see up to 4 inches (10cm) falling on the low lying areas in that time.  By the looks of this map it seems focused mostly on the East side of the Island which might indicate an “outflow” event.

The Wind maps also support the idea of strong NorthWesterlies on the outer coast and easterly outflows on the east coast starting on Sunday.  This pattern often delivers heavy snow to the Cowichan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Courtenay areas.

However, take all of it with a grain of salt at this point since this is at the furthest end of the forecast.  If it still says this on Wednesday then we can start to get a little more excited.


One Reply to “Risk of snow/slush at higher elevations — Possible lowland Snowfall Sunday”

  1. Kinder Morgan approved by Trudeau- a sad day for ecosystems – business as usual-I have faith in First Nations communities and all who will continue to protest- this is definitely not the last word!

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