Sat. Aug 17th, 2019

Snow and Wind

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 16 August 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 15. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. High 24. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight with 30 percent chance of drizzle before morning. Low 15. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of drizzle. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.0° C
    Heat Index
    17.0° C
    Dewpoint
    14.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:50:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:37
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    21:07
    Day Length
    13:23:16
    Day High
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    17.0° C @ 03:38 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.52 kPa @ 03:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    17.0° C @ 03:38 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

There is some possible snow in the forecast for Monday and there are a number of nasty very intense low pressure systems brewing in the Pacific, one kicking up 70knot winds just East of the dateline. Looks like they’ll be deflected northward by the remnants of our High Pressure here over the next few days, but, with Typhoons hitting the Phillipines and Vietnam over the next few days, there seems to be some pretty intense weather patterns affecting the Pacific right now, so we might be inline for one soon.

I’ve changed the temperature graph on the frontpage, it is now a “heatindex/windchill” graph. It’s nice because it shows the windchill spikes whenever we get a breath of wind. Obviously there is no “heat index” this time of year, so just treat the red line as current temperature.

Update: I’ve added the Environment Canada forecasts onto the bottom of the frontpage text box. Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Snow and Wind

  1. Wow, I’m surprised how those two lows out there have grown since yesterday. Even when I look at water vapour movies it looks like a lot more moisture than the 5 cm of snow they are forecasting.

  2. Ya, they’re pretty huge, and the satellite has got a lot of darks and red in it. I don’t know if it’s going to be cold enough to have a lot of snow, but we’re certainly going to get some precipitation! The skiers are going to have a party!

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