Snow clinging to higher elevations and South east island.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Tuesday night: Clearing this evening. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 25. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 15. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.3° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 4.0 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    30 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.3° C
    Heat Index
    22.3° C
    Dewpoint
    3.9° C
    UV
    1.2
    Solar
    208 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:25:00 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
    05:34
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (73% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:17:17
    Day High
    22.5° C @ 15:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.9° C @ 06:35 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.54 kPa @ 07:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.96 kPa @ 17:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.9° C @ 06:35 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.5° C @ 15:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.0km/h @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    904W/m2 @ 13:17 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:16 Tdy.

Much like last week, the models seem to be backing off on snow in our little Valley.
Here is the latest forecast for accumuluations between Thursday and Friday afternoon.

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Here is the same image zoomed in to the Island. You can see that our Valley is noticeably excluded from the festive colours of snowfall. We are not totally skunked, the ever so faint green shows it expects a trace of snow, much like we had last week.

Where will there actually be snow?20131218-072044.jpg

The hump and Sutton pass look to be a sure thing, the Hump will likely get wet snow in the air more than on the road, but the model also shows significant (in blue) snowfall, up to 4 inches (remember this is an American model… Over 10cm) south of Nanaimo from what looks like Ladysmith all the way to the Malahat and into Duncan, Cowichan and Mill Bay.

So if you are driving to or from Victoria, please be aware. I may update this forecast later this morning after the morning forecasts have run.

Christmas itself looks green, but dry. The weekend looks wet. 🙂