September 23, 2020

Snow next week?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT
    Issued: 6:07 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:38 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday night: Showers at times heavy with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm except 30 mm near thunderstorms. Windy this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Rain beginning in the evening. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 11. Friday: Showers. Windy. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

Looks like we’re in store for a few little flurries, but more interestingly, we could get a 5-10cm mid week next week. At least that’s what the GFS model (new link, under Weather Reports use WQC as the code) is saying in their long range forecast.

Whatever precipitation we might get it definitely looks like we’ll stay cool for most of March.

Another dry month. And on that note, I wanted to post rain stats for the past 4 December and January’s. The trend is striking.

December
Year :: Total :: Days with Rain
2005 :: 305mm :: Days of Rain: 13 (> 0.254 mm) 12 (> 2.54 mm) 3 (> 25.4 mm)
2006 :: 360mm :: Days of Rain: 27 (> 0.254 mm) 24 (> 2.54 mm) 3 (> 25.4 mm)
2007 :: 233mm :: Days of Rain: 22 (> 0.254 mm) 14 (> 2.54 mm) 2 (> 25.4 mm)
2008 :: 101mm :: Days of Rain: 14 (> 0.254 mm) 8 (> 2.54 mm) 0 (> 25.4 mm)

January
Year :: Total :: Days with Rain
2006 :: 382mm :: Days of Rain: 25 (> 0.254 mm) 21 (> 2.54 mm) 4 (> 25.4 mm)
2007 :: 264mm :: Days of Rain: 20 (> 0.254 mm) 15 (> 2.54 mm) 4 (> 25.4 mm)
2008 :: 222mm :: Days of Rain: 19 (> 0.254 mm) 15 (> 2.54 mm) 3 (> 25.4 mm)
2009 :: 87.6mm :: Days of Rain: 14 (> 0.254 mm) 9 (> 2.54 mm) 0 (> 25.4 mm)

2 thoughts on “Snow next week?

  1. Hi Chris, on the 2nd window with the almanac info, under the high values it has some times that are ahead of the current local time. Are they in UTC?

  2. Those would be from yesterday as the almanac is actually “24hours” rather than from Midnight. I used to have “Today” and “Yesterday” there but it was just too much text to cram in the small area. I may put it back though if it’s too confusing.

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