Sat. Aug 17th, 2019

Snow possible this weekend? Cold looming?

  • 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
    17.1° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.53 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.1° C
    Heat Index
    17.1° C
    Dewpoint
    14.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:35:00 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
    17.1° C @ 03:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.53 kPa @ 03:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    17.1° C @ 03:28 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.

It’s going to be an interesting weekend and actually into next week but we will focus on the next three days for now.

The chance for showers is rising as you read this. All parts of Vancouver Island *except* Alberni is forecast to get rained on. As you can see from the image, we are in what looks like a rain shadow.
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So it is difficult to say how much rain we will actually get, but you will probably want your umbrella anyway just in case. It may also be blustery.

The fun starts Saturday when strong northwesterly winds should create a chilly but beautiful sunny Saturday. If you are so inclined, please come out to the National Day of Action at Harbour Quay at noon. It will be focus on Climate Change and affects on our communities as the annual climate change conference is happening right now in Poland. It will also be a place to donate to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. National event page here, Facebook event here.

Once the sun sets Saturday that’s when things gets interesting. By 10PM, it may be at or below zero as you can see in white.
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4AM Sunday there are weak bands of precipitation coming in from the west mixing with cold air.
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I would not be surprised if we had wet snow showers on Sunday morning followed by rain as the cold air pushes out. There will likely be snow on the mountain passes and on the north Island.

Next week it looks stormy on Tuesday, but most interesting of all, we have a huge amount of cold air lurking to the north of us. It seems centered in the Yukon with very cold temperatures below -30°C… So if any of that cold air decides to make an appearance a little further south, we might get us some real snow, and someone will win a prize! 🙂

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