Thu. Jun 27th, 2019

Snow possible this weekend? Cold looming?

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

    Forecast Issued 7:15 PM PDT Wednesday 26 June 2019 - Wednesday night: A few showers or thunderstorms ending this evening then cloudy. Periods of rain beginning overnight. Low 11. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 20. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 23. Saturday night: Clear. Low 10. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.7° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.17 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    92 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.7° C
    Heat Index
    13.7° C
    Dewpoint
    12.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:00:00 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
    04:31
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (31% full)
    Civil Set
    22:13
    Day Length
    13:22:18
    Day High
    14.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.7° C @ 02:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.23 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.17 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.7° C @ 02:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.2km/h @ 00:30 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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