Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Snow possible this weekend? Cold looming?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 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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