Mon. Dec 10th, 2018

Snow – then a slight warming?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Monday 10 December 2018 - Monday: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Temperature steady near plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Thursday: Rain. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 6. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.9° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.9° C
    Heat Index
    4.9° C
    Dewpoint
    4.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:24
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (10% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:08
    Day High
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.7° C @ 03:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.4mm/hr @ 04:26 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 04:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.83 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.8° C @ 04:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.9km/h @ 04:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Starting early Saturday morning there is a threat for snow in Port Alberni and the other usual places.

Again like it has been all winter, how long it snows will depend on how long the cold sticks around in the Valley and the warm southerly winds stay away.

This storm doesn’t strike me as a really intense one, so I’m thinking if it starts at snow, its more likely to stay as snow through until Sunday. We could end up with 10cm or more.

After that, the models are consistently showing us into a warmer trend with highs up around the 5 or 6C mark. I’m hoping I am right that they are showing us in a southerly onshore flow for the next week which should keep the fog at bay and our temperatures consistent with the rest of the Island.

From my new favorite place for current weather imagery:

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That whiplash should smack us with some moisture and then stay relatively nearby to transport some tropical warmth and rain into our region over the next week.

3 thoughts on “Snow – then a slight warming?

  1. Its Saturday night around 10 PM and there is thunder rolling around the valley out by the lake. Flickering lights too!

  2. Ukee just finished getting a Led Zep Laser Light Show tonight. Had a few really good shots that blinded the webcam (had it in live video mode to watch) and killed the street lights a few times.

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