Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

UPDATED: Snow Wind Rain coming – Chances…

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Windy this evening and after midnight. Low 11. Wednesday: Clearing near noon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 29. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. High 25. Friday night: Showers. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.0° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 16 km/h
    gusting 27 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.0° C
    Heat Index
    23.0° C
    Dewpoint
    13.2° C
    UV
    3.9
    Solar
    609 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:20:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:58
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 14:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1034W/m2 @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.7 @ 13:46 Tdy.

UPDATE 9:15The station is online. There is no wind value right now as I did not install the anemometer because it was icy on the roof. Hopefully I can do that tomorrow but I’m thinking the Weekend is more likely.

It will take a few days for the Almanacs and Graphs to fill out their datasets and figure themselves out.

On the Storm: It’s snowing lightly in town and on the Hump.

Environment Canada has updated their snowfall warning at 9:12PM

The precipitation is expected to switch entirely to rain tomorrow morning over most regions except Whistler.

Tonights UWash model run still has the front hitting around midnight and the heaviest snow should be around 3AM.
3AM Snow

By 6AM it’s looking wet but we’ll see. Good night all!

— End Update —

A beautiful day today is going to give way to ugly weather tonight and tomorrow morning. The action should start around midnight tonight with some small snow showers likely to happen from around 7PM.

Here is the current satellite picture:

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Still a ways off.

There is a Snowfall Warning with 10-20cm expected for tonight.

This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A vigorous frontal system arriving tonight will bring yet another round of wintry weather to much of the South Coast. The relatively cold air that is already in place will ensure that much of the precipitation will fall as snow especially over higher elevations. Over areas near sea level, the snow will likely be wet and may be mixed in with rain giving lower accumulations. The precipitation is expected to switch entirely to rain tomorrow morning over most regions except Howe Sound and Fraser Valley where the snow could persist to late tomorrow. Total snowfall amounts for the event are forecast in a 10 to 20 cm range.

There is a possibility that snowfall warnings will be expanded to other regions as the event draws closer.

Motorists and pedestrians should exercise extreme caution and alter travel plans accordingly where snowfall warnings have been issued. Untreated surfaces will be slippery, resulting in treacherous travelling conditions.

In addition, strong southeasterly winds up to 70 km/h are forecast to develop over Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands and the exposed coastal sections of the Sunshine Coast and East Vancouver Island ahead of the system near midnight tonight. These winds will continue through Wednesday morning and then subside near noon time.

Reports of severe weather can be made via Twitter. Tweet your significant weather report and location to #bcstorm.

There is also a Snowfall Warning Metro Vancouver and a Wind warning for the East Coast and Victoria.

…. And since we are on the topic of snow….

Environment Canada released their Chances for a white Christmas today. Not surprisingly, unless you are in the Far North, your chances for a white Christmas have gone down since the 1960s thanks to Global Warming and Cimate Change except for….
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Victoria and especially Vancouver.
(And generally I think we are more similar to Vancouver than Victoria)

By the way, a ‘perfect Christmas’ is: ‘a white Christmas morning and snow in the air on Christmas day, i.e., a measurable snowfall on Christmas (1955-2007)’

Will we get the perfect Christmas this? Well…. It’s possible….:)

2 thoughts on “UPDATED: Snow Wind Rain coming – Chances…

  1. Congratulations on getting the weather station hooked back! I know others would disagree, but after that buildup I am disappointed at the little amount of snow this morning! It’s a different story on the other side of the hump though!

  2. Ya it looks like we just didnt get the intensity of precipitation that was expected. Apparently there are parts of Burnaby with 9inches! The highway and hump were really not as bad as Tuesday. Mostly clear and drizzling or light snow except for the very top of the hump and the part around Little Qualicum Falls and Coombs. It’s raining in Qualicum.

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