Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Snowy Sunday on the way

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:44 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018 - Friday night: Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 6. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.82 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    1.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.3° C
    Heat Index
    15.3° C
    Dewpoint
    14.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    12 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    16.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    18.3mm/hr @ 00:08 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.82 kPa @ 15:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.7km/h @ 12:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 10:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:49 Tdy.

As I figured might happen, we didn’t get anywhere near -7C last night. In fact, thanks to the fog and pointed out by our commenters, it was colder in Ucluelet this morning at -2.5C than it was here in town at -1.5C. So you see, the Fog isn’t all bad. 🙂

Now the question is what happens tomorrow?

The fog keeps us mild, but as we also found out Thursday and Friday, it keeps us steady… so we are about to find out just how long it can hang on.

We have a lot of moisture headed our way between Saturday night and Tuesday. I would give us a 80% chance of finishing up with lots of rain… the only question is, how much snow will fall between then and now.

We should start to see flakes in the sky Sunday morning.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if they kept BC Place open and we had snow falling inside for the game tomorrow!?

GO LIONS!

8 thoughts on “Snowy Sunday on the way

  1. Yup, you nailed it Chris.  The latest EC forecast for Sunday night is for “snow at times heavy beginning in the evening. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Temperature steady near zero”.

  2. No no no.. Murphy’s law clearly states now that my aunt has purchased a small snowblower (as I’m not always around to shovel) that we won’t get any snow tonight… 😉

    1. Chris…just looking at the EC Western Canada image….looks like a bright orange blast of cold air is getting very close to us. Is the midnight snow dump EC has said arriving sooner?

  3. That bright orange color in the Satellite image is pure precipitation!

    Click on the Animations in the satellites section and check out the color infrared loop.  It’s moving fast.

    I agree, it’s going to start snowing before Midnight…   The GFS model was predicting that yesterday as well. it will be interesting though, the fog is weak today, we’re going to warm up a bit.

    The precipitation will cool us off but whether it cools us off enough now for snow we’ll see.

    1. As expected… we’re now down to ‘late this evening’ for snow.  Accumulations have been upgraded from 5-10cm to solid 10cm now.   total accumulation is 20cm (9in) before turning to rain.

      and boy.. do we have rain coming.

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