Sun. Mar 24th, 2019

Snowy Sunday on the way

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 24 March 2019 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Rain. High 9. Tuesday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 13. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Thursday: Sunny. High 17. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: Sunny. High 13. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.2° C
    1.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    75 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.2° C
    Heat Index
    11.2° C
    Dewpoint
    6.9° C
    UV
    3.1
    Solar
    793 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.4 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (81% full)
    Civil Set
    20:11
    Day Length
    13:25:28
    Day High
    11.3° C @ 13:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.3° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.39 kPa @ 02:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 13:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.7° C @ 07:15 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.3° C @ 13:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.5km/h @ 07:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    830W/m2 @ 12:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.2 @ 13:21 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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