Snowy week ahead – starting slow.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 9. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.7° C
    -1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.68 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 21.2 km/h
    gusting 33.8 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.7° C
    Heat Index
    22.7° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    1.7
    Solar
    256 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.65 kPa @ 15:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 24.4km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 Tdy.

The models seem to be settling and coming into good agreement now that we are destined for whiteness starting perhaps as soon as Friday night and Satirday morning.

One thing should be noted: don’t expect large snowfalls. There does not appear to be a big batch of moisture until Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Saturday will just be flurries or light showers in the air with maybe some accumulations to 5cm. Sunday looks dry for now.

Monday will might get a little bit more, again 5cm or so at most.

Throughout this time it will be cold. Down to -5C or perhaps lower if it stays clear. It looks set to break on Tuesday night and Wednesday next week when a more substantial push of moisture is slated to come in. At that point we will be at the mercy of the cold air to find out how much snow or rain we get. At this point though, I’m inclined to think it will be more rain than snow… But with it a week away we will have to just wait to see.

Get the bags of salt out… The roads were a little slick this morning.