October 23, 2020

Snowy week ahead – starting slow.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 00:28 AM PDT Friday 23 October 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 22 October 2020 - Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. Wet snow over higher terrain overnight. Rain beginning late this evening. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Wet snow over higher terrain in the morning. Becoming windy in the morning. High plus 5. Friday night: A few showers ending in the evening then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 7 overnight. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 5. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 11. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 12.

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.