Thu. Dec 12th, 2019

Still chance for wet snow today/tonight. Sunday east coast?

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Thursday 12 December 2019 - Thursday: Mainly cloudy. A few showers this afternoon. High 6. Thursday night: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Low plus 4. Friday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Becoming partly cloudy late in the afternoon. High 6. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 3. Sunday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Monday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 3. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 7.

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    98 %
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    6.6° C
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    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
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    Civil Rise
    07:26
    Moon Phase
    Full (99% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:55
    Day High
    6.6° C @ 14:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.6° C @ 01:33 Tdy.
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    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101 kPa @ 15:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.38 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.2° C @ 00:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.6° C @ 14:54 Tdy.
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    S 6km/h @ 00:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    114W/m2 @ 12:54 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 10:56 Tdy.

I’m still sticking to the possibility that Port could see some wet snow from today’s rainy blob.

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As you can see the front is headed our way. Rain should begin just after noon.

Best chance for wet snow will likely be tonight. We shall see.

Longer term, Sunday looks like more of a real chance for snow as temperatures again head below zero and a low pressure system dives south just off the coast. Like I said yesterday though, when those systems produce snow, they usually produce the most of it when they go inland over Northwest Washington and drag cold air across the Strait to Nanaimo and other East coast stations.

In fact the model might be showing exactly that. This is the precipitation picture for 4AM Sunday morning. It is slated to be at or below freezing at that time.

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So I don’t expect much from it in our area, but Nanaimo/Chemainus/Cowichan might be a bit different.

More tomorrow!

1 thought on “Still chance for wet snow today/tonight. Sunday east coast?

  1. There is some wet snow falling on the hump, but still bare & wet. Sutton pass looks wicked though!

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