September 23, 2020

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 12:09 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 7:26 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday night: Showers at times heavy with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Rain beginning in the evening. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 11. Friday: Showers. Windy. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

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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