April 4, 2020

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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 04 April 2020 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Low zero. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing late in the morning. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 16. Tuesday night: Clear. Low zero. Wednesday: Sunny. High 18. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Thursday: Sunny. High 17. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Friday: Sunny. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.8° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 3 km/h
    Humidity
    73 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.8° C
    Heat Index
    5.8° C
    Dewpoint
    1.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:15:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:15
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (87% full)
    Civil Set
    20:29
    Day Length
    13:21:58
    Day High
    7.6° C @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.1° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.58 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.1° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.6° C @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18km/h @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    626W/m2 @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.9 @ 13:33 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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