Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

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 Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.9° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.73 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 9.7 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.9° C
    Heat Index
    11.9° C
    Dewpoint
    6.9° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    531 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:20:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 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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