Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Stormy Wednesday Night, Rainy Thursday slushy Hump on Friday— Freezing Sunday?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.5° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.3 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.5° C
    Heat Index
    -0.5° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.6° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    124 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.3 kPa @ 09:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 09:12 Tdy.

We are in a break between systems today but still have showers around and those showers will intensify back into rain tonight as a new system comes through.

Heavy Rain is expected between 11PM and 1AM tonight with up to 16mm falling in that 3 hour period. (blue)

Rain Scale

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It will back off a bit but rain will continue all day Thursday until around 7PM.

It will start up again on Friday with some lighter showers.

There is also a chance for Wind tonight between about 4PM-1AM with the strongest winds up to 35knots/65kph north of Nanaimo and gusts higher.  There is a Wind Warning in effect for the East side of the Island focused on northern sections.

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Here’s the fun part though!  The Long range (low resolution) model shows near freezing temperatures in the Valley on Sunday morning!

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It looks short lived but might be enough for some frost.

However, there is also going to be plenty of snow falling on the local hills.  On Thursday night and Friday morning particularly there is a lot of snowfall at higher elevations (over 400m).  This will likely mean snow on Sutton Pass and maybe some slush on the Hump.

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