Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.7° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.44 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    48 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.7° C
    Heat Index
    21.7° C
    Dewpoint
    10.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:20:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 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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