Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

The Contest is getting interesting

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:25 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.5° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.76 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.5° C
    Heat Index
    13.5° C
    Dewpoint
    12.7° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    71 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    5.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    7.6mm/hr @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 16:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    299W/m2 @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 15:22 Tdy.

So… I’ve known this for a few days now and have been biting my tongue in the interest of fairness to the game… but since it’s in the Environment Canada forecast there’s no denying it anymore. It looks like we might get some snow later this week!

This cool down in the weather pattern has been shown in models in the past week or two. It’s been kind of exciting for me to see it there and wonder if it would hold or go away before the end of the guessing period on Tuesday.

There is no indication yet on the amount of white stuff we might receive. Remember, as far as the contest is concerned, flakes in the air doesn’t count. There has to be a covering of snow on the grass at Alberniweather.ca that is thick enough to measure with a standard ruler.

So all you folk putting in guess for Thursday… good luck! But everyone else, don’t despair, the first snow is quite often not what we all might hope for. 🙂

The Contest will close (by closing the Comments section) at 6AM on Tuesday the 16th.

Good Luck to everyone!

4 thoughts on “The Contest is getting interesting

  1. Early this morning EC was forecasting colder, but clearing toward the end of the week. This change will be interesting! By the way, 4 years ago today I was pumping sewage out of my basement as the result of the first huge storm that year.

  2. Ya it’s looking downright chilly next week…

    Winter is definitely making its first appearance… a full month ahead of schedule.

    Ah yes, 2006. Right about now I too was probably trying to figure out how what to do with the carpet we had in our basement….

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