Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

The Contest is getting interesting

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.5° C
    1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.94 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WSW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.5° C
    Heat Index
    16.5° C
    Dewpoint
    4.2° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    800 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:05:00 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
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.94 kPa @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 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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