The Contest is getting interesting

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 July 2018 - Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Windy early this evening. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.7° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 0.1 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    82 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:15:00 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
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (56% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.7° C @ 01:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.7° C @ 01:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 2.6km/h @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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 Replies to “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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