Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

The Wind brings warmth then cold, but not as cold as thought

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.1° C
    Heat Index
    4.1° C
    Dewpoint
    3.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    21 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    21W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

As Nick pointed out in the comments of the last thread, last night we saw a pretty dramatic increase in Temperature from 2C all the way up to nearly 10C in the matter of about 20 minutes.

This was all thanks to the wind that blew in from the South. Well, that wind should continue to give us some nice balmy warmth for the next few hours…. and then it will all come to a screeching halt… and reverse course.

Once the front passes, which it should do by late this afternoon or evening, the winds will turn right around and start blowing in the Arctic Air. This should drop us down below zero by nighttime and may lead to some lingering flurries according to the forecast.

1PM forecasts for today.
Jan 7 1PM temp forecast
1AM forecast tonight
Jan 7 1PM temp forecast
Notice the very cold, white and grey is below -20C, air that comes towards the Coast from the Interior.

After the last bits of moisture blows out, it should clear right up and get good and cold. Hopefully that means a sunny weekend. Next week, we will hopefully see a little nice snow, not the slushy mess we were forced to deal with earlier this week.

The good news is that the temperatures won’t be down below -10C like the models have previously said, in fact. There look to be a few opportunities for snow mid-week next week as well as the week after.

1 thought on “The Wind brings warmth then cold, but not as cold as thought

  1. Looking good, I hope the sun pokes through! What do you think of the long range Chris? Brett Anderson at Accuweather has the week of January 17 wet & mild, but the ARL GFS forecasts plenty of moisture but staying below zero.

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