Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

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

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

    Forecast Issued 7:22 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm except 60 mm over northern sections. 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
    12.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.56 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    1.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.0° C
    Heat Index
    12.0° C
    Dewpoint
    11.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    12.2 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (86% 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
    10.7mm/hr @ 21:10 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.56 kPa @ 20:44 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.

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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