Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Windy day before the cold and flurries

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.7° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.3° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    120 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:05:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    130W/m2 @ 10:01 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:00 Tdy.

A special Sunday forecast!

Ironically, we may have already set a new short term (1995) record high at the Airport for December 1st. It’s 11° C here in town at Alberniweather. That bests the 9.6° C from 2008 at the Airport. We will see later what the Airport gets to for its high, it all depends on if the wind from the Inlet reaches out here.

By tomorrow, thanks to the “Arctic blast” that you can see pushing down the Island and into the Interior in the satellite picture, we have a forecast low around -5° C so we might set a new short term record low at the Airport.

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It’s the transition and northerly or easterly winds that will give us potential flurries tonight and tomorrow morning, especially on the East Coast.

The Islandweather imagery already shows this transition starting as at this our, there is almost a perfect split between the north and west and South Island with northerly winds up reaching. By tonight we will be all blue.

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We should get down near zero tonight which will give us a chance of some of the showers being flurries. Monday morning the East Coast will be under the influence of north and easterly winds cooling them down.

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Around the same time the models show possible showers reaching onto the island near Nanaimo. The strength of the outflow winds will determine now cold it is and how likely it is that they fall as snow.

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Be careful out on the roads. Expect anything. And as the cold air takes hold, expect black ice and plenty of frost.