Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

Windy day before the cold and flurries

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:52 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018 - Friday night: Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind east 30 km/h becoming southwest 50 gusting to 90 early this evening then light late this evening. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning near noon. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Temperature steady near plus 5. Sunday: Rain. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.8° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.2 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 16.8 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    79 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.9° C
    Heat Index
    6.8° C
    Dewpoint
    3.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    43.9 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (47% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:00
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.4° C @ 17:54 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.1mm/hr @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.36 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.05 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.3° C @ 17:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 39.7km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    32W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.