Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

Windy day before the cold and flurries

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Windy this evening and after midnight. Low 11. Wednesday: Clearing near noon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 29. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. High 25. Friday night: Showers. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.0° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 19 km/h
    gusting 35 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.0° C
    Heat Index
    23.0° C
    Dewpoint
    12.9° C
    UV
    3.9
    Solar
    560 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:55:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:58
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 14:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1034W/m2 @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.7 @ 13:46 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.