Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

Alberni airport lowest since 1995 this morning. Chance of flurry Thursday.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. High 9. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    10.7° C
    1.6 ° C/hr
    101.72 kPa
    S 9.7 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    73 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.7° C
    Heat Index
    10.7° C
    6.0° C
    394 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:55:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (64% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    10.8° C @ 11:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.72 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.8° C @ 11:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.2km/h @ 00:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    997W/m2 @ 11:43 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:43 Tdy.

Only tiny chance of it sticking at lower elevations.

Don’t get too excited by the mention of flurries in the forecast. The models have a very meager bit of moisture coming in off the Pacific starting overnight and through Thursday.

The model does not have any moisture falling at low elevations before 4PM Thursday.

Precipitation, including snow, will fall over the mountain ranges Wednesday evening and through the day Thursday.

Rain Scale – Millimeters on top, centi-inches on bottom. (1024cin = 10 inches)

Just one millimetre of precipitation is expected in the Alberni Valley, most of this will actually fall Thursday night. It may be a shower or a flurry.

Once the system passes on Friday we should clear back up and get back to sunny, dry and cool weather for the weekend.

Not even close to a long term low temperature record.

The Airport is reporting -6.6°C as the low this morning.

That is a record low for the airport station since 1995. Its previous low was -6.2°C in 2012.

However, it is not a record low for the Valley. It is 0.1° away from the record low reported by WXAlmanac for this day set in 1975, likely from the Somass River station.

It is quite a ways from the all station record for this day set in 1951 at the City of Port Alberni station of -11.7°C.

I will post again on friday with a weekend and early week forecast! Happy Hump Day!

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