Tue. Jul 23rd, 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 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
    22.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    101.65 kPa
    S 21 km/h
    gusting 37 km/h
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.9° C
    Heat Index
    22.9° C
    12.8° C
    737 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:50:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    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 22km/h @ 15:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1034W/m2 @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.7 @ 13:46 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!