Thu. May 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 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Wednesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 9. Sunday: Sunny. High 31. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    15.6° C
    -1.1 ° C/hr
    101.66 kPa
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.6° C
    Heat Index
    15.6° C
    10.9° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    16.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.6° C @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.66 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.6° C @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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