Barometer Plunging – Winds Strong – Snow on Higher Passes

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections ForecastNo watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 22 January 2018 Monday night: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning overnight. Amount 5 mm. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Showers. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Thursday: Showers. High plus 4. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Friday: Periods of rain. High 6. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Today’s conditions as of 6:08 pm January 22, 2018

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The predicted storm has arrived.

It’s a beauty!

We are currently at 98.4kPa and the low is forecast to bottom out at around 97kPa so we have a ways to go yet.

Winds are calm in the Alberni Valley thanks to our protective mountain ranges but on the East and West Coast they are raging. I stepped off the bus at VIU and was greeted by driving rain and the sound of the flags flapping stiffly in the wind.

Expect cancellations on BC Ferries (many have already been cancelled this morning).

Whether Port Alberni gets any big winds remains to be seen, if it comes it will likely be before Noon but could be as late as 3PM or 5PM.

Oh, and the Hump was very slushy this morning. It should be melting and warming up there now but be careful. Sutton Pass is especially bad, as usual.