Thu. Mar 21st, 2019

Beware – Possible “Straight Effect” Snow on East Coast

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 21 March 2019 - Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness early this evening. Low 6. Friday: Cloudy. Rain beginning late in the afternoon. High 13. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.9° C
    -2.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 19.3 km/h
    gusting 37.0 km/h
    Humidity
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.9° C
    Heat Index
    11.9° C
    Dewpoint
    7.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    12 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:47
    Moon Phase
    Full (98% full)
    Civil Set
    20:06
    Day Length
    13:26:22
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 16:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.1° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 08:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.35 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.1° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 16:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 27.4km/h @ 18:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    768W/m2 @ 14:58 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:05 Tdy.

There is a snowfall warning posted for the East Coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

“A narrow band of heavy snow is forecast to form in an unstable flow across Georgia strait that will slide southward through East Vancouver Island this evening. This burst of snow is expected to affect areas from Campbell River to Nanaimo this evening. Snow will likely be mixed in with rain initially but will quickly change to snow as the atmosphere cools. Current indications are suggesting that snowfall accumulations may locally reach 5 to 10 centimetres although amounts will likely vary throughout the region. Visibility may be reduced significantly in heavy snow making driving conditions difficult. Motorists are advised to exercise extra caution when driving in adverse weather. ”

Be careful out there!