Chance of Snow Builds – East Coast in crosshairs

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 May 2018 - Thursday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Friday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 30. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 22. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.4° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.54 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 17.4 km/h
    gusting 30.6 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.4° C
    Heat Index
    21.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.5° C
    UV
    3.8
    Solar
    796 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:25:00 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
    04:43
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (79% full)
    Civil Set
    21:49
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 10:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23.0km/h @ 16:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    990W/m2 @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:08 Tdy.

Note: Alberniweather condition updates will be interrupted between 8AM-5PM everyday due to renovations at my home.  Port Alberni Airport conditions will take their place.

The chance of snow is increasing for the Alberni Valley but the East Coast of the Island is still set to receive the brunt of any snowfall on Friday night.

The Wind Shift overnight Friday.

Click the Youtube video below to see the latest model output. Notice the shift in the wind as the big front of rain moves away to the south on Friday, the threat of snow begins when the winds (shown with the little grid of flags/arrows on the image) swing around to the East.

Arctic Outflow from the Fraser Valley will then sweep across the Strait, cause temperatures to drop quickly.  And deliver potential snow for the area from Parksville to Duncan.  It should all be over by sunrise Saturday except perhaps near the Cowichan Valley where it could last into the morning.

Total accumulations based on the map below

  • Alberni: 0cm (though may have some local traces)
  • Parksville: 1-2cm
  • Nanaimo: 2-5cm
  • Ladysmith: 5cm
  • Duncan: 1-2cm (though may have some local traces)
Snowfall Amount 4PM-4PM Friday/Saturday.  Centred in Nanaimo/Ladysmith areas
Snowfall Amount 4PM-4PM Friday/Saturday. Centred in Nanaimo/Ladysmith areas

One Reply to “Chance of Snow Builds – East Coast in crosshairs”

  1. Great! Snow day in Nanaimo – let’s keep those Christmas shoppers in town to shop locally this weekend!

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