Chance of Snow Builds – East Coast in crosshairs

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 23 February 2018 - Friday: Light snow ending early this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 3. Friday night: A few flurries and rain showers ending near midnight then clearing. Low minus 3. Saturday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness early in the afternoon. High 7. Saturday night: Rain or snow. Low zero. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 7. Sunday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Rain. High 7. Wednesday night: Rain or snow. Low plus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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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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