Fri. Jan 18th, 2019

Chance of Snow Builds – East Coast in crosshairs

Snowfall Amount 4PM-4PM Friday/Saturday. Centred in Nanaimo/Ladysmith areas

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 18 January 2019 - Friday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this afternoon. Rain beginning this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain ending after midnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 4. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy in the morning and early in the afternoon. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.2° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.31 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.2° C
    Heat Index
    9.2° C
    Dewpoint
    8.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    40 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:05:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    5.6 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:29
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    17:30
    Day Length
    12:29:39
    Day High
    9.4° C @ 12:31 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.6mm/hr @ 05:30 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.55 kPa @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.54 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.5° C @ 00:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.4° C @ 12:31 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19.3km/h @ 05:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    311W/m2 @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 12:01 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

1 thought on “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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