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 Friday 22 June 2018 - Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early this evening. Low 11. Saturday: Clearing in the morning. High 27. Humidex 29. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low 12. Sunday: Rain. High 20. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Monday: Cloudy. High 17. Monday night: Clearing. Low 8. Tuesday: Sunny. High 24. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    16.4° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    101.98 kPa
    S 4.2 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    74 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.4° C
    Heat Index
    16.4° C
    11.8° C
    56 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:20:00 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
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    20.1° C @ 14:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    102.12 kPa @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.96 kPa @ 14:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.1° C @ 14:54 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.6km/h @ 16:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    930W/m2 @ 12:10 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.9 @ 14:49 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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