Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

Chance of strait effect snow – Andrew Weaver 7PM Char’s

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 05:42 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Cloudy. Rain beginning this morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 14. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Showers at times heavy. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the morning and early afternoon. Amount 25 mm. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.3° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.96 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.3° C
    Heat Index
    13.3° C
    Dewpoint
    11.5° C
    UV
    1.0
    Solar
    117 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 Tdy.

As happened on Sunday night in parts of Nanaimo, today there will be a chance that outflow winds from the interior will blow across the strait and cause localized flurries or even sudden snowfall on the East Coast of the Island anywhere from Comox to Duncan. You might see nothing or you might see a lot, it’s very difficult to predict but the models show some activity in the Comox and Denman/Hornby Island areas.

It is unlikely to affect any place in the Alberni Valley. The closest to here would likely be Cameron Lake and Little Qualicum Falls/Whiskey Creek. There were light flurries along Cameron Lake when I went through this morning at 6:30AM.

Your best bet will be to check the webcam page here to monitor the highway cams and go to the Satellites imagery page to access the radar. Right now, the radar looks clear.

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It’s going to be cold tonight and tomorrow! Bundle up.

Also, one last reminder to take advantage of the fact we have a world class climate scientist in Andrew Weaver speaking at Char’s Landing tonight at 7PM. See you there!