Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.7° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.73 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 11.3 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.7° C
    Heat Index
    11.7° C
    Dewpoint
    6.4° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    398 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:25:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 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!