Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

Finally! A snow day and snow winner! Drive Safe.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 23 February 2019 - Saturday night: Rain showers and flurries changing to a few flurries near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Sunday: Clearing in the morning. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 7. Wednesday: Snow. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.6° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.76 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.6° C
    Heat Index
    1.6° C
    Dewpoint
    1.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (73% full)
    Civil Set
    18:25
    Day Length
    12:32:32
    Day High
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 15:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    650W/m2 @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:25 Tdy.

The kids got an early Christmas present! About 3cm of snow at Alberniweather HQ… as much as 10cm elsewhere, and a snow day on the last day of school!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DEB WHO GUESS 3:30AM THIS MORNING AS THE FIRST TIME FOR SNOW! YOU WIN! AND YOU HAVE EMAIL! 🙂 Or email me (alberniweather@gmail.com) if you don’t!

Deb will get a fabulous little gift pack from Healthy Habits! Thanks Healthy Habits!

All schools are closed in SD70 today. And for good reason. There is widespread snow and roads are pretty treacherous. But really, it’s also just a nice thing to do for the last day of school I think, don’t you? 🙂 Probably the best day of the year to have a snow day!

netcam-5

Expect this snow to stick around. There won’t be a enough rain to really wash it away until Monday. The drizzle today will only get rid of it on the roads I think. Who knows, we might still have enough remnants to call a ‘white Christmas’ in at least some parts of the Valley!

If you are driving PLEASE BE CAREFUL. On my drive to VIU this morning (which is still open) roads were variable, but treacherous from Port Alberni, on Highway 4 and the Hump, Highway 19 in Qualicum and the Nanaimo Parkway. It is still snowing pretty good in Nanaimo.

Cameron Lake was particularly slippery. So was the Nanaimo Parkway, where it is still snowing hard.

More Webcams here.

Alberni:
102

Qualicum:
9

Nanaimo Parkway at VIU
348

I believe there has already been some freezing rain. And there may be more this morning. If it hasn’t already switch, I expect there to be only drizzle or light rain showers by around Noon.