Wed. Sep 19th, 2018

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 PDT Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Tuesday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the evening then partly cloudy. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 15. Friday night: Showers. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.76 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 14.6 km/h
    gusting 25.7 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    50 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:55:00 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
    06:27
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    19:58
    Day Length
    13:13:14
    Day High
    20.4° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.9° C @ 06:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.4° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 17:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 11:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.3 @ 13:18 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.