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 Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday night: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 9. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.9° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.66 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 19.3 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    50 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.9° C
    Heat Index
    22.9° C
    Dewpoint
    12.0° C
    UV
    1.7
    Solar
    116 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:15:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.65 kPa @ 15:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 24.4km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 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.