Wed. Oct 17th, 2018

Flurries on/off today. More Snow expected Saturday Night

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 17 October 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches early this morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 4. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Thursday night: Fog. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Fog. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Fog. Low plus 4. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Fog. Low 6. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Tuesday: Rain. High 14.

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    5.6° C
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    5.3° C
    59 W/m2
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    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
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    4.5° C @ 05:19 Tdy.
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    102.4 kPa @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.33 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
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    4.5° C @ 05:19 Tdy.
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    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
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    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
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    69W/m2 @ 08:53 Tdy.
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    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Well, depending on where you are in the Valley you likely woke up with as much as a foot of snow, 30cm, on the ground.  We received a whopping 18.5cm here at Alberniweather.  That is the most we have had for a number of years. (2009?)

There was so much snow my webcam had tunnel vision, had to brush it out! lol!

Wow, was the normally very good UWash model wrong! It is a good thing we have so many other models and tools to rely on.  Other models DID predict this and the professional weather forecasters at EC were a lot more bullish on snow.

So what to expect today?

Well at this moment, it is snowing again.  You can expect this off and on all day.  We ahould not get large accumulations, maybe 5cm at very most.

Tonight however, we could be in for another dump.  The picture below is a little hard to make out but you should see “YAZ” which is Tofino airport.  They will be getting a big dump of rain or wet snow and you can see the orange heavy orange area stretching in to the middle of the Island, us!

So be prepared. Now that it appears we might get more, we probably won’t, but if we do. You have been warned. 😉

Hope you can get out and do some sliding!  Winter Wonderland!

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