Flurries on/off today. More Snow expected Saturday Night

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT , Port Alberni
    Issued: 04:56 AM PDT Monday 23 July 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 23 July 2018 - Monday: Sunny. High 33. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Monday night: Clear. Low 13. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Humidex 37. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 35. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 34. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 33. Friday night: Clear. Low 15. Saturday: Sunny. High 32. Saturday night: Clear. Low 15. Sunday: Sunny. High 31.

  • Current Conditions
    17.6° C
    3.4 ° C/hr
    102.1 kPa
    NE2 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    18.5° C
    12.3° C
    183 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:55:00 PST
    Station Reports Delayed
    37 minutes
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    Observed at: Port Alberni 08:00 AM PDT Monday 23 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    20.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    102.01 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.96 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    188W/m2 @ 07:54 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 07:54 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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