October 23, 2020

Forecast calmed. Thursday night/Friday looking stormy

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 00:28 AM PDT Friday 23 October 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 22 October 2020 - Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. Wet snow over higher terrain overnight. Rain beginning late this evening. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Wet snow over higher terrain in the morning. Becoming windy in the morning. High plus 5. Friday night: A few showers ending in the evening then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 7 overnight. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 5. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 11. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 12.

Good News. The forecast has calmed considerably for us here in Port Alberni. Bad News (for some) we won’t be getting much chance for snow until Thursday night.

If you are going to the Mainland though, be prepared to encounter snow anywhere east of Vancouver. The Fraser Valley is still under a snowfall warning.

Victoria is also under a warning and looking at the radar this morning it appears they’re getting a good stream of moisture.

Washington state will be getting the majority of the snow over the next couple days, you’ll likely be hearing lots about it on the American news broadcasts today and tonight.

For us, we will remain cold for another couple of days. There is a chance that outflows will set up that could bring more substantial snow across to the East Coast of the Island (Nanaimo, Parksville) tonight and tomorrow so be aware of that.

Thursday night this overall pattern is supposed to break and we will be on the receiving end of two storms back-to-back. The first on Thursday night through Friday could very well bring us a big dump of snow depending on if the cold air sticks around. There will also be a threat of freezing rain.

The following storm 24hr later should be all wet.

Both storms are strong enough (980mb) to bring strong winds, so there is a chance of a repeat of what we had in November.

Stay Safe out there.

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