Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

SNOW Falling! — Snow Contest Winner! Congratulations Jochem Juurlink!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 05:42 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Cloudy. Rain beginning this morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 14. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Showers at times heavy. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the morning and early afternoon. Amount 25 mm. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    13.2° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    101.93 kPa
    SSE 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.2° C
    Heat Index
    13.2° C
    11.4° C
    119 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:55:00 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
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    13.2° C @ 10:27 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.2° C @ 10:27 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 10:42 Tdy.

Well, it can’t get any more official than what has happened in the past couple hours!

THe snow started at approximately 9:10AM this morning and it has continued. We now have about 1cm (judging by the webcam) with likely a little more in places.

We could get up to 5cm today. It should turn to rain, but the temperature has flatlined since the snow starts, so unless some of the warm wind affecting the West and East coast filters into the Valley it is possible that all precipitation that falls today could fall as snow.

Please Stay and Drive Safe!

Sutton Pass is in bad shape.
The Hump looks snowy, but nothing on the road. I would be wary of the Little Qualicum Falls and Whiskey Creek area of Hwy 4 though as it is often worse there.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jochem Juurlink! Who guessed 6:10AM today for the Snow Contest. I’m calling the contest as of 10:45AM.

The next nearest guess were Holly Murray and Ryan Sumen at 5:30PM last night and 10:20PM tonight respectively.

Jochem — please email me and we’ll arrange how to get your prize from Healthy Habits!

Note: It is starting to snow in Nanaimo as well, and it is quite blustery. Careful driving.

Alberniweather Yard
Nov 16 Snow on Yard

Sutton Pass
Nov 16 Snow on Sutton Pass

Alberniweather Webcam
Nov 16 Snow on the Alberniweather Webcam

Hump Hwy4
Nov 16 Snow on Hump (Hwy 4 East)

4 thoughts on “SNOW Falling! — Snow Contest Winner! Congratulations Jochem Juurlink!

  1. It’s falling mostly as rain downtown now.  Good thing too, ’cause I rode my bike to work as usual this morning!

  2. EC issued revised forecast just after 530.. calling for another 10-15cm of snow.  I think its interesting, considering there isn’t any precip showing in my NOAA satellite enhancements.

  3. sure was a relief driving thru sutton this afternoon after it had been plowed and sanded, and the precip had changed to rain. I’m not mentally ready for this yet.  My driveway at Sproat Lake is a Slurpee, though! 🙁

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