It better snow – Starting 11AM

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    16.1° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    102.87 kPa
    N 0.2 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    41 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.1° C
    Heat Index
    16.1° C
    2.8° C
    859 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:55:00 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
    First quarter (50% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    16.1° C @ 14:48 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.87 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.1° C @ 14:48 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.5km/h @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

Well, all of the models say we will get a little snow on Thursday. Some say very little (less than a centimetre), some say up to 5cm. Either way it’s not much, but it’s enough to make the snow lovers happy and make the roads potentially a mess, so please be careful.

The fun should start by late morning:

It should be strongest around 2PM and then be done to on and off flurries in the evening before drying up before midnight.

As you can see the rest of the central and north Island will be getting more than us. Most notably, the West Coast looks like it might get more than 5cm. Courtenay and Campbell River should as well. Mt. Washington will too, though I suspect not enough to open the hill.

Please be careful driving anywhere tomorrow. There will almost certainly be snow on both the Hump and Sutton Pass as well as any highways north of Parksville.


Oh, and I forgot to include Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement which mentions Alberni in particular:

Issued at 2013-12-04 23:25 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
East Vancouver Island, B.C. (081300)
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Snowfall amounts up to 5 cm expected for Thursday.

A low pressure system will track southward along the west coast of Vancouver Island on Thursday. Flurries are expected to develop overnight across Northern Vancouver Island and later on Thursday morning across Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 centimetres are expected by Thursday evening. The highest amounts are expected over the interior of the island which include the island highway, Malahat summit and higher sections of the Alberni Highway. Most of the snow will end Thursday evening, however there may still be isolated flurries along the eastern and southern sides of the island as outflow reestablishes itself across the Strait of Georgia.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.