October 20, 2020

Just Flurries? — This is weather to Remember

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. High 10. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 9. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Windy. High 7. Friday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9.

If you have to be out driving today, use extreme caution #bcstorm #bcsnow

#1: It appears my hunch last night was right. That ‘big blob’ on the radar swept in over us and has spread light flurries throughout the Island including Port Alberni. Accumulations in Port Alberni have been as forecasts, but conditions are worse than the forecast gives credit for. Freezing temperatures, frigid wind, and blowing flurries are not fun to walk, or drive, in. We have approx 3cm this morning. Hard to say because it is so light and the wind is blowing. There is a snowfall warning for East Island and Greater Victoria – 10-20cm (issued at 9AM)


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#2: The Island is in a Deep Freeze. Temperatures below -5C across the Island (It was actually warmer, near freezing, in Victoria at 6AM)

#2: Drive BC is reporting Heavy Snowfall and Compact Snow for sections of Highway 4. I was out there early this morning. It was not nice. It is still not nice. Be Safe.

The Hump/Alberni Summit

Sutton Pass towards Tofino/Ucluelet

#3: In Nanaimo, there is heavy snow at times and VIU is closed. Check their website for updates on evening classes, but I would be surprised now if they opened in the evening. Not a lot of snow, but the weather conditions are treacherous.

#4: The Malahat is treacherous too. Don’t go there.

#5: Victoria has a snowfall warning and is getting dumped on. Here is the snow in Langford. They have 6″ and counting on top of the 3″ or so they got yesterday. Not 1996, but not a little. I’d stay away from there too.


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#6: Washington State is getting pounded with heavy snow, winds, rain and just general nastiness. This will be a storm for the record books.

4 thoughts on “Just Flurries? — This is weather to Remember

  1. I love it when we get dry, fluffy snow here!  I sure wish I knew what it was going to do tomorrow though because this has been a hard one to call!  It looks  like we might get a clear spot before the next big blob hits us and it’s sure to warm up, but I just can’t tell the timing on that.

  2. Well, I made it to tofino this morning but it sure wasn’t pleasant. Very glad it was dry snow for a change, though. Wet snow would have been a no-go for sure.

  3. Chris, what do you think the weather will be like for Friday afternoon? think it will change over to rain by then or will it happen overnight Friday or maybe not till Saturday?

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