Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

Last day to enter your First Snow Guess – It might snow Monday??

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:16 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.3° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    67 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.3° C
    Heat Index
    19.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:00:00 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
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (60% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:22:59
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 Tdy.

This is your last chance! Click here to enter the contest before 8PM today and you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes from Healthy Habits and Boomerangs café!

I will also be drawing a number from 1 to the number of Likes on the Alberniweather Facebook.  So go like it if you haven’t already to be entered to win! Winner will receive a prize from Healthy Habits!

BRRRR It’s cold and sun. But snow? Maybe….

The morning fog has kept us from getting too cold over the past few days.  Campbell River Airport is registering -4°C right now. We are only -1°C at the Airport and nearly exactly freezing, -0.1°C, here in town.

The sun will break through by late morning at least. We should continue this pattern Saturday and Sunday.

The question is… Will we see snow on Monday?  The models have a weak front sweeping down from the North Monday morning.

Here is the rain forecast for Monday 7AM.

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Some light showers… Below is the 24hr forecast between Sunday and Monday afternoon for rain and below that snow.

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As you can see, the snow does not appear to be at low elevations.  According to this model, this  is likely to be a threat only for the mountain passes.  However, there is always the outside chance that snow will fall and stick at least for a short time, especially with morning timing and the cold air sticking around after the weekend.

And in fact, the UWash model is the only one that does *not* predict accumulating snow for us for Monday.  Below are the predictions from the GFS, Canadian, and NAM models.

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The NAM is closest to the UWash.  The Canadian is totally winter wonderland.

Take your pick.  😉

I will keep an eye on it and probably do a post Sunday sometime to see where we are at then.  Until then, go get that guess in and have a great weekend! 🙂