Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

Light snow today – Then back in the deep freeze

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 23 February 2019 - Saturday night: Rain showers and flurries changing to a few flurries near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Sunday: Clearing in the morning. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 7. Wednesday: Snow. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.7° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.77 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (73% full)
    Civil Set
    18:25
    Day Length
    12:32:32
    Day High
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 15:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    650W/m2 @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:25 Tdy.

It’s snowing on the East Side in patches as Strait Effect seems to be coming online…..

 

 

There was light snow and slushy sections on Highway 4 and Highway 19 this morning, especially on the Port Alberni side of the hump and in the Parksville and Nanoose area. It is also snowing lightly in Parksville, whether it was sticking on the road depended on road temperature which made for some dangerous patches. Drive safely.

After todays moisture clears out we will get back into an Arctic blast pattern but Port Alberni may stay in the fog today.

There are Arctic outflow warnings for the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound. That will give the potential for Strait effect snowfall in Nanaimo but it does not appear likely at this point. Ā  It will make it feel very cold though on the East side.

It should be sunny Wednesday and Thursday but there is a chance the fog will stick around in Port Alberni and keep our temperature almost constant around freezing.

There is a chance for yet another bout of snowfall on Saturday! When will this winter end?! šŸ™‚

1 thought on “Light snow today – Then back in the deep freeze

  1. March 21 or thereabouts! I empathize with those who have to slog through this stuff (or skate, as the case may be) and remember how fearsome it all appeared to a wayward Californian the first few years of my BC residency, It seems rather unfortunate that we don’t set up our patterns of work and play to adjust to such things as atmospheric phenomena and geological events, but much of what we do doesn’t make a great deal of sense.

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