Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

UPDATE BEWARE COMMUTERS : Morning slush ends by afternoon.. no Evening!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
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    101.27 kPa
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    88 %
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    Wind Chill
    2.8° C
    Heat Index
    2.8° C
    1.0° C
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    Last Updated: 4:00:00 PDT
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    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.8° C @ 03:55 Tdy.
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    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.27 kPa @ 03:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.2° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
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    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
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    S 8.0km/h @ 03:00 Tdy.
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The snow is coming down hard and fast in areas. Pleae use extreme caution on the roads.

The new models say we won’t dry out until 4PM-5PM in Port Alberni and later on the East Coast. Whether this falls as rain or snow is extremely difficult to predict, so assume the worst for safety.

Here is the 4PM image. Notice the large blob lingering over the Errington/Parksville area.

Please be careful. And if you have reports please do share them here in the comments or on the Alberniweaher Facebook page or @Alberniweather on Twitter.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow if you can!


The rain is thick out there. If you are going up the Hump or Sutton pass don’t be surprised if slush starts to form on the roads. For the most part thought, this will remain a rain event away from the mountains.

The rain should end by noon with just a few scattered showers left through the afternoon and evening.

A much weaker system will spread showers over the Island Wednesday morning. The models don’t even have use getting wet, but I would still expect some chance of rain.


On Wednesday night another stronger system will come through with the chance of more wet snow falling at higher elevations and possibly down into town.


This will linger through Thursday. There is more rain and possible snow Friday and Sunday. We will see what happens.

Happy Tuesday all!

3 thoughts on “UPDATE BEWARE COMMUTERS : Morning slush ends by afternoon.. no Evening!

      1. Only slush I’ve seen is what flew off the end of the shovel when I did the sidewalks at work.. its all white again.

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