Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Port Alberni escapes most of the rain today — Snow possibilities Saturday and next Week

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.2° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.2° C
    Heat Index
    2.2° C
    Dewpoint
    1.8° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    137 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    272W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 10:27 Tdy.

We seem to be getting spared the worst of the rain this morning as it is raining more heavily in Nanaimo and Parksville than it is in Port Alberni.

The UWash model predicted this last night:

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However it will still probably drizzle most of the day even if the overall total is not great.

We should get another break on Thursday before a stronger system moves in on Friday during the day.

Rain Scalescreen-shot-2016-11-30-at-8-14-45-am

Significant rainfall on the West Coast for sure.

After Friday, things start to get interesting as there is a threat of colder temperatures.

Sunday morning the UWash is predicting near freezing temperatures.

temp scale

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And it will stay near freezing through Monday.

There are a couple of week rain systems that will come through Saturday and Sunday night that will surely drop snow at higher elevations and there is a good chance it might snow at lower elevations too depending how strong the cold push is.

So be prepared. This weekend might be the start!  And there is more possibility for snow on Wednesday/Thursday next week!