Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

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 11:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.2° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.2° C
    Heat Index
    5.2° C
    Dewpoint
    5.2° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    84 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:45:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    37.6 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (19% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.93 kPa @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 11:14 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.6km/h @ 14:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    499W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 13:21 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!