Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Updated 8:30AM snow continues here but Nanaimo is crazy.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 6:04 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    30.9° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.4 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6.2 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    26 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    30.9° C
    Heat Index
    30.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.2° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    122 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:20:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Tdy.

UPDATE: East Vancouver Island snowfall warning updated

Warnings

East Vancouver Island
8:19 AM PST Monday 24 February 2014
Snowfall warning for
East Vancouver Island continued

5 to 15 cm of snow is forecast for today.

This is a warning that significant snowfall is occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

Another Pacific frontal system will move across the South Coast today and produce more snow over the region. Over East Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands a total of 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected today while over remaining regions 5 to 10 cm of accumulation is expected. Late this afternoon or early this evening milder Pacific air will invade and cause the snow to change over to rain in most areas.

All VIU Campuses except Powell River are closed today. Schools in Port Alberni and SD 70 are OPEN.

Nanaimo has received over 40 cm of snow this weekend. Likely more now. If you can avoid driving out of the Valley, it would be a smart decision.

Port Alberni will get light snow all day. Expect up to 5cm here. Expect up to 15cm on the East Coast.

We should warm up by Tuesday afternoon.

Stay safe and have fun out there.

3 thoughts on “Updated 8:30AM snow continues here but Nanaimo is crazy.

  1. Its funny they have us under a snowfall warning and we get a steady snowfall, but it only accumulates to a dusting. They drop the warning, and I wake up to almost 3 inches of fresh snow at my house. Someone passed “Ball dropping 101” with flying colours.

  2. I think it would be an understatement to say the air mass has been extremely difficult for the models or any forecasters to get a handle on to figure out if it was cold enough to snow. The differences in accumulation according to elevation have been significant too.

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