Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.4° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.31 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.4° C
    Heat Index
    -0.4° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.5° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    132 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:35:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.31 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 09:12 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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