Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Snow Day! Don’t break your back shovelling

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 16 July 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 14. Wednesday: Rain ending late in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Becoming windy near noon. High 22. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 8. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.3° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.29 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 10 km/h
    gusting 31 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.3° C
    Heat Index
    23.3° C
    Dewpoint
    13.5° C
    UV
    1.8
    Solar
    424 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:55:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    1.5 mm since
    July 15, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1194W/m2 @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.5 @ 12:43 Tdy.

Well it’s official. We have our first Snow Day of 2011! Both Vancouver Island University and SD70 are closed. Nanaimo SD is closed as well according to CKNW.

It is currently sleeting and/or raining. So this snow is going to get very heavy very quickly. I wouldn’t shovel it unless you absolutely have to. What I would do is make sure all the drains are clear so that the water has somewhere to go. It is going to rain today and then should get very warm, up to 7C, today or tonight and the melt will set it.

So if you can, get out there and enjoy it while it’s there!

You can see a Timelapse of the Snowfall on the alberniweather youtube channel

or a better version here if you have Quicktime.

25 thoughts on “Snow Day! Don’t break your back shovelling

  1. Ya it must be very warm aloft. It’s 8C in Tofino right now so that’s probably an indication of how warm it is upstairs πŸ™‚ Better get out there while we can!

  2. Power just came on here in North Port! We only got about 8″-9″ here, but boy is it wet stuff! Mark Madryga just said they’re getting 35cm+ in areas of the Fraser Valley.

  3. Any recent comments about the hump? Supposed to drive to Victoria from the coast for doc appt. today but can’t get a clear idea of the pass or the hump…

  4. Wow, Chris is at a loss for words. I’m gonna go way out on a limb and say it’s going to be WET again, then dry out and get colder early next week, then get WET and warm up a bit again.

  5. The forecast actually isn’t nearly as bad as it was. THe next system that is on its way is going to give us persistent rain but not torrential. So Hopefully the flooding from the snow won’t be too bad.

    I see now the wind has picked up big time from the South. It’s 6C and the snow is melting fast on the rain gauge!

    Funny, my all time record rain-rate (80mm/hr or something crazy) was set in January 2007 from a Snow-Rain event. Maybe we’ll get another shot at it today!

  6. Awesome video Chris! Quite neat to watch the tree limbs droop under the weight of the snow. Anyway, our snowfall last night looked to be about 2 inches all told. It was gone by early this morning *sob*.

  7. It is -o.6 on my weather station and the snow has quickly turned to ice. Thick fog so I can’t even tell if it’s cloudy.

  8. Well speak for yourself, but I wouldn’t be heartbroken if it just rained tonight. One snow day per month is enough for me.(both kids and work today)

  9. Wow Eve. Hard to believe there’s 4C difference between you and me! You must have a cold wind blowin’ out there! πŸ˜‰

    (And not saying at all that I don’t believe you πŸ™‚ Weather is amazing)

  10. Yeah that forecast snuck out of nowhere, but I drove up Falls Road around 5:00 pm and slid on some ice on the road. The snow up there was already crusted over too.

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