Snow Day! Don’t break your back shovelling

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 20 April 2018 - Friday: Periods of rain. High 10. Friday night: Rain ending before morning then clearing. Becoming windy after midnight. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny early in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Windy in the morning. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 19. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.6° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.11 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 15.2 km/h
    gusting 29.0 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.6° C
    Heat Index
    13.6° C
    Dewpoint
    3.6° C
    UV
    3.5
    Solar
    511 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:20:00 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
    05:42
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (27% full)
    Civil Set
    20:54
    Day Length
    13:18:03
    Day High
    13.6° C @ 13:13 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.8° C @ 06:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.51 kPa @ 01:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.11 kPa @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.5° C @ 08:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.6° C @ 13:13 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17.6km/h @ 13:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    784W/m2 @ 11:12 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.4 @ 13:06 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 Replies to “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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