UPDATED: Snow Falling across Island (except Alberni)

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.1° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.87 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.9 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    40 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.1° C
    Heat Index
    16.1° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    4.1
    Solar
    866 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:50:00 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
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (50% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.1° C @ 14:48 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.87 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.1° C @ 14:48 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.5km/h @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

UPDATE 7:49AM

Sorry DRIVEBC – You are not Accurate for Highway 4 to Parksville. Just got back and it was crusted with snow and ice. It is only lightly snowing, but it is blowing and the snow is icing to the road.

VIU IS CLOSED FOR DAY CLASSES – Check the viu.ca website for updates on Evening classes.

Looks like that big blob gave us snow afterall!

End Update

A heads up.

It is snowing across Vancouver Island, some places more than others. (Not at all in Port Alberni).

If you’re headed to Tofino/Ucluelet, there is “Heavy Snowfall” reported to Sutton Pass on DriveBC as of 5:12AM

If you’re headed to Nanaimo, the webcam at 5th St. on the Parkway is showing snow falling and the Parkway covered.

Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay and the Malahat are all showing snow.

Add to that it is still very cold, -5 across the Mid Island.

DRIVE CAREFULLY!

2 Replies to “UPDATED: Snow Falling across Island (except Alberni)”

  1. Wierd!  That big blob has just about passed over us.  I have seen this before though.  It seems like, when a system at just the right height and speed passes over the Island from the NW to the SE, everyone else gets hit harder than we do.  I’ve noticed it with some of those big wind storms before.

  2. Now having said that, it’s snowing pretty good here right now with a breeze from the NE (I think).  Is this Straight-effect snow or incoming moisture from the Pacific?

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