Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

(UPDATED 5:00PM) Snow on the way for East side Tomorrow!?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.2° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 12.9 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.2° C
    Heat Index
    11.2° C
    Dewpoint
    6.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    52 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:45:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 Tdy.

Update 5PM

Special Weather Statement issued at 4PM

Issued at 2017-11-01 23:29 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
East Vancouver Island, B.C. (081300)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Wintery Mix possible Thursday afternoon and Thursday night on the BC south coast.

An arctic front will arrive on the coast late Thursday bringing much cooler air and strong outflow winds. It will also give a chance of snow or mixed rain and snow to many areas Thursday night.

In Whistler, rain is expected to change to snow tonight with 10 cm likely on Thursday.

Light snowfall accumulations are possible for Fraser Valley and Howe Sound Thursday afternoon and evening.

For other south coastal regions, any significant accumulation should be restricted to higher elevations.

Please closely monitor Environment and Climate Change Canada for the
latest updated forecasts.

UPDATE Models Updated… tweet summary below.

 

 

 

 

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There are reports of a truck flipped on Highway 4 this morning. Expect Delays.

The snow contest could be over within 24 hours! But most of the snow probably is NOT in Port Alberni, but rather on the east coast.

Flurries will begin in the Courtenay area and possibly in Port Alberni around 8AM on Thursday and taper off by 11AM as it moves south.

The Nanaimo and Parksville area will then see some in the 10-12 timeframe and it will start in the Malahat area by noon as well.

 

In the later afternoon though is when real accumulations could start due to stronger northwest winds.  We can see accumulations in the 11-2PM timeframe in the Courtenay, Bowser, QB and Parksville areas.

Notice though that the Beauforts are protecting Port Alberni so we might see only flurries in the sky but no accumulating snow (and so a winner i the contest is Not a sure thing!)

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The snow will then turn to rain for most areas in the afternoon except maybe the Malahat between 2-5PM

Be careful out there folks. The roads will be slippery and the higher elevatoons will get the most snow. The Hump and Sutton Pass and possibly the Malahat could be treacherous for a short time.