Fri. May 24th, 2019

Snow reaches Nanaimo – major rain event shaping up

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 24 May 2019 - Friday: Mainly sunny. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Clear. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 28. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 26. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.8° C
    1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 9.7 km/h
    gusting 22.5 km/h
    Humidity
    56 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.8° C
    Heat Index
    19.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.7° C
    UV
    5.2
    Solar
    1434 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:20:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:44
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (67% full)
    Civil Set
    21:48
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    19.8° C @ 14:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 06:01 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.04 kPa @ 12:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.96 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 06:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    19.8° C @ 14:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.5km/h @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1434W/m2 @ 14:17 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.2 @ 13:32 Tdy.

Update 4: 3:15PM: snow is all done in Nanaimo and everywhere else it appears. Sun is breaking through and slush is melting. But it has that chill in the air… Everyone bundle up tonight, -7C forecast, expect ice tomorrow!

Update 3: 12:14PM: It is snowing moderately at VIU campus and it is now sticking. Be careful on the roads around Nanaimo.

Update 2: 8:30AM: It is currently snowing lightly at VIU campus is clear. Roads aren’t great but OK, drive safe.

Update 1: 8AM: It is currently snowing heavily at VIU but the campus is clear.

The snow officially reached the East Coast last night. There are varying amounts but nothing over 5cm by the looks of it between QB and Nanaimo.

There is still a snowfall warning up for points north of Qualicum.

The skies should clear tonight and give us our coldest weather yet with a low tomorrow morning predicted to reach -7C and -3C on Sunday. I am a little skeptical that our fog will allow the temperature to drop that far. It all depends on if there is enough dry air to push it out and lower the temperature.

Regardless, if we don’t see any significant warming on Sunday then sunday night will be interesting as what looks like the beginnings of our first big rain event sweeps in.

At this point it looks like a classic dump of heavy, wet, snow Sunday Night and Monday morning followed by 2 days of steady rain which should push 100-150mm by the time the rain stops on Thursday.

Safe driving.

3 thoughts on “Snow reaches Nanaimo – major rain event shaping up

  1. Well, I think if it would have stayed clear, that -7 would have been do-able… looks like it has clouded/fogged over, and the temp is rising at the moment, or at least it is here on the south end of town.

  2. We were in the snow in North Nanaimo on Friday. It sure wasn’t moderate! Visibility was 100 yards at best, and they weren’t snowflakes coming down, but friggin snowballs! Yikes!

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