September 21, 2020

Snow – then a slight warming?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 21 September 2020 - Monday night: A few showers ending overnight then cloudy. Low 12. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 19. Wednesday night: Showers. Low 11. Thursday: Showers. High 18. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Rain. High 16. Friday night: Rain. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 17.

Starting early Saturday morning there is a threat for snow in Port Alberni and the other usual places.

Again like it has been all winter, how long it snows will depend on how long the cold sticks around in the Valley and the warm southerly winds stay away.

This storm doesn’t strike me as a really intense one, so I’m thinking if it starts at snow, its more likely to stay as snow through until Sunday. We could end up with 10cm or more.

After that, the models are consistently showing us into a warmer trend with highs up around the 5 or 6C mark. I’m hoping I am right that they are showing us in a southerly onshore flow for the next week which should keep the fog at bay and our temperatures consistent with the rest of the Island.

From my new favorite place for current weather imagery:

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That whiplash should smack us with some moisture and then stay relatively nearby to transport some tropical warmth and rain into our region over the next week.

3 thoughts on “Snow – then a slight warming?

  1. Its Saturday night around 10 PM and there is thunder rolling around the valley out by the lake. Flickering lights too!

  2. Ukee just finished getting a Led Zep Laser Light Show tonight. Had a few really good shots that blinded the webcam (had it in live video mode to watch) and killed the street lights a few times.

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