Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Snow – then a slight warming?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.9° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.63 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 4.8 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.9° C
    Heat Index
    3.9° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:30:00 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
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    3.9° C @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.6° C @ 00:04 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.63 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.8° C @ 00:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    3.9° C @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

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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