Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Snowfall Warning for East Coast 5-10cm Port Alberni

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:44 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018 - Friday night: Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 6. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.82 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    1.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.3° C
    Heat Index
    15.3° C
    Dewpoint
    14.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    12 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    16.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    18.3mm/hr @ 00:08 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.82 kPa @ 15:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.7km/h @ 12:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 10:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:49 Tdy.

Expect snow to start late tonight (after midnight).  I have posted the imagery below for the period between 4PM/4PM Saturday/Sunday.

You can see Port Alberni is expected to miss most of the snow and fall as rain instead but this is dependent completely on temperature so if we are at or below 2°C then expect snow.

Snow should end in the late morning Sunday.

Here is EC’s warning. I will update if anything major changes.

Warnings
10:38 AM PST Saturday 25 February 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

East Vancouver Island
Heavy Snowfall over East Vancouver Island tonight and Sunday morning.

A low pressure system will track southward, just off the Coast tonight. As it approaches, mixed precipitation will spread across the South Coast this evening. Most areas will likely see precipitation start off as rain but then change to snow later this evening.

Along East Vancouver Island the snow is forecast to become heavy overnight. As usual, snowfall amounts will be highly variable. Immediately along the Strait of Georgia, wet snow will struggle to accumulate and amounts will likely stay below 5 cm. However, further inland and over higher terrain snowfall amounts will vary from 5 up to 15 cm tonight.

By Sunday morning, the heavy snow is expected to have shifted southward. Areas roughly south of Qualicum Beach and away from the immediate Coast, could see additional snowfall amounts of 5 cm or more before the snow ends near noon.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.