April 8, 2020

Snowfall Warning for East Coast 5-10cm Port Alberni

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 08 April 2020 - Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    0.1° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.78 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 2 km/h
    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    0.1° C
    Heat Index
    0.1° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    38 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:06
    Moon Phase
    Full (99% full)
    Civil Set
    20:36
    Day Length
    13:20:51
    Day High
    5.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -0.2° C @ 07:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.81 kPa @ 07:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.2° C @ 07:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 06:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    46W/m2 @ 07:19 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.