Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Updated 4:30PM: Snowfall Warning Ended – But still messy areas

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.7° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.44 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    48 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.7° C
    Heat Index
    21.7° C
    Dewpoint
    10.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:20:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Tdy.

Update 4:30PM

The snowfall warning has officially ended for Port Alberni but there are still some seriously ugly patches out there. Cathedral Grove and Cameron Lake, Sutton Pass and elsewhere.  Stay safe out there folks, this bout of precipitation is still slated to be mostly over by around 7PM.

Update 11AM:

Snowing hard! Heaviest precipitaiton is still coming… expected between 1-3PM.  Should end by 7PM.

Update 5:30AM

Here is the Warning for Inland VI.

Warnings
4:13 AM PST Monday 26 December 2016
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Inland Vancouver Island
Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

Snow is beginning to fall over Inland Vancouver Island and will spread to the mainland coast by this morning. The snow will then progress into the Fraser Valley by noon as the next Pacific storm moves South along the B.C. coast.

Across the Lower Mainland, snowfall amounts will be limited to
2 to 4 cm near the water before a quick change to rain this morning but higher elevations could receive up to 20 cm as the snow persists well into tonight. Further inland, snow will begin later this morning or near noon giving 10 to 15 cm to the Fraser Valley before changing to rain tonight.

15 cm of snow is expected over Inland Vancouver Island before the snow changes to rain this evening.

The Sunshine Coast will receive 5 to 10 cm this morning before the snow changes to rain in the early afternoon.

Over Howe Sound precipitation will persist as snow through tonight. 10 cm of snow is forecast for today and another 10 to 15 cm is forecast tonight for a storm total of 20 to 25 cm.

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.

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The UWash model has us staying wet only as you can see below by the blank area in the Valley, but, it is best to err on the side of caution.

There is also a possibility of some gusty winds which could make for very treacherous conditons if combined with snow.

Most of the precipitation seems focus around noonish and into the afternoon.

The other models are much more bullish on snow so we shall see.