Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Snowfall Warning Issued – Up to 15cm expected starting mid afternoon

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.2° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.2° C
    Heat Index
    14.2° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:50:00 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 (79% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 02:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.8 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.75 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 02:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Update 2PM

we are now up to a moderate rain shower in town, but it is still warm. It is snowing in other parts of the Valley and especially on the East and south Island.

 

 

 

 

 

Update 12:30PM

 

Update 12PM

Snowfall Warning is continued and has been extended to East side/Nanaimo. Here is the east side warning for 10-15

Issued at 2017-01-08 19:12 UTC by Environment Canada:
Snowfall warning issued for:
East Vancouver Island, B.C. (081300)
Current details:
Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

An approaching Pacific frontal system will give snow to East
Vancouver Island starting this afternoon. The snow may be mixed with rain at times as temperatures will be around the freezing mark.
Total snow accumulations near 10 cm is expected before the snow tapers off to a few flurries overnight.

The Northerly wind is keeping it feeling like it is near freezing but the actual temperature is 3°C so it will be interesting to see how this goes. We could have it start as rain, and then switch to snow.

The radar is showing plenty of moisture, so it should start fairly soon.  Areas deeper in the valley will be less protected by Mt. Arrowsmith and so should expect more precip to fall.  They have already had 10cm.

Below is the inland VI warning that is now continued. Original post is below that.

Here is the warning:

Issued at 2017-01-08 13:05 UTC by Environment Canada:
Snowfall warning issued for:
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

A Pacific front will move onto the BC coast today and snow will begin this afternoon. Near 15 cm of snow is expected before the snow ends overnight.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Now I would note that we are already at almost 2°C so if it does snow it is going to be wet.

The morning model is just starting now but is showing we should see some scattered precipitation starting before 10AM and lasting through the noon hour. The main system makes landfall between 1-4PM.

The model does show us in a bit of a rain shadow but we should still see a fair amount of rain/snow.

Things intensify between 4-7PM.

And then it eases around midnight tonight.

UWash does not expect any snow to fall.

But clearly EC does, so stay prepared, especially if you are driving. The higher elevation you are, and farther north, the more likely you are to see a lot of snow.

Stay safe out there. 🙂