Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

The cold is here. East side Snowfall warning. Snowing in Ladysmith.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 14 October 2019 - Monday night: Cloudy. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. High 12. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Temperature steady near 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 15. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Showers. High 13. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 12. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    10.3° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    101.61 kPa
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.3° C
    Heat Index
    10.3° C
    8.4° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (98% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    14.7° C @ 14:43 Ystd
    Day Low
    4.3° C @ 07:53 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.92 kPa @ 10:14 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 23:59 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    4.3° C @ 07:53 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    14.7° C @ 14:43 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9km/h @ 13:50 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    733W/m2 @ 12:50 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    2.9 @ 12:48 Ystd

Updates… most recent at top.

Original Post

It is 0°C and the windchill so far this morning in Port Alberni has been down to -3°C. It will get colder. There is a snowfall warning.

The easterly outflow winds are blowing across the Strait onto the east side of the Island and that is going to produce snow squalls that could dump 5-15cm (2-6in) of snow anywhere from Courtenay to Duncan. Where and when is not easy to predict and will change throughout the day so stay alert.

If you are driving on the Inland Island Highway or Malahat, expect snow! There is already snow building over the Strait on the radar and some reaching the Island just south of Nanaimo and in Ladysmith.

Keep an eye on the radar and Drive BC cameras (click the images above) for where the snow is.

Port Alberni does not usually get snow from these types of events as we are protected by Mt. Arrowsmith and the Beauforts, but sometimes it trickles over into the far north reaches of the Valley.

It will feel cold though. Expect the temperature to drop all day. We will be down as low as -5°C by Monday morning and maybe lower. The cold is expected to last for a week and we might get more snow. Later next week.

I will post updates at the top of this page and on twitter through the day if something catches my eye. Take care out there. It is still winter!