Very Foggy and Frosty morning

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 23 March 2018 - Friday night: Rain showers and wet flurries ending late this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Local snowfall amount 2 cm over higher terrain. Low zero. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning then 30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Clearing in the evening. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Low minus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 8. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 14. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    2.3° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    100.89 kPa
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    gusting 0.0 km/h
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.3° C
    Heat Index
    2.3° C
    1.7° C
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    9.4 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (46% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    6.4° C @ 14:08 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.8° C @ 08:36 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.0mm/hr @ 09:31 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.91 kPa @ 21:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.45 kPa @ 05:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.4° C @ 14:08 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.2km/h @ 15:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    960W/m2 @ 11:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:55 Tdy.

Be careful on the roads. There is extensive fog not just in Port Alberni but all across the Island. Only higher elevations, and oddly, Nanoose Bay, were free of thick fog this morning when I drove between Port Alberni and VIU.

Wherever there was not fog, there was clear sky and lots of frost.  The sidewalks at VIU are covered in frost. Pretty slippery conditions.

Take care out there.  Today and Friday should be the thickest fog days.  On the weekend the inversions conditions should lessen a little bit and we have a good chance of breaking out of the fog in the Alberni Valley both Saturday and Sunday.

However, this pattern of clear skies (above the fog) is going to persist.  I just listened to Senior Climatologist David Phillips on CBC Radio say that we can expect this same pattern for the next 2 weeks, well into the middle of the month.

Temperatures will remain very stable but so will the air, which means we might be in for a pretty foggy December.

If you need to see some sun, just try to gain some elevation… even as far as the Timberlodge and Coombs Country Candy is sometimes enough to break out.

Have a great day!

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