Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another Snowfall Warning for Nanaimo

Another 15 - 25cm Forecast for Nanaimo

My unofficial snowfall measurement shows nearly two feet or sixty centimeters accumulated since this snow began.

Nanaimo apparently has received more snowfall than any other place in BC since Dec. 12 with officially over 80 centimeters recorded. That does not include what has fallen overnight.

The following warning was issued by Environment Canada at 4:09 AM PST Dec. 24/08:

15 TO 25 CM OF SNOW EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS IS A WARNING THAT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.

AN APPROACHING PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW TO THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME MIXED WITH RAIN OVER MANY LOCALITIES THIS AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 25 CM ARE FORECAST BEFORE THE SNOW TAPERS TO A FEW FLURRIES THURSDAY MORNING. STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES AND VISIBILITY WILL BE LOCALLY REDUCED IN BLOWING SNOW. STRONG NORTHEASTERLY WINDS COMBINING WITH COLD TEMPERATURES WILL GIVE WIND CHILL VALUES BELOW MINUS 20 FOR THE INLAND SECTIONS OF THE NORTH COAST TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

We can always hope the weatherman is wrong, but he seems to have a reasonably good record lately (I mean that in a bad way ...lol).

Merry Christmas to All .....

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