Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

A Fair Fall Fair Forecast –

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:52 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018 - Friday night: Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind east 30 km/h becoming southwest 50 gusting to 90 early this evening then light late this evening. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning near noon. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Temperature steady near plus 5. Sunday: Rain. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.5° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.54 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 22.0 km/h
    gusting 56.3 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.7° C
    Heat Index
    6.5° C
    Dewpoint
    5.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    43.9 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (46% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:00
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.5° C @ 17:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.1mm/hr @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.36 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.05 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.3° C @ 17:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 39.7km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    32W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

It’s looking like a pretty decent Fall Fair weekend coming up! Only a little rain on Saturday might muddy the midway a little. This afternoon should be the best of them all, with a nice warm evening planned, and best of all it is Half Price today!

Tomorrow and Sunday look good too. The wrench in the plans might be Saturday when some rain is expected, but looking at the GFS, it only appears to be showing about 5mm of rain for Saturday. So nothing us tough Port Alberni types can’t handle.

There is a ton going on at the Fair as usual! I always love wandering through the animal buildings. And did you know there are stables and a riding ring in the back behind the big food and crafts building!? I had no idea until a few years ago… and I’ve gone to the fair almost every year for the past 25!

If you’d like to see my Solar Panel up close and personal it will be at the Alberni Environmental Coalition booth (middle isle in Glenwood, across from the Childcare Society toy booth!) which they’ve graciously provided some space for Alberni Valley Transition Town to setup a little display which includes my Solar Panel, some images of cob buildings and some other things. The AECs theme this year centres around the 20th Anniversary of the Log Train Trail and they have some incredible pictures of all the work done by volunteers (or just one 80+ year old volunteer, Frank Stini) over that time to keep the trail safe and fun.

If you’re looking for information about the Raven Coal Mine, that will also be available at our booth. AVTTS members have taken a position of remaining informational in our role, and not coming out for or against the mine itself. AVTTS did decided to support my No Rail? No Coal! petition in order to support sustainable transportation of commodities, and it will be available at our table. The AEC on the other hand has taken a position firmly against the mine and you will find the No Coal No Way petition at their table right beside us.

While I am at the booth, I will also have my computer there so that if people would like to send comments, good, bad, or ugly, directly to the government, they can do so right from our booth.

The main theme of the Fall Fair this year is Local Food and Agriculture and AVTTS also has a 2nd booth near the Spencer building (the food building near the stage), showcasing local farming. You have to go check it out too!

See you all there.

Chris (I’ll be at the booth 7:30 to 10:30 on Thursday night and 4:30 to 7:30 on Saturday)