Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

A pleasant week after a fiery record hot weekend.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 15 February 2019 - Friday: A few wet flurries changing to a few rain showers this afternoon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Temperature steady near plus 1. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of wet flurries changing to 60 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 4. Monday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Tuesday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    1.7° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    4.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.7° C
    Heat Index
    1.7° C
    Dewpoint
    1.5° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    162 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:54
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    18:12
    Day Length
    12:33:19
    Day High
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    5.1mm/hr @ 10:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.15 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.28 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.4° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    1.7° C @ 10:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    172W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 10:16 Tdy.

The fire on Cameron main is now listed as “Active” rather than “Out of Control” on the bcwildfire.ca website.

We got a clean sweep for short term high temp records at the Airport on the weekend. Friday the 23rd at 29.1°C, Saturday at 33.4°C, and Sunday at 34.7°C all broke the previous records at the Airport but none were quite extreme enough for an all time high which are in the 36-37°C range.

The photo below is what the fire looked like Sunday afternoon and is courtesy Justin Fraser.

It seems as though crews have the situation in hand. Hopefully they can get it officially contained and mopped up during the week.

The Fire Danger is now High across most of the Island.

It is predicted to stay at high throughout the week and firefighters won’t be getting any help from the weather as there is no rain in the forecast.

On the other hand, there is no rain in the forecast and it is supposed to be above 25 through Thursday! A very nice summer week with part sun and part clouds. Canada Day is looking perfect with partly sunny skies and temperatures around 23°C.

I will be flying out of the country on June 30/Friday so I will make one more post likely Wednesday morning and then this blog will have a break until August 2… unless I post travel pics. 🙂

Have a pleasant week and please please please be safe in the backcountry!

Happy Monday!