Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Alberniweather now has Official Media access from Environment Canada

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

    Forecast Issued 10:28 PM PST Friday 24 January 2020 - Friday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning near midnight. Fog patches dissipating after midnight. Temperature steady near plus 3. Saturday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Showers. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.8° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    1.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.8° C
    Heat Index
    4.8° C
    Dewpoint
    4.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:40:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    3.8 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    250.2 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:23
    Moon Phase
    New (0% full)
    Civil Set
    17:39
    Day Length
    12:31:29
    Day High
    5.1° C @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.8° C @ 03:37 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.1mm/hr @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.26 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.8° C @ 03:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.1° C @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

I’m very excited to announce that Alberniweather has been granted access to the special Media portal of Environment Canada.

This means we now have quick access to all the daily records, regional statistics, and immediate notifications that all news organizations receive.

As you can see by the blue highlight, as of this hour, Port Alberni is the cool spot on the Island. (7AM)

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I would like to give a big shout out to Anne McCarthy at Environment Canada in Victoria who suggested Alberniweather be granted this access after I asked her about daily hotspots in BC and how to find them. Turns out, ‘there’s a web app for that’ and now we have access to it.

Anne has been a huge help for me since the first days I started this website. So Anne, if you are reading, thank you!

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As for the weather? Look outside! It’s beautiful!

And it’s not going to let up anytime soon! You might want to watch for a little light frost though in the Valley as we are getting down quite low. On Sept 11 we actually set an unofficial record for the lowest minimum at 2C for that day since 1999 when we hit it was 5.4C.

Hope all of you can get some time out to enjoy this last shot of summer.

Our normal precipitation for August and September is 41mm and 65mm respectively. The station at the Airport only received 8.4mm in August and only 1mm up to Sept 9! (Sept 7/8 are missing). I got a downpour on Sept 10 but that still only captured another 1.75mm so We have had an exceptionally dry couple of months.