Fri. Jan 17th, 2020

Campfire Ban returns at Noon today – Forest Fire Rating back to Extreme

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:37 PM PST Friday 17 January 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 17 January 2020 - Friday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Snow at times heavy mixed with freezing rain beginning this evening. Blowing snow. Snowfall amount 15 cm. Becoming windy early this evening. Temperature steady near zero. Wind chill minus 9 overnight. Saturday: Freezing rain mixed with snow changing to rain in the morning. Blowing snow in the morning. Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy. High 7. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Windy in the evening. Temperature steady near 6. Sunday: Rain. High 7. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Periods of rain. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 7. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Thursday: Rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    0.1° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.62 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 6 km/h
    gusting 10 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -2.1° C
    Heat Index
    0.1° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.8 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    14.5 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (42% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:14
    Day High
    2.4° C @ 14:20 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.3° C @ 07:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.0mm/hr @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.14 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.12 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -3.7° C @ 20:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.4° C @ 14:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7km/h @ 21:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    533W/m2 @ 11:18 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 12:08 Tdy.

We are back to an Extreme fire rating for the Alberni Valley.  Campfires will be banned in all coastal areas (except the “fog zone” on the west coast) as of Noon today.

We will be having our hottest day of the week tomorrow with highs up to 34ºC forecast.  Be safe in the woods folks.  Most forest fires in our region and in the province are caused by people, not lightning.  That means none of those actually need to ever happen!

The long range Canadian Ensemble models have us finally getting some relief from the dry weather around the 10th.

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There is a lot of disagreement in the models and that’s still 9 days away though so anything can happen.

Have fun!  I will have a summary up for July later today or this weekend.  Happy BC Day!