April 7, 2020

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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 07 April 2020 - Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.7° C
    -1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.26 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 18 km/h
    gusting 27 km/h
    Humidity
    40 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.7° C
    Heat Index
    12.7° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.5° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    53 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:15:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:08
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    20:34
    Day Length
    13:21:07
    Day High
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.2 @ 12:43 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!