Mon. Jun 24th, 2019

Campfires now banned. Fires rage in BC. Bomber sits.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 24 June 2019 - Monday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Clearing overnight. Low 8. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. High 24. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early in the evening. 60 percent chance of showers before morning. Low 11. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Thursday: Showers. High 19. Thursday night: Rain. Low 11. Friday: Rain. High 16. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy. High 19. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    20.3° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.41 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 11.3 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    49 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    20.3° C
    Heat Index
    20.3° C
    Dewpoint
    9.3° C
    UV
    2.4
    Solar
    501 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.4 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:29
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (54% full)
    Civil Set
    22:13
    Day Length
    13:21:40
    Day High
    20.9° C @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.8° C @ 05:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.41 kPa @ 16:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.8° C @ 05:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.9° C @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1206W/m2 @ 12:42 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.0 @ 12:44 Tdy.

The campfire ban is now officially in effect. All fires are banned in our area and the fire rating is at Extreme. Please use extreme caution if you are in the back woods.

If you think we should have our bomber protecting our forests and homes once again, please sign and share this petition!

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News 1130 quoted one BCIT expert about the fire season.

this year’s forest fire season will be as bad as it was in 2003 when a massive blaze near Kelowna forced tens of thousands from their homes, burning 25,000 hectares of land.

Evan Hammond at the Peak mentioned this on The Peak. Our bomber is sitting on land right now while the province pays $3 million a day in firefighting costs she could be in the air for $8000 a day.