Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.5° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.05 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.5° C
    Heat Index
    2.5° C
    Dewpoint
    2.1° C
    UV
    1.1
    Solar
    219 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    272W/m2 @ 10:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.1 @ 10:53 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.