Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

City of Port Alberni Water Restrictions start today.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 18 August 2019 - Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 13. Monday: Clearing in the morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 15. Wednesday: Showers. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

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    20.2° C
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    05:39
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    Waning gibbous (89% full)
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    21:05
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    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
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    101.25 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.02 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
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    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
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    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
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    Day High UV Index
    7.3 @ 13:07 Tdy.

Full announcement from the city website.

Here are the details:
– Odd addresses may only water on Saturday/Monday/Thursday
– Even addresses may only water on Sunday/Tuesday/Friday
– No watering on Wednesdays
– On your day, you can only water between 6AM and 10AM or 6PM and 10PM.
– this Stage 1 watering restriction will be in place until further notice

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This comes as no surprise given our hot dry weather and July in particular. More on that later. The City notice indicates our water reservoirs are getting low, so restrictions are needed to ensure we are good through the summer and fall.

It is worth remembering also that we have had two consecutive falls with extremely long spells of dry weather lasting well into October and November. Let’s hope we have enough water to get us through, and for the fish returning as well.

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Note that Beaver Creek residents have been on odd/even numbered days restrictions since June 30th.. Not sure about Cherry Creek residents. If anyone has that info I’d greatly appreciate it.

3 thoughts on “City of Port Alberni Water Restrictions start today.

  1. It’s 35 according to my car thermometer. And 35 according to environment canada. What gives with your 30.9?
    Do you get a breeze?

    1. Yup the breeze will probably do it. Had a decent one today. The Airport got up to 35.2, almost a record but we only got up to 32.7 thanks to that breeze.

      Should be a degree or two cooler tomorrow too. Great weather!

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