Fri. Oct 19th, 2018

Clouds coming but Campfire Ban in effect tomorrow!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Friday 19 October 2018 - Friday: Fog dissipating this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog developing this evening. Low 6. Saturday: Fog dissipating in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 20. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Fog. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog. High 20. Sunday night: Fog. Low 6. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 9. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Rain. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.4° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.59 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    ENE 0.8 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.4° C
    Heat Index
    7.4° C
    Dewpoint
    7.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    24 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:55:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:13
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (76% full)
    Civil Set
    18:54
    Day Length
    13:04:07
    Day High
    8.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 08:36 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.59 kPa @ 08:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.36 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.0° C @ 08:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 07:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 08:53 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Heads up campers! Even though we are going to get a bit of a break from the sunny skies over the weekend, there CTV News is reporting there will be a Campfire ban in place as of tomorrow, August 1, across the entire Island except for the “fog zone” near Long Beach.

This means you cannot have a campfire. Period.

We will have a few clouds coming at us tomorrow and Friday, but by Saturday it should start to improve and Sunday and Monday should be back to mostly sunny skies. I don’t expect much, if any rain.

The ban will be listed here tomorrow.

The current Fire Danger rating is high. It is expected to stay there for the next few days. With a maximum of only 6mm of rain falling in our region though, the bush is going to be very dry.

Wildfire Map

I have been told that the Hawaii Mars water bomber has been sent to the Kootenays and is based on Kootenay lake. It is likely fighting the Perry Ridge fire.

Here’s a cool video I came across awhile ago. It’s of the Hawaii Mars, but not our Hawaii Mars. This is the Hawaii Mars that ended up crashing during WWII. A second plane called Hawaii Mars was built, and that is the one still flying today!

I will have the July summary up tomorrow. It’s been a record breaker in terms of dryness and sunshine in Victoria and Vancouver. It has been notable here too.