Sun. Aug 25th, 2019

Extreme Heat may depend on Smoke Cover

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 25 August 2019 - Sunday: Clearing near noon. High 26. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 27. Humidex 28. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 32. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 34. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    20.6° C
    3.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.08 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    60 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    20.6° C
    Heat Index
    20.6° C
    Dewpoint
    12.5° C
    UV
    4.2
    Solar
    723 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:10:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:50
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (28% full)
    Civil Set
    20:51
    Day Length
    13:21:16
    Day High
    20.6° C @ 11:09 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.9° C @ 05:20 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.09 kPa @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.9° C @ 05:20 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.6° C @ 11:09 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6km/h @ 10:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    828W/m2 @ 10:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.2 @ 11:07 Tdy.

We landed in Vancouver at 11:35 and it was only 23°C at YVR even though the forecast was for 30°C temperatures.

Looks like the culprit was smoke blowing out from the Interior. Check out the latest MODIS satellite picture.

Notice the plume of smoke is not quite reaching Port Alberni, where the temperature right now is 33°C and it feels like 35°C.

I just took this picture from the Horseshoe Bay ferry… you can barely see Nanaimo harbour and we are only a few minutes away.

The forecast for the week is still up to 38°C for the Alberni Valley on Thursday with Environment Canada.

The UWash GFS agrees. It shows temperatures on the high resolution model forecast up to 100°F/38°C.

It does not look like we will hit 40°C though it might feel that hot or get that hot in localized areas.

If we get covered in smoke though, you can expect much cooler temperatures which would be a bit of a blessing.

Stay safe out there. Try to stay hydrated and out of the direct sun.  And use extreme caution with any heat source.

Take care.  It’s good to be back. It feels like it will be a busy August!

 

2 thoughts on “Extreme Heat may depend on Smoke Cover

  1. I’m not really clear about the change on this site. Are you still posting regularly? I’m really sorry if not. Please be clear about what you are providing. I understand if you can’t provide each day, but the lay out is really unclear.

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