Thu. May 23rd, 2019

Extreme Heat may depend on Smoke Cover

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Wednesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 9. Sunday: Sunny. High 31. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.2° C
    -1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.2° C
    Heat Index
    16.2° C
    Dewpoint
    10.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (80% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:58
    Day High
    27.5° C @ 14:13 Ystd
    Day Low
    9.6° C @ 05:58 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 23:44 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.6° C @ 05:58 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    27.5° C @ 14:13 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.2km/h @ 18:30 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1005W/m2 @ 13:37 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    6.0 @ 13:11 Ystd

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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