Tue. Jan 28th, 2020

Extreme Heat may depend on Smoke Cover

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 28 January 2020 - Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. High 8. Tuesday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening. Rain beginning late this evening. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain ending in the morning then clearing. High 8. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Thursday: Rain. High 7. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 9. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High plus 5. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.4° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.37 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.4° C
    Heat Index
    2.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    14 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:30:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    2.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    285.2 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:20
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (13% full)
    Civil Set
    17:44
    Day Length
    12:32:07
    Day High
    4.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 07:37 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    2.8mm/hr @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.37 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.84 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.4° C @ 07:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 03:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    16W/m2 @ 08:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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