Extreme Heat may depend on Smoke Cover

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 23 April 2018 - Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. High 20. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clearing in the evening. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.6° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.51 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    78 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    6.6° C
    Heat Index
    6.6° C
    Dewpoint
    3.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:35:00 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
    05:34
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (66% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:17:17
    Day High
    8.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.6° C @ 01:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.51 kPa @ 00:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.49 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.6° C @ 01:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 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 Replies to “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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