Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

Fire, Rain, Spooks and Storms

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:52 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018 - Friday night: Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind east 30 km/h becoming southwest 50 gusting to 90 early this evening then light late this evening. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning near noon. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Temperature steady near plus 5. Sunday: Rain. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.8° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.2 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 16.8 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    79 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.9° C
    Heat Index
    6.8° C
    Dewpoint
    3.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    43.9 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (47% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:00
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.4° C @ 17:54 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.1mm/hr @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.36 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.05 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.3° C @ 17:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 39.7km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    32W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Lots to talk about this morning!

First, hopefully you got outside yesterday to enjoy the warmest weather in Canada. OK, not officially, but it was 21C on my station and the official hotspot in Canada was North Cowichan at 20C. You likely saw the fire on the other side of the Beauforts. I first noticed it around noon and snapped this picture from the Harbour Quay. You can see it on the right.
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I got another picture of it in the background with a neighbours tree that was quickly loosing leaves in the strong northwesterly breeze around 2PM.
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And here is a final picture of it just as the sun was setting behind the mountains, taken from the Legion hall.
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Just by the smoke, you can tell how much bigger it got overtime. You can also see the smoke spilling into and flowing out of the Valley in yesterday’s timelapse.

So when might the rain come to put out this fire? Well, Wednesday evening we should get a little rain, but I doubt it will really be enough to put it out for good.
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Halloween looks dry for our neck of the woods. Great for the kids, but not so much for fires.
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I will update both the Halloween forecast and the Saturday storm forecast as the time approaches. Until then, enjoy the clear skies, or at least as clear as they can be! Too bad the Martin Mars couldn’t have taken care of that fire for us.