Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

Fire taming rain coming? Also Wind. Will Mars Bomber be saved?

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 15 December 2018 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Sunday: Rain. Amount 20 mm. 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. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.7° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.7° C
    Heat Index
    5.7° C
    Dewpoint
    5.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    25 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.5 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:29
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (54% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:29
    Day High
    5.7° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.5° C @ 07:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.42 kPa @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.04 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 01:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.7° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.5km/h @ 02:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    84W/m2 @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 09:47 Tdy.

It’s been a crazy morning.  This petition:  http://www.change.org/bringbackthemars has gone nuts (over 2000 signatures in less than 48 hours!) and I seem to be getting calls from every TV and Radio station in BC!  If you are on twitter use #bringbackthemars Please share it on Facebook and write the premier at premier@gov.bc.ca 20140717-121906-44346770.jpg   As for us, there is a little rain in the forecast… but I should emphasis, very little.  Only a few millimetres between today and Sunday evening. wa_pcp48.60.0000 Don’t worry too much about your camping plans unless you are on the West Coast.  And unless you are in the fog zone on the West Coast, No Campfires!!  We don’t need any more fires in the province than we already have. It should clear and warm up a bit again next week but nothing crazy like the past week heatwave.  Hopefully the folks in the Interior get a little rest, but with the winds this weekend and only a little rain, it will be tough. Thoughts to them at this difficult time.  Information about the fires is at www.bcwildfire.ca 10560388_10152504209450673_1672386646209781969_o This Post is categorized under climate change because this *is* a predicted outcome of global warming and climate change.  We expect things to become drier, especially in our interior.  And dry spells to last longer.  We will need all the help we can get for our forests and homes and cities.

1 thought on “Fire taming rain coming? Also Wind. Will Mars Bomber be saved?

  1. I think we need to put the past 15 years in perspective. The 1980s and 1990s were the wettest on record, so even a moderately wet decade would seem dry by comparison. The 1981-2010 period was still the 2nd wettest 30 year climate normal period on record (after the 1971-2000 period), so let’s not get too alarmist here. If we get a dry decade like we saw in the 1930s, then sure, let’s get worried.

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