Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

Going for the record…

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 22 March 2019 - Friday: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Becoming windy early this afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Friday night: Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High 13. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers. High 9. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Thursday: Sunny. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.5° C
    1.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.94 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WSW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    44 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.5° C
    Heat Index
    16.5° C
    Dewpoint
    4.2° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    800 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:05:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:45
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    20:07
    Day Length
    13:26:04
    Day High
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.94 kPa @ 12:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 07:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.6° C @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 10.0km/h @ 01:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    819W/m2 @ 12:57 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.6 @ 12:57 Tdy.

We might not have set the All Time record ever for Port Alberni in this heat wave, but there is still one record to shoot for… and at least it can be a little less unpleasant. šŸ™‚ As I’ve mentioned in previous postings, Dave Jones of Environment Canada has been quoted in the AV Times as using days over 32C as being a “heatwave”. The most days on record in the Alberni Valley over 32C is twelve, August 4 to 14 1920 at the original Beaver Creek station.

UPDATE: With a high of at least 35C at the Airport, today (Sunday) we tied the 4th longest heat wave set in 1908 at 9 days. We look good to move up to #3 tomorrow.

Record Heat Wave of 1920 ———— Heat Wave of 2008
August 4, 1920: 33.9C ———————— Saturday, July 25: 34.4C
August 5, 1920: 35.6C ———————— Sunday, July 26: 35.0C
August 6, 1920: 34.4C ———————— Monday, July 27: 38.5C*
August 7, 1920: 35.6C ———————— Tuesday, July 28: 39.8C*
August 8, 1920: 37.8C ———————— Wednesday, July 29: 40.0C*
August 9, 1920: 37.8C ———————— Thursday, July 30: 36.6C
August 10, 1920: 35.6C ———————– Friday, July 31: 33.8C
August 11, 1920: 35C ————————- Saturday, August 1: 34.4C
August 12, 1920: 38.3C ———————— Sunday, August 2: 35.2C^
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August 13, 1920: 36.7C ———————— Monday, August 3: 31C^^ END OF THE HEATWAVE
August 14, 1920: 34.4C ———————— Tuesday, August 4: 30C**^^^
August 15, 1920: 35C ————————- Wednesday, August 5: 26C**

* All Time Record for the Day.
** Forecast
^ Tied for 4th Longest (1908)
^^ Tied for 3rd Longest (1981)
^^^ Tied for 2nd Longest (1967)
As you can see.. we’re still within striking distance.. but we would need the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday to change in order to match the record, it’s also worth noting that the past couple days have been 2 or 3 degrees cooler than expected, especially in town, where I didn’t even break 30C on Friday.