Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Going for the record…

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.1° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.1° C
    Heat Index
    4.1° C
    Dewpoint
    3.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    21 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    21W/m2 @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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.