Happy Labour Day! A very short visit from Ignacio. First day of school forecast.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT , Port Alberni
    Issued: 04:56 AM PDT Monday 23 July 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 23 July 2018 - Monday: Sunny. High 33. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Monday night: Clear. Low 13. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Humidex 37. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 35. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 34. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 33. Friday night: Clear. Low 15. Saturday: Sunny. High 32. Saturday night: Clear. Low 15. Sunday: Sunny. High 31.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.6° C
    3.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.1 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NE2 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    18.5° C
    Dewpoint
    12.3° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    183 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:55:00 PST
    Station Reports Delayed
    36 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 08:00 AM PDT Monday 23 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:59
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    20.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.01 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.96 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    188W/m2 @ 07:54 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 07:54 Tdy.

I hate to disappoint you but we need not worry too much about the remnants of Ignacio.  It looks like the remnant low (swirl below) will get dragged into Haida Gwaii Tuesday afternoon by the jetstream but won’t pack much rain with it.

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Vancouver Island will only see a few whisps of rain from that event and thus, if you are in Port Alberni for the first day of school, you should be able to count on a cloudy, but dry, day.

Here is the look at the 5-8AM period.

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And the rest of the day to 5PM gradually dries up on the rest of the South Island.

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In fact, there is no rain predicted for Port Alberni in the entire week forecast from UWash.  There is a small push on the west coast on Wednesday but after that we get into a larger drier pattern that appears to last through the weekend.  Thursday and Friday look nice and warm into the 20s again. Good news for Fall Fair!

Happy Labour Day Monday.  Hooray for unions and the people within them that fought for (and fight to keep) weekends, holidays, pensions, benefits, maternity leave and all the other things many of us take for granted.  And if you don’t have those things ask yourself why not and what you need to do to get them. You and all working people deserve it.