Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

Heat Continues to Tuesday – Open Burning Ban in Effect – Think about Water

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 6. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy in the evening. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.0° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100 kPa
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    Wind
    0 km/h
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    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
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    Observed at: Port Alberni 03:00 AM PST Tuesday 21 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    16.5 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.8 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    17:32
    Day Length
    12:30:10
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Ystd.
    Day High Barometer
    101.2 kPa @ 10:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    100.55 kPa @ 19:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    236W/m2 @ 10:16 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:03 Ystd

Open Burning Ban in Effect in and out of City

(the banner image is of a wildfire in Alberta)

The forecast remains hot and dry through the weekend until at least Monday or Tuesday.    And the Forest is hot and dry too.  Our area is currently at Moderate fire risk level as is most of the province.  We are forecast to go to High fire risk by this weekend.

DR-3

As of Wednesday at Noon, there is an open burning ban on Vancouver Island outside the “fog zone” 2KM from the West Coast beaches.  “An open fire, excluding a campfire, that burns piled material no larger than two metres high and three metres wide, or grass over an area less than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size”

Within City limits of Port Alberni there is has been a similar open fire ban since April 15th.  Propane, natural gas, or briquette type fires are fine but you should check with PAFD (250-724-1351) if you aren’t sure.  Both bans will be in place until October 15th unless announced otherwise.

Continued Heat through Weekend

Our incredible stretch of warm, dry and sunny weather is going to keep on going.  I have not looked at the data closely yet, but my feeling is May will end up being abnormally dry and warm.  Mt. Arrowsmith looks like it would in August of a normal year, and the lakes and rivers are the same.

Water restrictions have been put in place in most communities on Vancouver Island but not in Port Alberni yet.  However, I would expect that to happen relatively soon… any water conservations measures you can voluntarily take would no doubt help.