Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

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 PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

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    11.3° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
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    101.72 kPa
    0.0
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    SSW 11.3 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
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    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.3° C
    Heat Index
    11.3° C
    Dewpoint
    6.1° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    60 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:40:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
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    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 Tdy.

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.