Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Heat, water, fire, fair!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 September 2019 - Thursday night: Showers ending before morning then cloudy. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 12. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 18. Saturday night: Rain. Low 14. Sunday: Showers. High 19. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 17.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.71 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    92 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    13.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:29
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (67% full)
    Civil Set
    19:54
    Day Length
    13:12:35
    Day High
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.8° C @ 02:42 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.8° C @ 02:42 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The forecast at the top of the page is red for a reason. It’s going to be hot! We are looking at 32-34 degrees Celsius (89F-93F) from today through Sunday.

No record was set here on Wednesday that I know of, though Campbell River, Port Hardy, and Comox along with a number of towns on the Mainland did set records according to CKNW.

I will look for the records for the next few days and post them here in an update so we can keep track.

SO it will be hot and dusty on the Alberni District Fall Fair grounds, but still awesome!

You can find out about all the shows and activities and exhibits going on at http://albernifair.com/ website.

Bring lots of water to drink. Or money for pop, or cotton candy (that cools you off right?) or for hamburgers from Kiwanis, or the food huts. Or for all the draws and prizes and the midway of course!

It should also be a perfect morning for a parade on Saturday at 10.

Away from the Fair, the Lake will be warm, the Wind Surfers will be busy (especially Sunday I think) catching the afternoon breezes, and it’s just going to be a fantastic weekend in general!

One serious note though. Be so very very careful with any fires, especially if you are enjoying the back country or any equipment that might spark a fire like ATVs, dirt bikes, etc. Always carry some water with you just in case you need to drown a spark. It could make all the difference.