August 17, 2010

Heatwave is over, comparing to Russia and Go Fishin’ Port Alberni!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 16 February 2020 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low minus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 8. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 8. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.4° C
    -1.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.31 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.4° C
    Heat Index
    3.4° C
    Dewpoint
    1.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:35:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    3.6 mm since
    February 15, 2020 00:02
    Civil Rise
    06:53
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (37% full)
    Civil Set
    18:14
    Day Length
    12:33:16
    Day High
    9.6° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.9° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.31 kPa @ 20:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.72 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.0° C @ 09:15 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.6° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    626W/m2 @ 12:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 12:22 Tdy.

Looks like Port Alberni set a few records this past weekend. We were the hotspot in Canada on Sunday. Good stuff! 🙂

There were lots of records broken, and many records were broken by a degree or two or more, which is always a significant event. And for us in particular, our old record was 31C, and we hit 36C on Sunday, so that’s a major break. Compared though to what much of Russia has been experiencing, we were far from the worst off. Moscow hit highs above 30C for 30 straight days.. and many of those days, above 35C and hitting 40C a number of days, which is 20C above normal…. a phenomenally exceptional heat wave. A similar heat wave here would have seen temperatures no less than 36C for 30 days straight and peaking at 46C!! I’ve been in 49-50C heat in Australia… there is a reason they literally live in caves in the desert.

Anyway. That stuff is now over thankfully, though the damage is done. We have major fires to deal with here in BC, and they’re talking about spending $1 Billion to flood the burning peat bogs in Russia.

In happier news:

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