Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

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 Saturday 23 February 2019 - Saturday night: Rain showers and flurries changing to a few flurries near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Sunday: Clearing in the morning. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 7. Wednesday: Snow. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.4° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.4° C
    Heat Index
    4.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    5 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:45:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (75% full)
    Civil Set
    18:25
    Day Length
    12:32:32
    Day High
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 15:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    650W/m2 @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:25 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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