October 23, 2020

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 PDT Friday 23 October 2020 - Friday night: Showers ending early this evening then clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 7 overnight. Saturday: Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus 5. Wind chill minus 8 in the morning. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 11. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 12. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Thursday: Cloudy. High 12.

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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