April 8, 2020

Lots going on!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 08 April 2020 - Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    0.3° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.78 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
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    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    0.3° C
    Heat Index
    0.3° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    41 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:06
    Moon Phase
    Full (99% full)
    Civil Set
    20:36
    Day Length
    13:20:51
    Day High
    5.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -0.2° C @ 07:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.81 kPa @ 07:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.57 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.2° C @ 07:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 06:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    46W/m2 @ 07:19 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Weather:
I heard Mark Madryga on CKNW this morning say this might be our last official kick at the can this summer… and Brett Anderson at Accuweather.com seems to agree as well. So get out there today, or this evening after work (if you’re like me) and soak up some of those last rays of warm bright sunshine!! That said. It’s still calling for 25 and sunny on the weekend, in my books, that’s just about perfect summer weather, no? πŸ™‚

Oh, some sad news, my webcam looks to be on the fritz. I know many of you noticed it degrading over the past few months and now I’m in contact with the manufacturer and they’re letting me return it for replacement. It will likely be a few weeks before I have it back up and running. I’m considering also just getting a new webcam altogether…. suggestions welcome… but we’ll see.

Fishing:
The sockeye are done, here come the Springs! I’m told that fishing hasn’t been great so far, but I have heard of 25 and even a 40 pounder being caught in the Inlet, so it can’t be all bad. Of course, we all know that Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley kick butt when it comes to fishing all year ’round so don’t forget to vote every 12 hours for Port Alberni as Ultimate Fishing Town!

No Rail? No Coal!:
I’ve got a few volunteers and I’m looking for some more now that I’m back at work and can’t be in town during the day. If anyone is interested in manning/womanning (personning??) a table during the day in the next week or two, give me a call/email, if you’re interested in taking the petition around your neighbourhood or workplace, give me a call/email. Or if you’d just like to talk about the petition, give me a call/email. You can find my contact info at www.norailnocoal.ca/contact/

I will be at the Harbour Quay again on Saturday Morning gathering signatures and it’s always available at the Free Store on Bute Street. Remember this thing is all about how we should be transporting this amount of stuff to Port Alberni. If you’re not sure whether to sign just ask yourself, “If a mine were to happen, would you rather the product be transported by truck, or train?”.

3 thoughts on “Lots going on!

  1. Wow… Rain this afternoon was really patchy in spots. Was wet down on the harbour, wet out the Creek way, but dry at my house in South Port. Only in Port Alberni.

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