Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

March 30 All Time Record Broken – Possible Record Today – Back to normal on Weekend

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 15 July 2019 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 15. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 25. Humidex 27. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the evening. Low 14. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 21. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.6° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.6° C
    Heat Index
    15.6° C
    Dewpoint
    14.1° 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)
    1.5 mm since
    July 15, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 02:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.7° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 01:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We, and many other locations in BC easily beat records yesterday.

The hot spot in Canada was unusual… Bella Bella on the Central coast took the crown!

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In all, 26 of the 51 stations around the province listed on the EC website with historical records to beat, beat them, including Port Alberni Airport which, at 23.3°C smashed its record for the day set just three years ago (2013) at 19.9°C.

Looking back at the three long period stations at Beaver Creek, Port Alberni and Robertson Creek, this represents an all time record for March 30. The highs for those stations on those days are 22.8º C (1912/1913), 21.0º C (2013), 21.7º C (1930) respectively.  While these 3 stations have the longest records (64, 53, and 42 years respectively), just to be extra sure I checked all the other stations in history in the Valley none came close.

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(Note: Cox Lake, being the only other EC reporting station in the Valley, may have gone higher than the Airport, however, as seems common these days, it has not reported any data for a couple weeks this month)

Alberniweather and the Islandweather stations in the City reported  high temperatures ranging from 22.6º C at Alberniweather to 24.6ºC at the Neptune station near Canal Beach.

More records broken today if forecast holds.

If we hit the forecast high of 24º C today, we will again beat an all time, all station record.  The record is 23.3º C from Beaver Creek in 1922 and 23.5º C at Cox Lake in 2013.

The UWash model agrees that we will be in the 22.2-24.4ºC range (72ºF-76ºF).

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The heat will back off a little bit tomorrow as the forecast high goes down to 22ºC.

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That would take us out of the running for more all time highs, but would still be well above the short term 19.9ºC record for April 1 at the Airport.

Threat of rain pushed back to Monday.

More good news, while the temperatures are going to drop back down to normal levels around 12º C on Saturday and Sunday, the threat of rain appears to have evaporated from the weekend forecast.  Instead, we have a weak system moving through Monday morning.

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