Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

UPDATE: Semiah is safe. – Icy cars and roads

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 11:31 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday: Rain. Amount 10 mm. Temperature steady near 12. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 11. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    13.2° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    101.96 kPa
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.2° C
    Heat Index
    13.2° C
    11.6° C
    59 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 01:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.3° C @ 11:32 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    178W/m2 @ 10:44 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:17 Tdy.

UPDATE: Semiah is safe. 🙂



Original post (Semiah is now safe and sound) Please share this picture and be on the lookout for this teen, Semiah. She left home last night near Harbour Quay in Port Alberni. Her parents do not know where she is and the RCMP is searching for her.  If anyone knows of her whereabouts please notify her parents or the Port Alberni RCMP as soon as possible. Here is a message from her parents.

We are grateful for all of the help we have received tonight looking for our daughter. Thank you to all those who were out looking with us.

We don’t know where she is and can only hope that she is safe. She left with a grey hoodie and light blue jeans, no backpack, and no money.

We believe she is at a friend’s house in Port Alberni although we don’t know whose place she might be at. If you are that friend, you need to know that the police are looking for her and that we are very concerned for her safety. I hope you never have to go through this kind of worry.

If you know where she is, please tell us. Her grandparents, her family in the north, and her many relatives and friends from everywhere, hundreds of people, are all worried about her. We have received many phone calls, messages, and questions about her and whether she is safe.

If you read this Semiah, just call or send a message telling us you are safe.

Take care sweetie. We love you.


It is a beautiful clear morning, but it is also cold! You may need a chisel to get into your car and an extra few minutes to scrape off the windshield. It must have snowed and rained last night and then froze because the ice is THICK.

The roads are OK in Port Alberni and on the highway though there are some slushy sections on the Hump and icy patches around Cameron Lake.  They must not have salted in Parksville because the main roads there were covered in black ice!

There is more possibility for snow early Tuesday morning before 7AM. So be prepared to wake up to similar messiness.

take care out there and drive safely.