Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

More Sun, No Rain. Extreme Fire Danger.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: A few flurries or rain showers ending early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Local snowfall amount 2 cm. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.1° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.05 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    96 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.1° C
    Heat Index
    3.1° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    1.2
    Solar
    312 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:30:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    6.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.0° C @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    6.9mm/hr @ 07:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.88 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 07:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    318W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.3 @ 11:19 Tdy.

We are set for another week of sunshine and hot weather.

The most important part about this weather will be the fire danger. Yesterday was the first day we hit an Extreme fire rating and the forecast from the BC Wildifre website shows we will stay that way for the foreseeable future. (Look here under Beaver Creek).

The Martin Mars water bomber has already been busy in the past couple weeks fighting fires in the Interior and in Powell River.

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Please, if you smoke, put your butts in an ash tray. If you are camping, no campfires unless you are in the fog zone on the West Coast. If you are an ATV or dirt bike enthusiast, or you are out on the logging roads carry some water and watch for sparks catching in the bush.

We are not likely to get any lightning in the next week, so the most likely cause of forest fires is from human activity.

If you see smoke or a fire, call: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellular phone.

Here’s last weeks time-lapse!