June 6, 2020

No rain in sight – Varying heat – Bomber flies again today

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 06 June 2020 - Saturday night: Partly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low 6. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early in the evening. Low 10. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15. Monday night: Rain. Low 8. Tuesday: Rain. High 18. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 11. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 18.

Update 7:40AM

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Aside from what looks like thunderstorm activity in the Interior, all the rainfall stays either well to the West and North touching only as close as Port Hardy and far to the East in Alberta.

The super long range out 16 days to past the end of the month looks the same with only the farthest reaches of the model showing any sign of rain at all.

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Heat on to start the week, then backing off.

We start the week with the thermostate dialed up to over 30°C.  Our saving grace will be the cool mornings.  This morning it got to 9°C at the Airport.  So those cool starts will help us avoid really nasty heat.  But the warmth in general will be more moderate than we had in the beginning of the summer.  After a few days over 30°C we should be closer to 25°C most days from Thursday on.

Bomber flies today.

Due to an illness with the crew, the Hawaii Mars has been grounded (watered?) on the lake for the past week.

According to their Facebook page, they have seconded a former Mars pilot from Harbour Air and today Transport Canada will be certifying him for fire fighting duties in the Mars, so watch for the big bird in the sky today.

Hopefully that means Hawaii will be back on alert as soon as tomorrow.  Last I heard, her contract with the BC Government is up on the 21st.

Happy Monday everyone!