Sat. Aug 17th, 2019

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 Friday 16 August 2019 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 15. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. High 24. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy overnight with 30 percent chance of drizzle before morning. Low 15. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of drizzle. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.1° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.53 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    84 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.1° C
    Heat Index
    17.1° C
    Dewpoint
    14.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:30:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:37
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    21:07
    Day Length
    13:23:16
    Day High
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    17.1° C @ 03:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.53 kPa @ 03:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    17.1° C @ 03:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.5° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

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!