Not too Shabby week in store

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.6° C
    0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 5.2 km/h
    gusting 19.3 km/h
    Humidity
    64 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.6° C
    Heat Index
    17.6° C
    Dewpoint
    10.7° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    187 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:55:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (38% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1283W/m2 @ 15:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 Tdy.

We should be on track for a very pleasant week.  For those of you still on vacation, or who work outside or at least with a window in your office, you should be pretty pleased.

The Models have no chance of rain before Saturday!

There is a big high out in the Pacific that appears to just be keeping enough of the systems away to the north that we are protected.

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It does not appear as though it will expand any further north or east though so it won’t allow any really hot air to come up from the deep south, which is probably a good thing.

The campfire ban remains in effect as do watering restrictions for our area even though the wildfire danger rating is now Moderate for the Alberni Valley after last weeks rain and cooler weather.

DR-2As you can see though, there is a lot of variability to the Island’s danger ratings right now.  The rain we got was very sporadic and still not all that quenching.  So no matter where you are on the Island, please continue to be careful and vigilant.

The forecast on the bcwildfire.ca website (Beaver Creek) is slated to move back to High by Thursday.  Expect other stations that are already high now to move into the Extreme danger rating.

The long range Canadian Ensemble has very little precipitation for us right through to the end of the month so unless we get another bout of thunderstorms (which carry their own fire dangers of course), don’t expect any more rain to help with water levels.

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