Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Not too Shabby week in store

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 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
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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