Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Not too Shabby week in store

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. 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
    4.0° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.1 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 4.8 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.0° C
    Heat Index
    4.0° C
    Dewpoint
    2.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.8° C @ 03:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.1 kPa @ 05:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.5° C @ 04:44 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
    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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