POLL! :) How Hot will it get?

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Well, if it’s going to be stupid hot then we might as well have some fun with it.  So here’s a poll!

August Weekend Heat! How Hot Will It Get? (Rounded to nearest degree)

  • Above 36ºC (33%, 21 Votes)
  • 36ºC (30%, 19 Votes)
  • 35ºC (25%, 16 Votes)
  • 34ºC (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Below 33ºC (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 63

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Pick the hottest you think it will get at Alberniweather between Thursday and Sunday.  Click through to see the predictions from a number of places.

It’s going to be a beautiful day!

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Here are the forecasts from the various models and forecast services.

  • Service : Thursday : Friday : Saturday : Sunday
  • EC: 34 : 35 : 34 : 24
  • UWash (average): 34 :  34 : 32 : 21
  • CanGemLam: 27 : 28 : — : — : —
  • CanGemReg: 28 : 30 : — : — : —
  • CanGEPS: 24 : 25 : 23 : 20
  • USHRRR: 36 : — : — : — : —
  • USRAP: 34 : — : — : — : —
  • USNAM: 28 : 30 : 29 : 22
  • USSREF: 27 : 27 : 27 : 24
  • USGFS: 30 : 32 : 32 : 25

Fire danger creeps up across province.

Here are three fire danger images that show the progression over the past 7 days.  We should see more extreme areas pop up today and tomorrow.  Be safe out there.

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And finally, here is the Special Weather statement from EC.  Take care out there. Stay hydrated.

Issued at 2016-08-18 05:12 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement continued for:
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Prolonged Hot Weather

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Maximum temperatures will approach record values of about 35 degrees in some inland locations Thursday as a strong ridge of high pressure builds along the coast. A slight sea-breeze will cap temperatures near the straits at about 25 degrees.

Winds will gradually shift to onshore Friday, reducing temperatures by a few degrees. Regardless, higher than average temperatures will persist through the weekend.

Coping with the heat:

There are many symptoms of heat-related illness including thirst,
dizziness, confusion, weakness and fainting/collapsing. Medical
Health Officers are reminding residents to protect themselves from
the heat.

1. Stay cool: Spend several hours every day in an air-conditioned facility. Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.

2. Drink plenty of water: Drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages (preferably water) irrespective of your activity intake. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.

3. Check in on others: People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness. Check regularly on older people, those with mental illness and anyone else is unable to leave their un-air conditioned homes, for signs of heat-related illness.

4. Never leave children or pets in a parked car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels within minutes in an enclosed vehicle when the outside temperatures ‎are elevated. Leaving the car windows slightly open or “cracked” will not keep the inside of the vehicle at a safe temperature.