UPDATE: Campfire Ban lifted, temporarily. Rain this afternoon and tomorrow morning – Then warm weather returns

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
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    14.7° C
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    102.72 kPa
    0.0
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    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    45 %
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    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    63 W/m2
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    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.72 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.4km/h @ 16:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

UPDATE 3PM: Sorry little late on this, but the campfire ban has been lifted in our area (Coastal BC) thanks to the rain today and expected overnight.  You should still be very careful in the woods as the rain may be somewhat localized and expect the ban to return probably within a week as we get back into the hot and dry weather this weekend and into next week.  Enjoy!

We have some much needed rain in the forecast this today.  We already got a little bit this morning, and more is falling now. Hopefully it’s enough to reduce our fire rating.

The map below shows we should get around 30mm by 5AM tomorrow morning.  Most of this will fall today, and then some more overnight.
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By the time the weekend rolls around though, the warm and dry weather will return.  We could be into the high twenties or 30s by Sunday.

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So lets hope we get as much rain as possible, especially in the Interior.  By Monday next week they will be back into mid-30s temperatures.

#bringbackthemars

I’ll be leaving ridiculously early tomorrow morning to make the trek up to Kelowna to deliver the 18,000 strong petition.  The last time to sign the petition will be Thursday at noon.  I’ll mail the rest of the signatures to the premier’s office next week.

Lets hope there is good news that comes from this.  With both May and June 2014 being the hottest in the global records at NOAA and our neighbours in Washington State just going through its largest wildfire ever (including the loss of 150 homes) we will need all the help we can get.

http://www.change.org/bringbackthemars