Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

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 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.5° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.33 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
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    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.5° C
    Heat Index
    -0.5° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.6° C
    UV
    0.7
    Solar
    145 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
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    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.33 kPa @ 09:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    174W/m2 @ 09:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 09:40 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