Sun. Aug 18th, 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 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 18 August 2019 - Sunday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 13. Monday: Clearing in the morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 14. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 15. Wednesday: Showers. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    20.4° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.02 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6 km/h
    gusting 16 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    20.4° C
    Heat Index
    20.4° C
    Dewpoint
    13.6° C
    UV
    0.1
    Solar
    52 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (89% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:23:02
    Day High
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day Low
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.25 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.02 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    16.3° C @ 04:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.3° C @ 16:12 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23km/h @ 14:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1127W/m2 @ 12:33 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.3 @ 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