Record Weekend Heat – Full Rundown of Water Restrictions Now in Effect

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 July 2018 - Sunday: Sunny. High 31. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high. Monday night: Clear. Low 13. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 35. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 34. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 29. Friday night: Clear. Low 15. Saturday: Sunny. High 29.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    31.4° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N 6.8 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    29 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    31.4° C
    Heat Index
    31.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.2° C
    UV
    5.3
    Solar
    916 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:20:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:57
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (80% full)
    Civil Set
    21:52
    Day Length
    13:25:41
    Day High
    31.5° C @ 15:17 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.4° C @ 06:05 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.38 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.01 kPa @ 15:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.4° C @ 06:05 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.5° C @ 15:17 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.8km/h @ 15:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    956W/m2 @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.5 @ 13:16 Tdy.

We broke a short term record on Sunday by hitting 32.2° C at the Airport which was actually a little hotter than what we got in town (the reverse of Saturday).

There is no end in sight really with every day this week expected to be sunny.

Water Restrictions now in Effect.

As of today, lawn and garden watering restrictions are in effect in the City of Port Alberni.  Hand watering is exempt from the restrictions as is watering of city and school parks and playgrounds.

http://www.portalberni.ca/water-restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions in City of Port Alberni:

Watering only between 6:00 am – 9:00 am & 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Even No. Addresses can sprinkle on even numbered calendar days.
Odd No. Addresses can sprinkle on odd numbered calendar days.

In addition to the above restrictions your co-operation in adhering to the following water conservation practices is requested.

Minimize water used for non-essentials such as car washing, and hosing off your driveway.
Ensure that sprinklers are not left running unnecessarily.
Stage 1 Exemptions include: municipal parks, school yards, sports fields, and public spray parks. Hand watering flowers and vegetable gardens are also exempt.

Beaver Creek District also under restrictions.

http://www.acrd.bc.ca/beaver-creek-water

Houses with odd numbers can sprinkle on odd numbered calendar days between the hours of 8:00pm to 10:00am.
Houses with even numbers can sprinkle on even numbered calendar days between the hours of 8:00pm to 10:00am.
Sprinkling between the hours of 10:00am and 8:00pm is strictly prohibited.
Hand watering of flower and vegetable gardens is permitted anytime. Frequent watering promotes shallow root growth and an unhealthy lawn. For a healthy lawn with deep root growth watering of 25mm is recommended once a week. Watering during the heat of the day evaporates before soaking in.

No restrictions (yet) in Cherry Creek

Keep an eye on http://www.cherrycreekwater.com for updates from that Improvement District.

360º Webcam setback

One final note.  As you may remember, I have been trying for the past year to put together a system that would provide 360º views from my home of the City.  My intention was to purchase a 0-360º Panoramic lens.   I had bought one on eBay but for the first time in many years of purchasing on eBay, I believe I may have come across some sort of scam artist who ‘sold’ me the lens but never actually shipped the product, if they had it at all.  It was supposed to arrive on my doorstep over a month ago.

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So as I try to recover the funds I paid, I will continue searching for an affordable solution in this ongoing quest.  I just wanted to let folks know I have not forgotten about it.

Have a great Monday!