Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

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

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 20 January 2020 - Monday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 6. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy in the evening. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    2.3° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    100.1 kPa
    NW3 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    2.3° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    420 minutes
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    Observed at: Port Alberni 02:00 AM PST Tuesday 21 January 2020
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    16.5 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    115.8 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 01:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    15.2mm/hr @ 03:51 Ystd
    Day High Barometer
    101.2 kPa @ 10:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    100.55 kPa @ 19:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    0.2° C @ 03:16 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    8.1° C @ 06:46 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 06:45 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    236W/m2 @ 10:16 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 10:03 Ystd

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.


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.


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.


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!