Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

Smoke is/was from Russia again

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 14 October 2019 - Monday night: Cloudy. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. High 12. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Temperature steady near 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 15. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Showers. High 13. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 12. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 12.

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    Humidity
    88 %
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    Wind Chill
    10.3° C
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    10.3° C
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    8.4° C
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    Civil Rise
    07:06
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (98% full)
    Civil Set
    19:02
    Day Length
    13:04:57
    Day High
    10.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
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    101.61 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
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    10.3° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
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Here is a first. I just went to check out the wildfire situation in the province and a notice on the front page of bcwildfire.ca this evening states:

** Please note that we have received reports of generalized smoke in Port Alberni, Pemberton, the Fraser Valley, and many areas throughout the southern and central interior. Most of the province is experiencing hazy skies as a result of smoke. We do have active fires throughout the province but do not currently have any wildfires that would produce this amount of smoke. The smoke you are seeing is coming from Russia. It is being drawn across the Pacific due to the current weather pattern. If you see a plume of smoke or flames, please report it at *5555 on your cell, or 1-800-663-5555 on a landline.

So that answers that question.

There are no Wildfires of note on Vancouver Island but large sections of the central and southern parts of the Island are under Extreme fire danger ratings include the Alberni Valley.

Here is the current provincial map:

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Bowser, Campbell River and Saltspring Island (ie. Most of the rest of the Southern Island are also forecast to hit Extreme by the weekend and all remaining popular areas will hit High danger ratings.

Be careful out there.