Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

The Heat Wave is Finally Over

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.3° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.8 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.3° C
    Heat Index
    14.3° C
    Dewpoint
    8.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:45:00 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
    05:44
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (79% full)
    Civil Set
    20:59
    Day Length
    13:22:16
    Day High
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.3° C @ 02:38 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.8 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.75 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.3° C @ 02:38 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Well, yesterday the Airport only reached (ha!) 31C… so that’s not heatwave material!

That means our little heat wave will go down in history tied for 4th along with 1908 with 9 straight days over 32C.

Here’s how the two heatwave breakdown side by side:

4th Longest Heat Wave of 1908 ——- Heat Wave of 2008
August 13, 1920: 34.4C ——- Saturday, July 25, 2009: 34.4C
August 14, 1920: 33.3C ——- Sunday, July 26, 2009: 35.0C
August 15, 1920: 33.3C ——- Monday, July 27, 2009: 38.5C*
August 16, 1920: 35.6C ——- Tuesday, July 28, 2009: 39.8C*
August 17, 1920: 37.8C ——- Wednesday, July 29, 2009: 40.0C*
August 18, 1920: 41.1C ——- Thursday, July 30, 2009: 36.6C
August 19, 1920: 37.8C ——- Friday, July 31, 2009: 33.8C
August 20, 1920: 36.7C ——- Saturday, August 1, 2009: 34.4C
August 21, 1920: 33.9C ——- Sunday, August 2, 2009: 35.2C

It’s worth noting that that heatwave in 1908 featured the 2nd highest temperature recorded alltime in Port Alberni. Our 40C temperature was likely in the top 10 or 15 all time temperatures but I haven’t gone into the records to look for sure.

It was certainly a hot week and 2 days! It will be nice to get a little relief and maybe even a little rain in the next couple days to cool the forests as well.