Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

Thunder in the Valley Forecast. Near perfect? Watch for meteors too!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    NW1 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    10 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 11:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.91 kPa @ 08:29 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 17:44 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:16 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    33.3° C @ 16:03 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 13.2km/h @ 17:00 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    705W/m2 @ 14:18 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 13:01 Ystd

Here is a special forecast just for the Thunder in the Valley weekend!

We are going to get a bit of a change in the weather, and it should bring about pretty good conditions for checking out the racers at the Airport!

Saturday

We are starting out clear. Anyone out for some fishing should be pretty happy.

This mornings satellite image shows clouds creeping up from the south.
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This is right inline with the UWash model forecast from last night. The 2PM cloud forecast shows us clouded over… But I’m expecting it to maybe get here a little early. We should cloud over by just after noon.
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Either way, it should give us some relief from the heat and make for a better time out at the track.

There is no rain at all in the model. It should clear up by evening and give us a chance to see some Perseid meteors before the clouds and some fog returns in the morning.

Sunday

It looks like it will start out generally cloudy. And likely foggy on the Inlet and a tiny chance of showers. Here is 8AM
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By noon, it should have all burned off and it should be a warm afternoon, though not up into the 30s which is good.

With the dry weather continuing, and so many people and activity, please be fire aware.. The fire rating remains extreme. If you see smoke, call 911 or *5555. Stay safe and have fun at the races! Good luck to all the drivers!