Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

Update on records and high fire danger

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - FOG ADVISORY , Port Alberni
    Issued: 07:33 AM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018 - Saturday: Fog dissipating late this morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing this afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Increasing cloudiness this evening. Fog developing late this evening. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog dissipating late in the morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Fog. Low plus 3. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 9. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.4° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.4° C
    Heat Index
    9.4° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    10 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:15:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    9.4° C @ 07:51 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.45 kPa @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.4° C @ 07:51 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    12W/m2 @ 08:14 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

An update on where we’ve been and where we are headed this week in terms of records.

The hottest official temperature for May is 34.1C set on May 28th, 1983.
We won’t be getting anywhere near that Monthly record, at least I hope not, but it’s worth noting. We are into 4 or 5 days of potentially record setting weather. Looking back at the new Airport, Old Airport “A”, Redford, City, and Beaver Creek stations to 1900.

May 4: The current record since 1993 is 26.3C in 1998. All time is 29.4C in 1915 at Beaver Creek.

Temp was 27.6C beat 1998, not 1915.

May 5: The current record since 1993, 23.7C in 1998. The all time 30.6C in 1915 at Beaver Creek.
Temp was 31.0C

May 6: The current record since 1993, 23.3C in 1995. The all time 29.4C in 1915 at Beaver Creek.
Temp was 31.7C

So far, an incredible stretch of records broken.

And it might continue:
May 7: The current record since 1993, 22.7C. The all time 28.9C in 1923 and 1969 at Beaver Creek and Redford Stations. Forecast is potentially record breaking 29C.

May 8: The current record since 1993, 20.0C. The all time 30.1C in 1987 at Somass ‘A’ Station. Forecast is not record breaking 28C.

May 9: The current record since 1993, 24.1C. The all time 29.4C in 1906 at Beaver Creek. Forecast is record breaking 30C

And finally…
May 10: The current record since 1993, 23.7C. The all time 29.4C in 1946 at Port Alberni City. Forecast is not record breaking 27C

After that it looks like our early heatwave will break and we will hopefully get some rain by Sunday to moisten the garden and the forest. There is now a High fire rating for our immediate area and moderate for most of the Island, please be careful if you are in the backcountry.