Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

Update on records and high fire danger

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Windy this evening and after midnight. Low 11. Wednesday: Clearing near noon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 29. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. High 25. Friday night: Showers. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    22.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 16 km/h
    gusting 29 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.9° C
    Heat Index
    22.9° C
    Dewpoint
    13.1° C
    UV
    3.9
    Solar
    718 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:45:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:58
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 14:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1034W/m2 @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.7 @ 13:46 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.