Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Update on records and high fire danger

  • 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
    18.8° C
    -2.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.8° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    9.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:50:00 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
    05:42
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:22:31
    Day High
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.89 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.54 kPa @ 17:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.4km/h @ 14:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 13:47 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.6 @ 13:13 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.