Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Updating…. Fire out Sproat Lake. Please send pictures and updates.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 24 April 2019 - Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Thursday night: Mainly cloudy. Clearing near midnight. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low zero. Sunday: Sunny. High 17. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.1° C
    -1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 9.7 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    46 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.1° C
    Heat Index
    14.1° C
    Dewpoint
    2.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    74 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:15:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:34
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (67% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:17:21
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 15:39 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.7° C @ 05:52 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.8 kPa @ 08:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.46 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.7° C @ 05:52 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 15:39 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.9km/h @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    939W/m2 @ 13:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.0 @ 13:04 Tdy.

Latest updates at top start here.

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Update 12PM Sunday – No new updates.  BCWS still classes fire as New 1ha.

Updated 7:30AM – Nothing new to report.

Updated 9PM – Hwy 4 now open.

BCWS has same size for the fire. Likely nothing more until morning.

Update 6:30PM – BCWS update size to 1 hectare.

Person caused, updated location.

Update 6:20PM -Highway 4 open single lane.

5:40PM – Crews may have a handle on it.

this was the fire initially before more crews arrived around 3PM this afternoon.

Cheryl Graham

DriveBC still reports highway 4 closed next update 6:30PM

A before picture from Kelly Markin
After looking much better from Kelly Markin

5:30PM – Videos provided by David Pederson Tahn

 

 

4:35PM BCWS updated with initial location.

BC Wildfire now has it on their map.  It looks to be about 2 kilometres west of Taylor Arm Provincial Park. It is referred as Friesen Lake fire right now.

BCWS position at 4:30
4:30PM Saturday information
Linnea Hills – FB
Linnea Hills -FB
Michelle Crowther – FB

4:16PM Highway 4 now closed

From Valentine Gomez on FB

I am getting reports of a fire near Hwy 4 on Sproat Lake. If you have pictures please send them and I will include here as I update information. Nothing from BC Wildfire yet.

Pic below from Brandy May Watson on Facebook

 

From Nick EH on FB

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