Sun. Feb 17th, 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 PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High plus 4. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 3. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.8° C
    -3.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.5 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.8° C
    Heat Index
    2.8° C
    Dewpoint
    1.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:40:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (96% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    9.2° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.5 kPa @ 18:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.2° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.5km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    577W/m2 @ 13:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:23 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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