Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Friday 22 February 2019 - Friday: Periods of snow or rain ending near noon then clearing. Local snowfall amount 4 cm over higher terrain. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Becoming cloudy late this evening with flurries. Amount 2 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: Flurries changing to rain showers and flurries near noon. High plus 4. UV index 1 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.2° C
    1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 3.2 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    86 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    2.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 5:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.8° C @ 03:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.15 kPa @ 04:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.5° C @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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