Wed. Dec 12th, 2018

Very Foggy and Frosty morning

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday night: Rain ending early this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Becoming partly cloudy this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.1° C
    -1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.76 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 1.4 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.1° C
    Heat Index
    -0.1° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:15:00 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
    07:26
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (23% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:13:03
    Day High
    2.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -0.1° C @ 04:14 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 04:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -2.1° C @ 04:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 4.8km/h @ 00:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Be careful on the roads. There is extensive fog not just in Port Alberni but all across the Island. Only higher elevations, and oddly, Nanoose Bay, were free of thick fog this morning when I drove between Port Alberni and VIU.

Wherever there was not fog, there was clear sky and lots of frost.  The sidewalks at VIU are covered in frost. Pretty slippery conditions.

Take care out there.  Today and Friday should be the thickest fog days.  On the weekend the inversions conditions should lessen a little bit and we have a good chance of breaking out of the fog in the Alberni Valley both Saturday and Sunday.

However, this pattern of clear skies (above the fog) is going to persist.  I just listened to Senior Climatologist David Phillips on CBC Radio say that we can expect this same pattern for the next 2 weeks, well into the middle of the month.

Temperatures will remain very stable but so will the air, which means we might be in for a pretty foggy December.

If you need to see some sun, just try to gain some elevation… even as far as the Timberlodge and Coombs Country Candy is sometimes enough to break out.

Have a great day!