Very Foggy and Frosty morning

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 - Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 13. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 12. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.9° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.4 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    SE9 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    77 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    15.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:55:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    10 minutes
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    Observed at: Port Alberni 12:00 AM PDT Thursday 21 June 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:29
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (60% full)
    Civil Set
    22:13
    Day Length
    13:21:04
    Day High
    16.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.4° C @ 00:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.4 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.34 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.4° C @ 00:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.7km/h @ 00:20 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!