Wed. Sep 19th, 2018

Very Foggy and Frosty morning

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Tuesday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight. Low 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the evening then partly cloudy. Low 9. Thursday: Showers. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 15. Friday night: Showers. Low 9. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.6° C
    -1.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.76 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 1.4 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    57 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.6° C
    Heat Index
    17.6° C
    Dewpoint
    9.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    49 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 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
    06:27
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (70% full)
    Civil Set
    19:58
    Day Length
    13:13:14
    Day High
    20.4° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 02:06 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.15 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.76 kPa @ 17:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.9° C @ 06:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.4° C @ 16:21 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.0km/h @ 18:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 11:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.3 @ 13:18 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!