Mon. Dec 10th, 2018

Update Sunday 11AM – Fire to 3ha – When Idiots Attack – Fire out Comox Main

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 09 December 2018 - Sunday night: Showers ending before morning then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy. Rain beginning late in the afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 4. Monday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Thursday: Rain. High 9. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Saturday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.3° C
    0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.04 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 3.5 km/h
    gusting 11.3 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    6.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.3° C
    Heat Index
    5.3° C
    Dewpoint
    5.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:35:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:24
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (10% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:08
    Day High
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.7° C @ 03:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.4mm/hr @ 04:26 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 04:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.83 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.8° C @ 04:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.0° C @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.9km/h @ 04:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Update Sunday 11AM

Some pictures this morning from the Haack’s farm at the end of Beaver Creek road in Port Alberni.

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No update yet from BC Wildfire this morning.

The weather is much cooler this morning which will help things.

 

Update Sunday 9AM

The fire report this morning has the fire at double yhe last report.  It is now 3 hectares (7 acres).  You could also call it 2 Martin Mars large. (The Hawaii Mars covers about 3-4 acres per drop.  She is currently awaiting repair though from the damaged suffered in Osh Kosh)

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The fire weather forecast from Friday for our region has indicates warm weather is expected to continue today and there is the possibility it may intensify mid week next week so it is important that they get this fire under control and in mop up before then.

If you have pictures of the fire don’t hesitate to send them along.

 

Update Saturday Afternoon

The fire has grown to 1.5ha.  Here is the view from near Gyro Park.

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The BC Wildifre service has aircraft and ground crews on it according to the City.

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Lets hope this isn’t a repeat.

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There is nothing to say but that this is totally unacceptable and irresponsible.    This fire was set last night, intentionally or not, by a person reportedly around 6KM up Comox Main road past Beaver Creek.

(Picture from Facebook)

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Here is the information on the BCWildfire website:

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If you know anything about how this fire was caused please alert the authorities.

To Report a Wildfire call 1 800 663-5555, or *5555 on a cell phone

We are in the middle of August and even though we have had some cool and moist weather, the fire danger remains at Moderate and is expected to go to High in the next day or two.  There is no excuse for this.

Please be safe out there.